How Do You Take Care Of Your Nails?

Yes, I just wanted to ask that. It would be funny if I ended the post just like this, eh? LOL! I would like to know how you take care of your nails. That would include your fingernails and your toenails. Why would I like to know? It’s because I don’t know how to. That’s right. I’m a beauty blogger who knows nuts about nails.


I am lucky to be born with strong nails. My fingernails are naturally long so I can get away with keeping short nails. I envy those who keep  neat long nails but I just can’t bear the thought of them hitting the keyboard or me accidentally scratching something. I’m a klutz. I also have really hard nails so when I trim my nails using the clipper, you should stay far far away. My clipped nail will fly and bounce and might poke your eye. Yes, it happened to me before. My eye 🙁 Cutting nails with goggles on seems too extreme, so I just have to be more careful.

I don’t have a habit of filing my nails because it gives me goosebumps, literally. I know I really should buff my toe nails, but then again, goosebumps. It gives me that feeling when my teacher scraped her nails on the blackboard. Bitch! That’s also a reason I don’t enjoy that part of pedicure, when they clean and buff my toe nails. I feel like I need to pull my hair or hurt myself in order to numb that hair raising sensation.

And I’ve rambled on to some grandmother story again.

Anyhoo…… other than keeping my nails short, and putting on nail polish once in a while, I really don’t do much. I’m pretty sure my nails feel extremely neglected and hate me for it (hence the attempt murder on my eye). I do use hand creams that are also nourishing for my nails, so it’s not too bad…. I think.

Do you have any tips for me so that I can have healthy nails for longer? Any help is appreciated 🙂


xoxo Lily


  • xin

    eat more calcium? LOL

    gosh! reading about nails scratching blackboard just gave me goosebumps again! i don’t enjoy mani pedi when they buff and trim my cuticles, it just scares me! and my mom hates it when i clip my nails in front of her..according to her, it’s as loud as elephant cutting nails..

    • Lily

      Ah, supplements… I’m only on folic acid because of my thalasemic trait, nothing else. When I was pregnant, the doc prescribed me on some calcium+magnesium pills but it made me heaty. So I drank milk instead 😉

  • Gin

    me have naturally long fingernails too! nyahaha~

    i love nail arts~!!

    my toenails are never naked haha…

    to protect nails, i realized using basecoat before colouring is crucial!!!!!!

    MUST put on basecoat! A GOOD ONE!

    due to my longterm nail polish on the toenails, my nails were yellowish…but ever since i apply kanebo base coat before colouring, they are as healthy as my fingernails! no more dull yellow tinge!


    • Lily

      Ah, ok… I might try that next time. I never use bases and I hardly use top coats. Do you think those nail strengtheners help, that is if you’ve tried it before?

      • Gin

        my nails are strong so i never tried strengthener hahaha…
        topcoats make your polish and designs last longer. a cheap one will do. ^^

        • Lily

          hhmmm… I’ll have to browse and decide 🙂

  • Looks like you naturally have pretty, neat, strong nails (something I DEFINITELY am not blessed with, so I have a whole long routine :/), so my suggestions would be: get a nail buffer and shine tool (Revlon’s Crazy Shine buffer is AMAZING–it will make your nails so shiny, you won’t need a clear coat!), use a cuticle remover (if needed. My cuticles are INSANE and grow like weeds, so regular use of this is a MUST for me), and most importantly cuticle cream/oil/balm. I wouldn’t do too much else because if you’ve got it, flaunt it! 😀

    • Lily

      See, thing is, when you have something that’s already decent, you just take it for granted. So far, my nails don’t need much care, and I don’t worry much about cuticles either…and that is why it makes me lazy! My skin is flawed and I take time to make the best out of it. *sigh* So actually, I’m the problem. LOL!