We love a weird and wonderful beauty buy
Khloe Kardashian has been busy spilling beauty secrets left, right and centre this week on her app, including the different diets each of her four sisters stick to, the recipe for her favourite healthy rainbow smoothie and most recently, an affordable and innovative beauty hack she uses to keep her nails healthy and strong without giving up gel manicures or acrylics.
Khloe took to her app to divulge her nail related secret, crediting her strong and healthy nails to a cream originally developed for horse hooves!
The product in question is Barielle Nail Strengthener Cream, and Khloe’s explanation for why she turned to the formulation that was originally made to condition and strengthen horse hooves has to do with her love of in-salon manicures. “I used to use nail oils and cuticle creams, but they did nothing for my nails. I get acrylics a lot – and gel manis, too – so it has to be a really tough formula.”
Khloe’s success with the cream can be attributed to the fact that the formula is considerably stronger than traditional nail and cuticle creams. Horse hooves obviously require a much more potent and concentrated cream to penetrate the surface than the average nail strengthener.
An interesting hack to keep up your sleeve, however if your don’t get gel manicures or acrylics on the regular, you can skip the super strength stuff and keep on using your trusty standard nail strengthener or cuticle oil (our members love Scholl Velvet Smooth Nail Care Oil) as they'll still help nourish and strengthen nails and cuticles.
Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.