Lock down or not, learning how to do your own nails properly is a life skill that every girl should have up her sleeve for when they can’t get to the salon. We have put together a full how-to guide for achieving a salon worthy manicure in the comfort of your own home. Not only is it beneficial to polish up your skills, but a little at home pamper is a relaxing way to fill your extra spare time, de-stress and also gives you a sense of accomplishment. Read on for a step-by-step guide of how to get the same glossy set of nails that you once thought only your trusty technician was capable of creating.
Step 1: Clean & Soak
To create the perfect flawless polish, you need to start with a completely blank canvas. Make sure that all previous nail polish has been removed so that the nails are clear, clean and ready for your new look. Stay sustainable and make sure that you can keep up your regular nail care by using re-usable pads to take off your previous polish. Clear off any excess dirt from the nail by washing your hands thoroughly with a luxurious hand soap such as the Molton Brown Fiery Pink Pepper Fine Liquid Hand Wash and then soak them in some warm water to soften the nail and cuticles to prep them for shaping.