Travel Manicure Kit Essentials
Travel manicure kit essentials can be packed in a small bag and will not take up much room in the car or luggage. Some tools are necessary to any kit like this, while others will be up to your personal preferences. It may not seem like something you can't live without while traveling, but you might be surprised to find how often it is used.
- Include a nail file in the kit. So, you don't want to be sitting around with friends talking and filing your nails, but you may need to smooth out the edges on a nail that is ripped off with a jagged edge. You can use the file and smooth the edges of the nail so that it doesn't snag on clothing.
- Nail clippers are a must-have. Just like the above scenario, you may need to cut a nail short because it was caught on something or you may just wake up and realize it has been a while since you have cut your nails. Just cut along the top of the nail and make sure to not cut to short on the edges. You don't want any ingrown nails.
- A nail brush helps with clean up. It has bristles on both sides and can be used to get all of the dirt out from under fingernails. Softer bristles are located on one side, with rough bristles on the other for tougher cleaning.
- Keep your hands smooth with hand lotion. Much like the nail file, you don't want to sit around with friends moisturizing, but you do want to prevent your hands from being rough and uncomfortable to shake or hold onto. It is best to use the lotion right after you wash your hands. Leave them damp, add lotion and rub in.
- Tweezers are optional for a manicure set. They don't play a large role in an actual manicure, but they can get small splinters out from your hands. If you forget this item when you pack up your manicure travel essentials, don't worry, you still have all of the important items.