We have all heard of the Tik Tok phenomenon of “slugging” where you slather your face with a thick moisturizer or balm in order to lock in hydration. Lately, skincare loving Tik Tokers have decided to take slugging to an entirely new level with “nail slugging.” Nail slugging is a similar concept of slugging for your face, but instead of coating your face, you coat your hands and nails in a thick layer of a balm or lotion.
What are the benefits of nail slugging?
Slugging and hydrating your hands is a good habit to get into to help strengthen and protect nails and cuticles from outside elements, such as cold temperatures, brisk winds, and dry indoor heating. When your cuticles are dry, they are prone to splitting, which can increase the chances for infections, but luckily slugging can help avoid this issue. When coating your hands and nails in a thick layer of a balm or oil, you are strengthening your nails and allowing them to grow stronger and healthier.
What can I use to “slug” my hands and nails?
There is no need to fret when trying to figure out what to slug your nails with. The Champagne Fizz Manicure Candle is an intensive nail and skin treatment—i.e., the perfect product for nail slugging as it is a manicure candle that produces a conditioning oil that coats the hands and nails to lock in moisture. Formulated with Soybean Oil and Coconut Oil to soothe and condition the hands or feet, Champagne Fizz instantly moisturizes the skin for a luxe nail slugging experience.
“This beautiful candle provides a treat for all of the senses as the lightly fragranced warm oils are massaged into the skin of the hands and feet,” says Dr. Hadley King, an award-winning New York City-based dermatologist. "The blend of Soybean and Coconut Oils support the skin barrier and lock in moisture to leave the skin softer and smoother. It's a perfect self care ritual.”
So how do I slug my nails with the Champagne Fizz Manicure Candle?
First, to begin the process for the ultimate nail slugging, light the Champagne Fizz candle and allow it to melt the entire first level of wax before blowing it out. Remember, you want enough melted wax to be able to cover both of your hands. While you are waiting for the candle to burn, begin prepping your nails with our 3-Piece Pro Manicure Kit to clean up cuticles and shape nails, while you enjoy the luxurious Champagne scent.
Next, once the entire top layer of the candle is melted, pour the decadent oil directly onto hands and gently massage it in. The oil will be the perfect warmth for you to massage your hands but will not be too hot to the touch. The balm-like consistency of this intensive nail and skin treatment wax will condition your hands and cuticles for the ultimate nail slugging experience.
Lastly, once you have massaged the Champagne Fizz oil fully in your hands, take it one step further with the QuickFix Moisturizing Cuticle Balm. This no-mess cuticle massager features a non-greasy formula that hugs dry cuticles and conditions them with ultra-moisturizing Coconut Oil and Avocado Oil. Think of the QuickFix Balm as the cherry on top for your intensely hydrating nail slugging experience. Once you have coated your hands in the Champagne Fizz Manicure Candle and applied the Quick Fix Moisturizing Cuticle Balm, your hydrated hands will thank you.