Katie’s Stash Part III: The Manicure Essentials Basket

Originally this was a part of a Katie’s Stash Part II – but it was just too long so I decided my basket deserved it’s own post. So forgive the repost.

So here we have it: my “Mani Must Haves” Basket – I just came up with the name so I realize it’s not as clever or neurotic as the ToA. I don’t have a fancy station like some of you do where I do my nails – I usually do them right here by the computer or on my balcony if the weather is nice.

So what’s in my basket? A small container of various nail files and clippers. 100% pure acetone remover as well as a much gentler version: Cutex – Strengthening remover, cotton balls (of course), and Bath & Body Works Triple Moisture Body Creme & Shea Cashmere Hand Creme – both in Black Amethyst (love!). I also have my favorite base and top coats: Seche Vite (& Seche Restore), Sally Hansen Insta-Grip, and a new addition: a 2.5 (HUGE) bottle of Beauty Secrets Base Coat. I picked it up at Sally’s this weekend for 3.99 and so far I’m loving it (update: still using it & using it exclusively)  I usually have a few polishes I’ve pulled from the ToA or my favorite go to polishes. Oh – I also got a new polish thinner from Sally’s – I’ve yet to try it but it is also by Beauty Secrets – I’ll let you know how that works out.

I think that about wraps up Katie’s Stash part III 🙂

Have a fantastic week!



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