How to Give Yourself a Manicure


Manicures are not as expensive as people think; why spend money on a new manicure every few weeks when you can do it yourself. They are really important so you can have neat and well groomed hands. We will give you some steps on how to achieve the perfect look and also the tools that you will need. Manicures are very relaxing and a way to enjoy yourself.

To start off, start by collecting all the materials needed. The material you will need are a sink, soap, nail brush, washcloth, nail polish remover, Q-tips, cotton balls, nail clippers, cuticle remover gel, cuticle pusher, base coat, polish, and top coat. These materials can be bought at a drug store or you may even have them in your nail polish bag. Each one of these materials will be needed to do your own manicure.

When you start doing your nails you need to make sure to take all of your old nail polish off completely. Do this by using your nail polish remover and a cotton ball. If you have nail polish on the corner of your nails, you will need to use a Q-tip and start to take the nail polish on the corners off. Now with your clippers you will need to clip your nails. It does not matter what kind of shape you cut them in. Using your filler start filing your nails. To insure that your nails are the same lengths line them up with its counterpart.

Now apply your cuticle remover to your cuticles. Make sure that you soak your nails before pushing your cuticles back. In a bowl mix a few drops of jojoba or almond oil in warm water and let your nails soak for five minutes. Using a cotton ball, wrap a piece of it on the cuticle pusher and gently push back your cuticles. If you want to cut your cuticle go ahead but be extra careful as you might nick your skin. Now using your nail polish remover pass a cotton ball again making your nails look clean. Since you have already chosen what polish color you want start by doing light coats to your nails. For best results, paint your nails in three strokes, down the middle and then on both sides. Wait a couple minutes and then to the second coat. Now apply your top coat and let your nails dry for about twenty minutes.

You are now ready to go out and enjoy the flattering comments that you will be getting on your nails. Always remember to remove all the extra nail polish with a Q-tip when you are finished. Take care of your cuticles and be really careful when cutting. Getting your manicure was easy and you didn’t have to go and spend money to achieve the same look.

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