5 Step At Home Manicure

Doing your nails at home doesn’t have to be a chore and can save you a fortune!

Follow these 5 steps to the perfect at home manicure.

What you will need:

Nail varnish remover

Cotton pads

A nail file

Your favourite nail varnish

A clear nail varnish

Step 1: Remove any old nail varnish

Take off any nail varnish you already have on so that you’re starting with a clean smooth base, meaning a neater manicure.

Step 2: File your nails

Shape your nails in whatever way you prefer, I usually do round as I find it suits me best.

Step 3: Apply a base coat

Applying a base coat is such an important step as it prevents your nails from staining and evens out the texture so your colour goes on better.

Step 4: Colour

Apply two thin coats of varnish for best results and quicker drying. This is my favourite nail varnish at the moment, its in the colour ‘mink’ from M&S.

Step 5: Topcoat

Apply a topcoat to ensure your nails are shiny and help them to stay chip free for longer.

What’s your favourite nail varnish?

 

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DIY Manicure

Manicures can be expensive and sometimes you just can’t justify paying £20+ pounds for something you could do at home. So save your pennies this party season and learn how to give yourself the perfect at home manicure.

All you will need is:

Some nail polish remover
Clear nail polish (base coat)
The colour of your choice
A nail file
Cotton pads
Cotton buds

Step 1:

Use the nail polish remover to clean the nails of any old polish.

 Step 2:

Shape the nails to your liking using your file.

Step 3:

Apply a clear coat of polish to your nails to protect them from staining.

Step 4:

After waiting for the clear coat to dry, apply a coat of colour.

Step 5:

Apply another coat of colour after waiting for the first coat to dry completely. After it has dried, use a cotton bud dipped in nail varnish remover and neaten them up.

Step 6:

As an optional step you could add a cracking polish or glitter over the top of all or a few nails to add detail.

 And voila, the perfect manicure without the awful price!

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