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Easy to do manicure – For healthy, beautiful looking hands

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Easy to do manicure – For healthy, beautiful looking hands

A big day coming up? You spend hours upon hours perfecting your look, matching clothes to accessories. Researching which hairstyle would look best, which heels would compliment the clothes, etc. However you forget the most important thing. Your hands. Healthy, beautiful looking hands are very important for a flawless look.
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beautifully manicured hands

Salons charge a hefty price for manicures. And while manicures are necessary to keep hands looking great, paying that much can often be difficult. Well worry no more! We have compiled a list of tips that you can follow to give yourself a professional looking manicure at home.
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What you need:

-          A glass nail file
-          Nail cutter
-          Buffer
-          Nail polish remover
-          Cotton balls
-          Hand and nail moisturizer
-          Cuticle removing gel
-          Cuticle nippers
-          Cuticle oil
-          Hoof sticks
-          Warm water
-          Base coat
-          Top coat
-          A bottle of your favorite nail color
-          Towel

What to do:

Phase 1

  1. Start by dabbing the cotton balls with some nail polish remover and clearing away any old nail polish you may have on your nails. Make sure to get in around the edges and cuticles to remove any chunks left behind.
  2. Take your nail cutter and gently clip some length off your nails. Not only will this make your nails stronger, it will also be easier for you to file your nails later on. Depending upon your preference, you can either clip them sideways for a round look, or straight on for a square one.
  3. Once you have shortened the nails to desired length, use your glass nail file to make the edges smooth. A glass file is the best option for this as it doesn’t leave your nails weak and brittle. Gentle press the glass file to your nails and move only in the direction you want to smooth out. Ideally you should start out with the edge and gradually moving to the top. You must never move nails back and forth on the filer.

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4. Use the buffer to gently smoothen the surface of each nail. This will also give them a little shine. However do not buffer them too much or they will turn weak.

Your nails are now half ready.

Phase 2

  1. Take a little tub and fill it with warm water. Soak your hands in it for 5 to 8 minutes. You can add scented handwash to the water to help loosen dirt under the nails and really clean through any leftover nail fragments.
  2. Remove hands from the tub and gently wipe on soft towels.
  3. Use the hand and nail moisturizer and apply a generous amount one both hands. Massage for 15 seconds.
  4. Take the cuticle removing gel and place a drop on your cuticle and spread it through each one. Wait for 1 minute.  Wipe fingers on a towel. You can now see how soft and supple the cuticles have become.
  5. Very softly use the hoof stick to push back the cuticle layer, removing any excesses with the nippers. Be extremely careful while doing this or this would lead to cracked and painful cuticles.
  6. Once you are satisfied with the shape of the cuticles use the cuticle oil to moisturize them.

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healthy looking cuticles

And now the fun part.

Phase 3

  1. Dry your nails thoroughly and apply a base coat. This will protect your nails from any harmful ingredients in the nail polish and also prevent them from going yellow. Let it dry.
  2. Apply your desired nail color and wait for it to completely dry.
  3. Apply a top coat for a shiny smudge free finish.

 

Beautiful healthy looking hands are yours to show!  Female hands with red nails holding red and pink rose petals.

 

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