You are out of town. You’ve been away for a few days and then dang…it happens, you discover a hangnail. Your cuticle skin starts peeling off and it just looks and feels bad. You are tempted to peel it off but you know that if you do, you risk peeling off too much skin and risk bleeding. On the other hand, if you don’t, it continues to hang and peel away.
Or what about the times when you are away and your nail chips out of the blue. It slits on the side and keeps getting caught on your clothes, scratches your skin and leaves you annoyed. You get the urge to use your fingers to break it off. You know that if you don’t break it off, it will continue to drive you nuts. If you do, it can really create a jagged edge and leave your nail looking and feeling funny.
It’s in these instances when you wish you had a manicure kit with some amazing manicure tools. A manicure kit is essential for both men and women because nail and cuticle issues happen to everyone. And if you don’t take care of them right away, it can leave you with some major problems. Not only will your nails and fingers look horrible, but it can be very painful and could possibly lead to infection.
So what should you look for in a manicure kit? There are many out there and so you should choose wisely. First, it’s important to determine how it will be used most. If you take it traveling, will it primarily stay in the hotel room or will you carry it with you in a bag as you are out and about? If you are keeping it at the hotel or at home, there are fewer restrictions on size and weight of the kit. If you are planning on carrying the manicure tools with you in your purse or bag, you may want to keep your kit on the smaller and lighter side. The type of manicure kit you should choose should depend a lot on your duration away from home as well. The longer you are away, the more tools you may wish to carry.
Second, after you’ve determined how you will be carrying the manicure kit, you need to decide what manicure tools you want in it. What manicure problems do you usually come across? Chipped nails? Hangnails? Dry overgrown cuticles? If you are a man, do you need to trim those nose hairs or ear hairs? Keep all of your hygienic needs in mind when deciding on a manicure kit that’s right for you.
Third, decide the quality of the manicure tools to be housed in your kit. Higher quality tools may be more expensive, but they last longer, have better handling and usually do a better job than cheap ones.
Fourth, but not least, the manicure kit case can make a big difference. Protecting your manicure tools is important especially if you get high quality manicure tools. You will want to keep them protected. Leather cases are always a nice option but they aren’t necessary. Small elastic straps that hold the tools firmly in place are a nice feature as well. You may opt for a make-up bag if you are a woman to keep not only your tools in there but also other make-up accessories. However, it is suggested to keep these separate as you want to keep your tools clean and in good shape.
It is suggested to start with these essential tools. At minimum, it is recommended to have a fingernail clipper, toenail clipper, nail file, and a cuticle nipper. An optional tool but still very important is a cuticle pusher. Outside of nail tools, it’s important to carry other tools. In this instance you may wish to ‘upgrade’ your manicure kit to a grooming kit. These might be make-up scissors, nostril scissors, a moustache scissor, a shaving razor and/or tweezers depending on your needs and whether you are a guy or girl. Having the proper grooming tools in a manicure kit can save you the irritation of unsightly nails and painful hangnails. It also save you frustration and can quickly solve your nail needs instantly so you can avoid some of these minor nuisances we encounter each and everyday. One less nuisance is another moment to be content.