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At Home Mani/Pedi Tips

I recently wrote this blog post on DIY Manicure and Pedicure tips, and I thought I'd share it here as well. Do you have any DIY nail tips to share?

During the holidays, one of the ways I save money (for shopping!) is to give up my weekly salon appointment and do my own nails.

Luckily, the site has tons of great manicure tips and feedback on the best nail polish. I also found this helpful article with pedicure tips and do it yourself nail advice.

I've also gotten enough salon mani/pedis that I've observed their techniques for great nails, and try to apply them when I'm doing my own at home.

Here are my fool proof steps for great at-home nails!

1) Clean. Remove all your old polish and scrub your hands and feet with an exfoliating scrub.

2) Cuticles. Use a cuticle remover (I like Sally Hansen's) to soften up your cuticles, then push them away with a shaping stick. Make sure you wash off all the remover when you're done and don't leave it on your skin too long!

3) Cut and file.

4) Buff.

5) Prep. Lightly swipe a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol over each nail.

6) Prime. Use a strengthening bottom coat.

7) Polish. Use two coats, allowing a few minutes drying time in between.

8) Top coat. I LOVE Sally Hansen's "Dries Instantly" top coat - it really dries the polish quickly and helps me avoid nicks or smudges.

9) Moisturize. Once the polish is dry, use a Vitamin-E rich oil to moisturize your nail beds and shine up your polish job.

Voila, you're done! Good luck!


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2 Replies

2 years, 2 months ago
nice tips

Thanks for the tips... I am still basic when it comes to mani/pedi tips... these tips will definitely help!!!

2 years, 3 months ago
Re: At Home Mani/Pedi Tips

This is really great tips found here. you have very good knowledge about skin care.

Keep writing and sharing!!

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