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5 nail products you need in your beauty kit

January 26, 2017
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Sometimes in our quest for the ultimate manicure, we can wreak havoc on our nails. Luckily, there are some handy products out there that can help you keep your nails looking as strong and healthy as ever.

From the best nail file to the sleekest top coat, we take a look at the top 10 nail care products you'll want to add to your beauty kit...


the nail mask: Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab Overnight Serum

This new offering from Sally Hansen is perfect for a nail intervention - after all, a flawless manicure starts with healthy moisturised nails.

Containing a blend of black orchid, acai and algae actives and humectants, it helps hydrate and rejuvenate dry or weak nails - all while you get your beauty sleep...

£9.95, available at Superdrug


The tools: Soigné Nail Care Tool Kit

Pamper your nails with this luxurious six-piece manicure set, which has everything you need to keep your nails looking their best including a cuticle pusher, cuticle cleaner, nail clipper, nail scissors and even a cuticle nipper. We're loving the sleek gold finish that will leave you feeling like you're getting a spa manicure.

£26, available at


The top coat: Nails inc 45 second Top Coat with Kensington Caviar

If you're after a quick-drying top coat, this is the one for you. It becomes touch dry in just 45 seconds – and still has a glossy, wet look professional finish that will leave you looking like you've just stepped out of the salon.

£15, available at


The cuticle cream: L'Occitane Shea Nail & Cuticle Nourishing Oil

This luscious nourishing oil contains 30 per cent of shea oil, working to both soften your cuticles and strengthen your nails. Plus, it has a handy brush that makes it easy to apply on the cuticles before you get a manicure.

£12, available at


The base coat: OPI Chip Skip

Keep chipping at bay with this handy base coat that primes the natural nail surface, increasing the bond with your nail polish and preventing it from breaking off. You need just one coat to get the effect – and it also keeps your manicure looking beautiful for longer.

£14.50, available at


The nail file: Stylfile 2

This beauty hero, created by The Apprentice star Tom Pellereau, works to follow the nail shape, so you end up spending less time having to file your nails. It has smooth and shaping abrasions so you can get your desired shape easily, as well as an under-nail skimmer to get to those pesky difficult areas. As a bonus – it's budget-friendly so you don't have to splurge to get the chic look.

£4.49, available at


The nail polish remover: Sally Hansen Regular Nail Polish Remover

Not only does this must-have effortlessly remove all traces of nail colour, but it also treats your nails to essential nutrients that will help them look healthy, as well as the cuticles. Using a special combination of Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and apricot extract, it quickly moisturises and reduces brittleness.

£2.45, available at


The nail buffer: Revlon Shine Addict Nail Buffer

Perfect for those often on the go, this beauty must-have buffs each nail in just two seconds. Its unique micro-grain roller surface will leave you with glossy, shiny nails, you won't even need to add a glossy top coat.

£4.99, available at

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