Now that I have an engagement ring to obsess over, I'm dedicated to keeping my nails and hands in tip-top shape. But I've always been a fan of DIY'ing my manis and pedis (I have trouble sitting at a nail salon for hours), and have a few tried and true tools I think every girl should own. And, they're all budget-friendly at less than $10 a pop! So without further adieu, here is my bridal beauty hit list for achieving the perfect, professional-looking manicure...
1 - Sally Hansen Hard As Nails - You need strong, healthy nails to achieve the perfect mani, and this strengthening base coat makes it happen. Hard As Nails prevents chipping, cracking and splitting, and helps create longer, more beautiful nails.
2 - Beauty Fixation Cuticle Conditioner - Winter is tough on skin and cuticles, so this product from Beauty Fixation is a must for the season ahead. For just $5, you get 24 Q-tip-like cuticle conditioning sticks, and can bring these babies with you wherever you go!
3 - Sally Hansen Cuticle Nipper - Once you've softened your cuticles and pushed them back, it's time to bust out this miracle tool from Sally Hansen. I must warn you, though... this handy, dandy clipper can be seriously addicting! So make sure not to go overboard when clipping away!
4 - Zoya Winter Pastels Nail Collection - You already know I'm obsessed with pastels for winter weddings, so I had to include this amazeballs nail polish set in my beauty hit list! Each of the six muted neutral shades is absolutely divine, and oh so worthy of your white aisle.
5 - Sally Hansen Diamond Shine - There are few beauty products I love more than Sally Hansen's Diamond Shine base and top coat. It gives your nails that "just left the salon" shine, and keeps your mani intact for weeks.