8 Ways to get a Manicure done at home

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Doing manicure at home is a great way to unwind your stress. It makes you feel good about yourself when it comes to hands. Isn’t it? Breaking away to the salon for a manicure is a great way too, but when you are trying to save money and time, you have to stick to your plan Your plan of doing things the easier and cheaper way. So why don’t you give a perfect professional manicure at home? It is simple and quick, hassle free and makes it much easier in terms of money.

So, here are some easy and quick manicure tips you can give yourself at home.

Follow the Steps for a Perfect Manicure

1Get your supplies together

Get your supplies together

To give an awesome manicure, make sure you have all the right kind of materials. You might have to spend money the first time you get it, but from the next time you can directly start the procedure. The things you may need could vary from nail polish remover, cotton balls or cotton swabs, cuticle trimmer, nail buffer, hand cream or cuticle cream, trimmers for nails, nail paint, base and top coat. Getting the right kind of materials makes your work much more easier than you think.

2Remove your old nail polish

Remove your old nail polish

When you get a manicure done, you should remember that nail polishshould be removed from your nails no matter what. Getting a manicure without removing nail polish doesn’t make sense because there wouldn’t be a matter effect to the manicure. Use nail polish remover with cotton balls or swabs and remove the nail polish on nails. If you have fake nails, such as acrylic, choose a polish that will remove them and don’t let it soak much in water.

3Cut and file your nails

Cut and file your nails

You should always trim your nails before you get a manicure done. Using nail clippers, trim your nails. Don’t cut them too short, make sure that you are able to see the white patch on your nail tip. Gently drag the file across the nail, rather than pushing it. Excessive force on it will weaken the nails and cause them to break. Turn the hand with the file through each stroke to make a smoother curve rather than angles.

4Buff your nails

Buff your nails

Use a nail buffer and buffing powder to buff the surface of the nails and even out the ridges to smooth them. Make sure you don’t buff much as thinning it too much will weaken it. A perfect edge-to-edge flatness is not necessary. A soft, flexible buffer will more easily buff the sides of the nail along with the middle.

5Soak your nails

Soak your nails

Soaking your nails will actually strengthen your nail tips and keep them clean. Get a bowl, fill it with warm water, and add a little soap in it. Soak your hands for a few minutes in it. The water and soap will help to loosen the dirt, dead skin, and any dust left over from buffing, and soften the cuticles. Gently clean your nails and the skin around them with nail brush. You can also use a cotton bud to do the same.

6Prepare your cuticles

Prepare your cuticles

When you dry your nails, apply a cuticle cream to it. Using a cuticle pusher, gently push back cuticles. Do not force them back and never cut your cuticles. Wipe off the excess cream with a tissue or towel.

7Apply hand cream or lotion

Apply hand cream or lotion

Most people don’t really give importance when it comes to nails. Nails are the neglected part of your body. When you are done with the above process, apply lotion or hand cream and massage it thoroughly. If you have a dry skin, use an intensive lotion. Make sure to rub it in and around your nails and leave it for 30 minutes.

8Paint your nails

Paint your nails

Apply a base coat, This will even out the ridges and uneven that may still be on the nail, that will serve as a primer for your paint. It will help the paint to stay for a longer time. Now, pick a favorite nail polish of your and roll it between your hand for 10 seconds. Shaking the bottle causes unwanted air bubbles which will make it harder for the polish to stick to your nails. Begin painting nails with a thin coat and let your nails dry, later finish it with a clear top coat on it for smooth, scratch absorbing and flake resistant shield for the nails that don’t cover entire design.

Remember that nails are as important as any other part of your body. You need to give them extra importance like you treat your hair. These above tips on home manicure will help you remove all the first timer inhibitions you have towards manicure. This is a great way to start off your day with and will make your nails look extremely pretty and fresh.

Happy Home Manicure!

-Pavithra Ravi

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