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How To Do The Perfect Manicure At Home

How To Do The Perfect Manicure At Home

It can be quite expensive and time consuming to get your nails done every few weeks, so knowing how to give yourself a DIY home manicure is essential for the busy girl on the go. The perfect manicure at home doesn’t cost a lot as you can reuse your products and even stay in your pyjamas when you do it. Who could want anything else?

What Tools Will I Need?

To do a manicure at home, you will need Nail Polish Remover, Nail Clippers, a Nail File, Base Coat, Nail Polish, Top Coat, Hand Cream, Cuticle Oil.

You will also need a shallow bowl filled with warm water and some hand soak.

Directions For The Perfect Manicure At Home

  1. Remove Any Existing Nail Polish
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    Remove Any Existing Nail Polish

    Take off any nail varnish you have using nail polish remover. This will ensure your nails are clean, prepped and ready for the next steps of your manicure. The Leighton Denny Remover is acetone-free and contains a blend of ingredients that help to moisturise and strengthen your nails.

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  2. Relax Your Hands In Warm Water
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    Relax Your Hands In Warm Water

    Putting your hands into warm water will help soften your cuticles and make it easier to remove any hard skin, nails and stubborn cuticles later on. Plus, the Elemis Super Soak helps to warm up your hands and leaves them feeling super relaxed and ache-free!

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  3. Remove Hard Cuticles
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    Remove Hard Cuticles

    Removing tough skin on your cuticles will help your nails to grow back stronger and healthier. This Mavala Cuticle Remover does all of the work for you, and all you need to do is wrap the stick included in some cotton wool and the hard cuticles will come right off.

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  4. Clip And File Your Nails
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    Clip And File Your Nails

    Clip your nails to ensure they grow back strong and healthy. It helps to take away any damaged areas too so you don’t catch them and tear your nail. These Nail Clippers from Rubis make it a super easy job and clip the nails without hurting them

    Follow up by shaping your nails. This will help you get the finish you want and remove any sharp edges caused by clipping your nails. The Deborah Lippmann Smooth Operator helps you shape your nail and buff out the ridges on the top, giving you a smooth canvas to work with!

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  5. Apply Your Base Coat, Polish and Top Coat
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    Apply Your Base Coat, Polish and Top Coat

    Now it’s time to paint the nails and make them look gorgeous! Start by applying your base coat which ensures the colour doesn’t transfer onto the nail and also helps to strengthen and protect them. Deborah Lippmann’s Genie In A Bottle might look purple in the bottle, but it goes on clear and leaves your nails looking and feeling amazing.

    Once this has dried, apply your polish. You might need to apply two layers, so make sure you apply thinly. This will help it to dry faster and give a smooth finish.

    Once this has dried, apply tour top coat to seal in the colour and minimise any chipping. This one from Ciaté London smells like coconuts and doesn’t go sticky.

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  6. Moisturise Your Hands
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    Moisturise Your Hands

    Once all your polish has dried, moisturise your hands to add in essential hydration and make them smell lovely! We love the Hand and Nail Butter from Elemis which moisturises well without feeling heavy or greasy on the skin.

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  7. Apply Cuticle Oil
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    Apply Cuticle Oil

    To finish your perfect manicure at home, apply a few drops of the Jurlique Nail and Cuticle Treatment to your nails after moisturising and let soak in. It smells divine and leaves nails and cuticles feeling incredibly nourished, soft and healthy.

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!