Most nail supplies these days are meant to be disposable. They aren’t really intended to be used for long amounts of time. Of course you can invest in salon quality tools if you want, but cheaper tools can get you the same results…as long as they’re clean!
Cleaning Nail Supplies
Cleaning your nail supplies increases their longevity, which saves you money, and also keeps germs away from your hands and out of your nailpolish bottles (ew!). Thankfully, nail tools are small and can be easily cleaned with things you already have at home.
Cleaning metal nail supplies:
For metal nail supplies like clippers or cuticle pushers, soak them in warm, soapy water for two or three minutes, dry them off, and then rub them down with rubbing alcohol.
Cleaning files, buffers, or wooden nail supplies:
Dab nail files, buffers, or wooden tools with a cloth dipped in rubbing alcohol and let dry. These are technically supposed to be disposable, but cutting them into smaller pieces and using them one at a time can also help you get more use out of them if you’re not interested in investing in the salon version.
Keeping all of your clean tools in a clean place and washing your hands before you use the nail supplies should help you increase the amount of time between cleanings. If you keep your nail supplies clean, you should only have to replace them once they wear down, instead of every time they get dirty.
Maybe you can spend all of the money you saved on nail tools on a new bottle of nail polish!