How I Got My Nails To Grow 

Before the wedding I really struggled to get my nails to play the game, I always had visions of my wedding nails being long and my own… generally just natural looking. I ended up with acrylics for the day because if my nails grew.. they soon broke.

After the wedding I was under less stress and decided to go back to basics when it came to nail care.

Once I soaked the acrylics off my nails, they were so weak and unhappy (although quite long) I decided to trim my nails down and start fresh. Once trimmed these are the steps I took initially to get my nails looking healthy..

  • Filed my nails into my natural shape (in one direction.. no see saw motion on my watch)
  • Used cuticle remover and gently pushed my cuticles back and removed excess cuticle.
  • Gently buffed the nail bed so was an even surface.
  • Massaged cuticle oil into each nail for 20 seconds per nail to promote growth and to hydrate the nail.
  • I didn’t paint my nails for a good week after removing acrylics.

What I did throughout the week:

  • Filed my nails at least every other day
  • Massaged cuticle oil into my nails daily
  • Pushed my cuticles back once a week

I then decided to use gel polish to keep my nails strong. I am glad I gave my nails the week break before hand. Although once I have gel polish on I do not file my nails I still feel it is so important to use cuticle oil daily. It takes seconds and makes all the difference. I make sure I remove and re do my gel polish every 2 weeks. I never peel the polish off and this has made a huge difference to my nails and their strength.

I wish I had taken a picture of my nails before they grew but they were so ugly haha. But here is a picture of my nails now…

Let me know what tips you have to keep your nails strong and healthy. X


12 thoughts on “How I Got My Nails To Grow 

  1. I really wish I could say I’m 100% going to take care of my nails after reading this post but I’m SO LAZY when it comes to nails so I’m hoping that instead you’ll pamper them for me when I visit you one day hahah!!!! Amazing post and some really amazing tips too (which I’ll take on board if I ever get my shiz together!) xxxxxx

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  2. I’ve always bitten my nails (gross, I know haha) so my nails are naturally weak and generally just horrible. I’m really trying to grow them though so I’m gonna use some of these tips to hopefully help them! X

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  3. Your nails look gorgeous, Lucy! I definitely need to invest in a cuticle oil, is there a specific brand that you recommend? I have never had acrylics because I’m just scared of them breaking / not being able to get them off haha! Maybe I should try them once in a while!

    Abbey 😘


  4. I really love having acrylic nails put on but it isn’t convient for my lifestyle and my nails naturally break often because of the workshops I use at uni! These are some amazing tips and I’ll try using them x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

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  5. Your nails look beautiful in the photograph. I must admit I never really have problems with my nails growing. They grow so fast although they’re not as strong as they used to be so break quite a bit.

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  6. Your nails are looking lovely, that nail polish is gorgeous. I’m lucky that I’ve always had long strong nails. Even as a child I would never bite my nails, and since the age of 11 or 12 I’ve always had my nails long. When I started working in a shop it took a bit of an impact on my nails because I was actually using my hands for once (ha, lazy child) but they where soon back to being strong and in perfect condition.

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

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