How to DIY the Perfect Manicure at HomeDecember 01, 2020
Tools You Will Need:
- nail polish remover
- cotton pads
- nail clippers
- nail file
- nail buffer block
- cuticle pusher
- cuticle nipper
- base coat
- nail polish
- top coat
STEP 1: Start With a Clean Slate
Completely remove any nail polish that’s on your nails. Apply nail polish remover to a cotton pad to rid your nails of any remaining polish. If you don’t have any leftover polish on your nails, use the nail polish remover to take off any excess oils.
STEP 2: Cut and Shape Your Nails
Use your nail clippers to trim down your nails so that they are all even. Be careful not to make them too short. Then, use the nail file to shape your nails. When filing, don’t aggressively move the file back and forth. Instead, file from the side of your nail to the center, being sure to lift the file away from your nail when you start on the other side of the nail. After filing, buff the top of your nails to make them look extra smooth, shiny and ready to be painted.
STEP 3: Soak in Warm Water
After you’ve cut and shaped your nails, soak them in warm water for five minutes. This will help prep your hands by softening your cuticles. Dry your hands and moisturize them using the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Hand Cream, which is an affordable drugstore formula that intensely moisturizes dry hands.