{Beauty 101} DIY Manicure

March 19, 2012
Why pay for a manicure each week when you can do it yourself at home? These are my tried and true products that leave me with a no-fail perfect manicure at home. 
Try the Tweerman Nail Clippers to cut and trim down those nails then smooth over with the Sephora Glass Nail file moving only in one direction. By filing back and forth you split the nail causing the actual nail to chip and flake so your polish won’t last as long- always file in the same direction. Clean up those nail beds with Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover. In a matter of seconds unwanted cuticles are softened and can easily be removed using the Sally Hansen Push n’ Trim tool to push down the cuticle and then trim the remaining cuticles leaving you with beautiful, healthy looking nails. 
Before adding polish, start off with a thin coat of Deborah Lippmann Ridge Filler Base so that the polish has something to adhere to, allowing for longer lasting polish. Once dry, start with a thin, even coat of your polish of choice- my personal favorite always being Essie. Wait until dry and add another slightly thicker coat of polish; if not completely opaque add on a third coat for good coverage. Top off your freshly dried polish with Deborah Lippmann “On a Clear Day” Top Coat to help make your polish last and prevent from chipping. 
If you’re anything like me, usually only my left hand looks nice and the right, well… it could use some help. Touch up those nails with Butter London Powder Room Acetone Free Lacquer Remover and Trish McEvoy Cotton Swabs to remove any polish that made it everywhere outside the nail. Clean up the cuticle area and nail bed to leave you with a clean, perfect manicure. 
To keep those nails looking healthy, apply LUSH Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter daily. I usually apply this before I go to bed so that I wake up soft and perfect looking nails. Polish looking a little dull after a few days? Shine up your nails with the Revlon Crazy Shine Nail Buffer. The white side is specifically for shining up polished nails so that your lacquer shines like it was freshly painted that day.
Now show off those nails! 
  • cookie75504
    March 23, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    will be trying this weekend do you do your own pedi