No need to pay salon prices for a manicure. Use at-home tips to get polished in minutes!
Remove. Take off old color with acetone polish remover on a cotton ball.
Trim. Cut and file nails to your length of choice. As for shape, there are two main options: square or rounded. And neither form will chip more than the other. However a square shape looks more modern.
Soak. Rest hands in a bowl of warm water for five minutes. Add two tablespoons of a bath powder or your favorite liquid soap to soften nails. Make sure the water’s not too hot or it will dry out your hands and nails.
Soften. Apply cuticle oil or lotion on dry hands to nourish and soften rough spots.
Push. Use a cuticle stick to press cuticles back so they don’t get in the way of the polish. Some people prefer to cut their cuticles for aesthetic purposes, but it’s best not to do this at home. Unless you’re a nail technician, you’re going to end up with cuts all along the side of your nails. Just push them back.
Scrub. Exfoliate hands with a body scrub or homemade mixture of olive oil and salt or raw sugar. Scrub for two to three minutes then wash thoroughly.
Moisturise. Dry hands and apply a rich moisturiser.
Polish. Apply a base coat first then apply two thin coats of polish. Finish with a top coat if you haven’t used one yet.
Although one can easily do their manicures at home, sometimes it is better to leave this task to the experts. Indeed, getting a manicure in beauty salons is one way of pampering yourself as manicure services also include a short hand massage. Create your own individual nail look with the help of nail technician courses.
The Carlton Institute offers a nail course in Essex!