DMT Beauty Transformation: These Luxe Nail Care Products Will Make You Feel Like You’re At The Spa
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These Luxe Nail Care Products Will Make You Feel Like You’re At The Spa

October 10, 2020BruceDayne

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Yes, nail salons have reopened. But that doesn't mean you necessarily feel comfortable going, even with protective safeguards like partitions, face shields, and appointment-only reservations in place — and that’s completely okay. Luckily, it takes just a few simple steps to bring your at-home mani-pedi to spa-like levels. 

An experience that rivals that of the salons you once frequented pre-pandemic begins with the right products — nail polish notwithstanding. Inspired by skin-care, OPI’s derm-approved ProSpa line is just the thing to transform what would have ordinarily been a simple "nail polish to nail" act into a delightful, luxurious treat. Start with the micro-exfoliating hand polish to slough off dead skin cells, massage in a triple butter-blend hand cream after, and follow up with the protective hand serum, all of which are laced with special ingredients like nourishing cupuaçu butter and restorative peptides (perfect for upping your skin’s barrier and protecting your hands in the cooler months). 

And once you've applied your color of choice, protect your hard work with OPI’s RapiDry Spray — the same stuff that’s used in professional nail salons — for an instant smudge-proof finish. So, light up some candles (top notes like bergamot and lavender promote relaxation), cue up classic spa soundscapes (we recommend rainforest sound effects or Enya), and luxuriate in a leisurely self-pampering process that’s just about as close to the real thing as you can get without having to leave your home.

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OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover

Remove all traces of leftover polish with this professional remover that gets the job done without leaving nails feeling dry or brittle.

OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover, $, available at Ulta Beauty

OPI ProSpa Micro-Exfoliating Hand Polish

The gentlest way to polish and brighten dull, dry skin: this exfoliator with micro grains that's formulated with vitamin C and cupuaçu butter to condition and soften hands.

OPI Pro Spa Micro-exfoliating Hand Polish, $, available at Ulta Beauty

OPI ProSpa Moisture Whip Massage Cream

Give yourself a hand or foot massage with this cream that delivers unparalleled hydration with its cupuaçu, shea, and coconut butter blend and collagen-building peptides. Prefer a lighter formula? Try this protective hand cream, instead.

OPI Pro Spa Moisture Whip Massage Cream, $, available at Amazon

OPI ProSpa Protective Hand Serum

Much like serums for your face, this one — a concentration of daisy flower extract, vitamin C, and peptides to brighten, plump, protect, and fight free radicals — delivers a shot of hydration in an instant.

OPI Pro Spa Protective Hand Serum, $, available at Amazon

OPI ProSpa Nail & Cuticle Oil

A powerful cuticle-conditioning medley of grape seed, sesame, kukui, sunflower, and cupuaçu oils that's as lightweight and fast-absorbing as it is rich.

OPI Pro Spa Nail & Cuticle Oil, $, available at Ulta Beauty

OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener

A best-seller for a reason, this nail treatment strengthens and hardens weak, damaged nails with hydrolyzed wheat protein and calcium.

OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Original Formula, $, available at Ulta Beauty

OPI Drip Dry Lacquer Drying Drops

Fact: The nail-drying process is the worst. After you've applied your color (we recommend these for fall 2020), speed things up with these drying drops — just one or two drops per nail should suffice — so you can uncork your favorite red to match your newly painted Bordeaux-colored nails and cap off your night.

OPI Drip Dry Lacquer Drying Drops, $, available at Ulta Beauty

OPI RapiDry Spray Nail Polish Dryer

Another option for an even faster finish: this spray that gives nails a smooth, smudge-proof finish in minutes. (It's so good, the pros use it backstage at fashion week shows.)

OPI RapiDry Spray Nail Polish Dryer, $, available at Ulta Beauty

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