[sample] As a general rule, my nails are in good nick these days thanks to supplements which have made such a difference. However, in about November, they just had some kind of break-down, flaking and snapping off. Consequently, I haven’t tested any nail polish other than on my toes since then because my talons haven’t been in a fit state. I can’t put it down to any one thing other than being ill a few months ago – I can’t explain it because as I say, supplements had improved them so much.

UKA Nail Oil

For at least a month I’ve been using UKA 24:25 Nail Oil every single day – it’s in a tiny bottle with a roller ball head so I just scoot it across the nail beds then rub my nails from the other hand over it and each nail gets a good coating. And if you look at the main picture, I’ve not really used much of it considering it’s been applied (almost) daily.

UKA Nail Oil

For those of you that remember the tone-match base coats that I’ve been using for a couple of years to give my nails a clean and brighter look if I’m not opting for colour, the oil is from the same Japanese brand. When it comes to the ingredients, there aren’t any special surprises – lavender oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil, jojoba and sweet orange oils – but it has quite quickly turned my nails from flaky and brittle to flexible and smooth with zero flakes. Nails take such a long time to regain condition and I think UKA has pulled one out of the bag helping so quickly. I’m almost ready for colour again. It’s in limited distribution in the UK which is a pity as I think it deserves a bigger audience but if you think its what your winter nails need, it’s £22 HERE. There are several scent options but I don’t think it really matters – they’re not strongly fragranced.

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