Every day our social media feed is awash with nail art. There are Pantone colors, geometric angles, and other spectacles of every imaginable form and fashion happening on nail beds across the country. And while we love the trend, sometimes there is something to be said for a natural nail! Whether your digits just need a break or your hoping to go a little more boho this year, Debbie Leavitt is teaching us a few of her top tips for a green manicure that will get your nails, hands and more in super natural condition.
As founder of Sheswai Beauty, Debbie knows what she’s talking about. With a passion to help more women find out just how incredible a natural mani can be she launched her line of Sheswai (she-sway) polishes, all of which are 3-free (that’s what we’re looking for!) and capped with a beautiful sustainable wood cap. We love that Debbie has created so very many versions of pale pink and peach to choose from, along with her more raucous shades in every color of the rainbow.
Check out Debbie’s simple tips for naturally glowing hands, feet, and nails from the inside out and then enter to win this Sheswai LoveBag: three gorgeous polishes in an eco-chic jute satchel.
File nails gently, allowing the grit of your file to do the work.
A very fine-grit buffer block will gently remove any staining or ridges, and will prep the surface of the nail for an easy polish application.
Invest in nippers to gently cut hangnails and loose bits of skin around the cuticle.
Make your own scrub. Combine your favorite oil, olive or sesame are ideal, and organic sugar for an easy, at-home scrub to exfoliate your skin. Use all over your body and on your hands and feet for hydrated, glowing skin.
Skip the basecoat. Remove any oils from the nail with a swipe of your polish remover.
Use a spare amount of polish. I believe less is more when polishing a natural nail.
Keep hands and nails moisturized with good old-fashioned olive oil. Rub a bit into your cuticles while cooking in the kitchen as a great way to keep your hands looking their best.
Drink plenty of water, tea and fresh pressed juice for glowing skin, lustrous hair and strong nails.
Rest and stress less – you’d be surprised how much this effects your nails, hair and skin!
Find happiness – it just makes everything better. From hands to the heart, a little bit of daily happiness can make your whole being operate just a little stronger.
One lucky winner will receive a Sheswai LoveBag: three polishes + an eco-chic jute satchel! Leave a comment telling us your favorite way to pamper yourself – be it mani, pedi or just a few deep breaths!