Manic(ure) Monday: DIY Nail Spa

home spa lemon juice and olive oil

We all know that there are like a million products out there to maintain pretty nails: nail hardeners, nail scrubs, nail brighteners and so on and so on. Besides some of them being way too expensive there is also the possibility to use a wrong one and do more damage than good. However you can't go wrong with the good old household remedies! So get yourself a lemon and some olive oil, grab two small bowls and enjoy some home nail spa time:

What you'll need:
- half a lemon
- some olive oil or coconut oil

How to proceed:
1. Squeeze the lemon and put the juice in a small bowl. Fill another bowl with some olive or coconut oil.
2. Put one hand in the bowl with lemon juice for about 5 minutes. Wash your hand and go over to the bowl with the oil for another 5 minutes. Repeat with your other hand (or use bowls that are large enough for both hands).
3. Don't wash off the olive oil but just remove excess oil with some kitchen paper and massage in what's left.

The lemon juice is a natural nail brightener and you can even keep the leftover to clean your nails before applying nail polish. The oil is great for brittle nails and can also be applied at night before going to bed.

What natural products do you use for your nails? Do you regularly care for your nails or are you too lazy?


  1. I have both of these at home, so Carmen I will definitely try this! How nice! As a matter of fact, I did a beauty day for myself this weekend. It really makes you feel good and relaxed. I have to keep my nails short, so I'm always trimming them. I do manis ever so often. Great post! Have a good week doll.

  2. Thank you for that, it is always better to make your own!


  3. I need to try it, in particular with the coconut oil instead of the olive one. To be honest Im pretty lazy when it comes to homemade remedy! xo

  4. wow, das muss ich mal ausprobieren!
    bin viel zu faul für so was normalerweise :D


  5. amazing diy nails I will def try it especially cause it is free xx

  6. Tolle Idee, finde ich super :)

  7. Must try!

    The Cutielicious

  8. Well I'm certainly going to try this tonight - Great tips! my nails could definitely use a bit of a touch up from the harsh winter. The lemons to brighten tip is especially good! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  9. nice post! thanks for sharing :)


  10. I recently got a care products from Sephora... but will definitely try this one too :D



  11. Nice tips ! I must try it !


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