9 essentials for your nails without going to the salon

Taylor Bell
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You may not be able to make it to a nail salon as much these days, but that doesn't mean you need to sacrifice taking care of your nails.

In fact, you don't always have to get a professional manicure to have your nails look fresh and fab. You can actually bring that salon experience home, given the right nails accessories. Seriously, you got this!

Shop: Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Moisturizing Hand & Cuticle Cream for Dry Skin, $5.99

Maintaining moisturized hands can be key to good nail health. And this Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating cream is made specifically to help protect your hands AND cuticles. According to the product description, it helps "soothe, and restore dry, cracked and chapped skin." Just lather it on before you paint your nails or whenever you feel your hands need moisture.

Shop: Cuccio Revitalize Cuticle Oil, $7.50 (Orig. $13.98)

You might see a nail tech apply cuticle oil before and after they your polish nails. That's because it's not only a moisturizer for your nails, but it's also said to help nail polish stay on longer. And many shoppers swear by this one, which is the No. 1 cuticle oil on Amazon.

Shop: Hard As Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream, $7.94

If you're looking to help restore weak and brittle nails then this is Amazon's answer for that. It's one of the best-selling nail growth creams on Amazon; it claims to help strengthen, thicken and grow your nails.

Shop: Mavala Stop Deterrent Nail Polish Treatment, $15.50

If you've been trying to grow your nails but your nail biting habit won't let you, those days might be over. This Malava Stop nail polish boasts that it's a "deterrent" that keeps your precious fingernails out of your mouth so your nails can grow healthy.

Shop: Tseoa Manicure, Pedicure Kit, $6.99

 

This highly-rated nail kit from Tseoa has many of the tools you need for your basic mani and pedi like a cuticle trimmer, nail file and three different clippers. Plus, it has some fab grooming essentials including an eyebrow tweezer, and a blackhead needle and loop remover. While it might have a low price point, don't let that scare you. It has a nearly 5-star rating on Amazon and over 3,000 customer ratings.

Shop: Onyx Professional 100% Acetone Nail Polish Remover with Nail File, $4.54

Changing up your nail polish is only natural and this nail polish remover can help take off just about any type of polish you have. According to the product description, it can help remove both regular nail and gel polish, as well as acrylic paint.

Shop: AKOAK 5 Pcs/set Nail Art Buffer File Block Professional Manicure Tools Kit, $6.80

Another essential kit to have for your self-manicure is a nail buffer set. This one from Akoak includes four cute nail files and a nail brush.

Shop: Gel Nail Polish Start Kit, $39.99

For those of us who love a gel manicure, this starter kit might save you a lot of trips to the salon. It comes with: one 82 ultraviolet nail lamp, 10 manicure tools, six gel polishes and the base and top coat polishes to complete your gel manicure. It's currently the No. 1 new release in nail polish products on Amazon.

Shop: STORi Clear Plastic Multi-Level Nail Polish Organizer, $12.99

Save yourself some room in your makeup drawer with this nail polish organizer. It holds up to 40 bottles and can also be used as storage for some of your other manicure items.

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