There’s nothing like a perfect manicure to make you feel put together and polished, but going to the salon can be time-consuming and expensive. Luckily, it’s easy to give yourself a professional-looking manicure at home with just a few simple steps. Stick with us, and we’ll show you how!
What You’ll Need
To start, you’ll need to gather your supplies. You’ll need:
-Nail polish remover
-Cotton balls or pads
-Nail clippers and files
-A cuticle pusher
-A base coat
-Your color polish of choice
-A top coat
Remove Your Old Polish
Begin by removing any old polish from your nails. Dip a cotton ball or pad in nail polish remover, and gently rub it over each nail until the polish comes off.
File Your Nails
Once your nails are free of polish, it’s time to file them. Use a medium-grit nail file to shape your nails into your desired shape. If you’re not sure what shape to go for, oval nails are always a classic choice.
Push Back Your Cuticles
Cuticles are the strip of skin that runs along the bottom of your nail bed. To help your nails look their best, you’ll want to push them back with a cuticle pusher. First, soak your hands in warm water for a few minutes to soften your cuticles. Then, use the curved end of the pusher to gently push the cuticles back. You can also use cuticle nippers to trim any excess skin if necessary.
Apply a Base Coat
Once your nails are prepped, it’s time to start painting! Begin with a base coat to help your polish last longer and prevent staining. Apply a thin layer of base coat to each nail, and allow it to dry completely before moving on.
Paint Your Nails With Color
Now for the fun part! Select your color polish, and apply two thin coats to each nail, allowing the first coat to dry completely before applying the second. Next, you’ll want to add any nail art, such as gems, glitter, or stripes. There are other innovative ways to color and decorate your nails and you can view some of them at laura-webber.com.
Apply a top coat
To seal in your color and give your nails a high-shine finish, apply a top coat. Allow your nails to dry completely before touching them or exposing them to water.
…And That’s It!
With just a few simple steps, you can easily give yourself a perfect manicure at home. With a small investment in supplies and nail art, you’ll save lots of money and be able to pamper your hands any time you want!