Seriously, the last thing I ever expected to fall head over heels for was this little tool from Tweezerman. It’s the $18 Tweezerman Pushy and Nail Cleaner, and it’s one of those things that didn’t look like much at first, but it turned out to be really, really handy. Now I use it on the regular.
It’s a dual-ended stainless steel nail tool with a flat spatula-like pusher on one end to push back cuticles, and a small angled scooper on the other end to clean under and around nails. The whole thing is metal and about five inches long.
Sounds simple, right? Well, this particular doodad also does what it does very well. The edges on both ends are smooth, so they don’t scratch your nails, and the shaft is textured in places to make it easy to grip while you’re getting out all the gunk (eww!). It also feels substantial and comfortable in my paw.
It’s $18, which made me gulp the first time I saw the price, but it’s well-made and sturdy, so it should last a while. Being stainless steel, it might never rust. Darned thing could last forever (or at least until I lose it). It’s available now online and at drugstores and Ulta.
This is one of those tools that I didn’t think I’d ever need until I did, but now that I’ve used it, I’m hooked. Now it’s a must-have for my at-home manis.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,