How to Do Your Own Manicure At Home
Manicure at home is always have a great importance whether you’re trying to save money or simply too busy to make an extra stop at the salon. Your nails are front and center for life’s activities. So, having a pretty face doesn’t only includes in beauty but clean and pretty nails are also a part of beauty.
Do Your Own Manicure
Gather Your Tools
On a flat, protected surface, make sure you have all the right supplies and eliminate spills and smudges by positioning your arms and tools.
Remove Current Nail Polish
You need to remove your current nail polish if you have applied previously. We recommend Butter London nail polish remover, which smells great, Zoya Remove+, which comes in a genius no-spills bottle, and La Fresh Acetone-Free Wipes, which are way convenient. Wash hands afterward.
Trim your nails using nail clippers, if necessary, its necessary for manicure at home. To create a smooth surface, buff tops and sides of nails lightly with a nail buffer. Generally, the best way to go is slightly rounded nail shape or square-rounded edge. Excessive force or sawing back and forth will weaken the nails and cause them to break. If the idea of buffing your nails doesn’t appeal to you, use a nail filler product that will conceal minor nail flaws like ridges and discoloration. Avoid metal or extremely coarse nail files to prevent splintering.
Soak Your Nails
Place your hands in a bowl of warm (not too hot) water and add a few drops of soap to the water. The water and soap will help to loosen dirt, dead skin, and any dust left over from filing and buffing, and soften cuticles. You should do this step only three or four minutes because over-soaking actually damages skin and nails.
Push Back Cuticles
Soften cuticles with oil or lotion and then push back gently with a cuticle stick. You should not cut your cuticles because they protect your nails from bacteria and keep them soft. Use the curved, shovel looking side of the tool to push your cuticles back, from the top of your nail to its base. A good nail cream contains moisturizers that keep the cuticle supple, and humectants like alpha hydroxy acid that help cuticle tissues retain moisture.
Take a lotion or hand cream and massage it into your hands to avoid smudging almost-dry nail polish later. Take the opportunity to give yourself a mini hand massage. Try Paula’s Choice brush-on Cuticle & Nail Treatment for a spa-like finish, or massage Paula’s Choice Clinical Ultra-Rich Soothing Body Butter over hands and nails.
Apply a Base Coat
Before you apply your base coat, make sure all the dust from filing is completely removed by washing your hands or giving them a wipe down. Apply a very thin first layer of polish to your nails. Very thin. This is one of the most important part of manicure at home. Nail guru Essie Weingarten, of Essie nail polish, recommends waiting two full minutes between each coat, starting with the base coat. Some nail polish dries faster under UV light or in sunlight. You can also use a fan to speed drying time.
Apply your color polish in layers, allowing each layer to dry between coats. Two coats of color polish, followed by a top coat to add gloss should do the trick. This is usually the time when you’ll start to get restless for manicure at home. Slowly paint a vertical stripe down the center of your nail, followed by another stripe on either side of the first. The only problem with causing a smudge now is that it could be hard if not impossible to smooth away, leaving you with a wonky nail or a major overhaul job.
Apply a Top Coat
Nail polish top coat goes on like regular nail polish but is completely transparent. It dries shiny and super hard. After two minutes, apply the top coat of nail polish for a hard, smooth, scratch-absorbing, chip and flake-resistant shield particularly important for designs that don’t cover the entire nail. Sheer glazes may require a third coat for full coverage.