Manicure 101

For some acrylic nails are it! But for the rest of us getting your fresh full set and a fill-in is an investment. That's $25 for a full set and $15 for a fill-in; which can be around $40 a month considering you don't break a nail, you don't want any extra designs, a french manicure or extra strokes of color on your nails and you only get your nails done twice a month.

Why go through the time, inhale the toxic chemicals and spend extra money on something that's just damaging your nails anyway when you can get a manicure for 1/3 of the price and/or do it yourself? Exactly, it's not worth it, so here are some tips to a quick and easy manicure (guys you can get manicures too, it won't make you any less of a man, just stick to clear polish or buffed nails):

1. Remove old nail polish thoroughly.
2. Soak hands in warm water for 10 or 15 minutes. Dry hands.
3. File nails in one direction only. Avoid using a seesaw motion.
4. Push back cuticles. Use a cuticle moisturizer if they do not push back easily after soaking.
5. Massage your hands. Use a moisturizing lotion. Use an exfoliating lotion if your skin is dry and/or roughened.

6. Apply a base coat. Allow it to dry.
7. Apply polish. Clean any stray marks with a cotton swab dipped in polish remover.
8. Add a second coat for deeper color.
9. Finish the manicure with a top coat of clear polish.

Keep it natural and beautiful!

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  1. Fash!on!sta said...:

    Got it!

  1. Adrian said...:

    I love how you made the whole manicure process so easy to understand. Thank you for this great tutorial

  1. Little Miss Sunshine said...:

    So true. They always damage my nails. Good easy tips!

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