I can’t be the only one that has a home manicure kit or am I? I think not.
It’s only recently that I started going to a nail salon and I don’t wear nail extensions. Before now, I’ve done my nails myself. Of course, I’ve gathered a decent collection of nail polishes but here are also some tools that I use to maintain my nails and keep them in good condition before applying the vanishes.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to achieving a simple manicure at home.
- First, you need some cotton wool and non-acetone nail polish remover to clean up any old polish.
- Then you soak your hands in some vinegar and sea salt/Epsom salt water. This helps to soften the cuticles so they could be easily cleaned.
- Next, a nail file and nail cutter to shape your nails.
- You also need a buffing block to smooth out the nail surface, remove ridges and make the nails shine without using polish.
- Then your trusty good sugar scrubs to exfoliate your hands for your home manicure
- A cuticle remover is applied to the cuticle and used to loosen the skin from the nail plate.
- An orangewood Stick/orange stick is for pushing down the cuticles. Try not to cut them.
- Some Cuticle Oil is important to keep the cuticles moisturized as well. It helps make them soft enough to push back.
- Don’t forget to hydrate your hands with some moisturizer.
- When you’re done, you can apply your nail polish – nail treatment, base coat, color, and top coat – and finish up with a nail strengthener to improve the health of your nails.
See? It’s actually easy. Just get your hands on these few tools – you don’t need an entire kit – and you’re good to go! You can also save a few bucks, especially in this recession.
This process can also be used for a pedicure.© Copyright 2016 Ebun Oluwole, All rights Reserved. Written For: Get your Sizzelle on!