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    Default How to save your fingernails during renos?

    As the title says, does anyone have tips for protecting your fingernails while renovating? We're helping our friends reno their first home over the past few weekends and many to follow but my nails have taken a fair beating and we have a wedding to go to in a few weeks. I'd rather not get fake nails, they seem to do more damage then good.

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    Default How to save your fingernails during renos?

    Try the new Shelac. It's slightly harder than standard polish. Wear gloves. But sadly nothing saves makes while renovating. I lose mine every time.

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    Default How to save your fingernails during renos?

    Gloves while doing the work, then a Shellac manicure. It says it lasts 2 weeks - I've gotten up to 4-5 out of mine before!

    It also helps to keep the nails relatively short while doing the work, then growing them out in the last week or two. We renovated right up until our wedding, so I'm understanding your problem!

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    Default How to save your fingernails during renos?

    Cheap cotton gloves under the rubber/gardening gloves and using handcream under the cotton gloves too.
    Good luck.


 

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