Friday, November 20, 2015

My Nail Care Routine Tutorial

I have had several requests for a nail care routine, so I made one :). First, I want everyone to know that painting and caring for my nails is a hobby. I am not a professional and I don't claim to be one. Everything I do is based on trial and error for me personally, but I hope you will find some of these methods and tips helpful for you. Make sure to give my video a thumbs up after you watch it please-it will really help me out!

Also, I like my nails short, so I file them about every other time I paint my nails. So that ends up being about once a week. I do this entire routine about once every two to three weeks.

Here are the supplies I used in my tutorial:

ZOYA Nail Polish Remover: This is the best nail polish remover I have ever used. I don't buy it all the time, but most of the time. You can buy this on, Amazon or Ulta. If I do buy a generic brand from Target or Walmart, I always buy the one that is moisturizing. 
Cotton Rounds: I prefer these over cotton balls. :)
Dr. G's Antimicrobial Callus and Cuticle Remover: I really love this cuticle remover! It's such a huge bottle, and has lasted for a long time, so I haven't really tried any other brands. I have heard that the Sally Hansen brand remover is good too. I bought this one at Sally's Beauty Supply, but you can also get it on Amazon (link above).
Tweezerman: My most favorite cuticle pusher. I have tried several. This one works best for me. :)
Nail Tek Crystal Nail File: I mostly use a crystal nail file. Sometimes I use nicer regular nail files, but I find that I get less nail peeling if I use a crystal file. 
Buffer Block: I think any brand of this will do. I like to use the buffer to smooth out the edges of my nails. I also buff the tops of my nails about once a month.
CND Solar Oil: I have tried several cuticle oils, this one is my favorite, and it smells SO good! I apply this carefully after each manicure. Using acetone for clean up is very drying and this helps a lot. I also use it as part of my nail care routine which you will see in the video tutorial below.

Click on the link below to see my nail care routine! I would love some feedback, and let me know if you have any questions about my methods or the products. :)

-Go Polished


  1. Hi thanks for your tutorial it's really helpful. I've rently stopped biting my nails so just trying to figure out my own routine. I was wondering how often you do this routine and if you always do the same things each time or if there is perhaps a mini routine you do in between the main one? Thanks!

    1. I was just thinking this morning that I failed to mention how often I do this routine, so thanks for bringing it up! I will have to go back and add that. I file my nails about every other time I paint my nails (I paint them about every 3-4 days). I do this entire routine about once every two to three weeks. Hope that helps :).