Starting with the Basics- Nails!

You definitely don’t need to draw attention to your nails with flashy colors or designs, but you also don’t need to draw attention to them for looking raggedy and unkempt. Sometimes less is best. Personally I am a believer in short, clean nails. Most of my life I have played the piano and guitar, so short nails are the best option for me.

Winter in Wisconsin wreaks havoc on my nails! There is no point schlepping polish on nails that are cracking, peeling and breaking!  Fortunately because it is winter, you are able to conceal hands that are less than amazing with gloves and mittens. However, if you are trying to get your winter nails back on track, here are a few things to check out:





This product is an overnight mask for your fingernails that washes off with soap and water-  No need for remover.  Fix it…and forget it!

Another option is a daily supplement you can take that will help your skin, hair and nails stronger and healthier. I have taken these on and off for several years and always notice an improvement when I am taking them.



And while you’re at it, you might want to soften those cuticles too!


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Take 5 minutes today (even less than that) to get your nails back in shape. Because we all know that the snow is going to melt…eventually!


  1. Hi Suzie,

    This is a great post!!

    I have healthy nails, but, I never do anything with them. I don’t need products to help them be shinier, but, I need advice on how to quickly make mine look better, like, removing cuticles, etc.

    Thank you for any help!

    Cuticly Clueless,
    Julie 🙂

    • Do you own a cuticle clipper? The first one is easier to use but doesn’t do as nice of a job. The second one requires a little practice but works really well- just make sure that you do it right out of the shower when your cuticles have had time to soften up a bit.

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