Guide to a Great Home Manicure

Women can spend a small fortune visiting a nail salon, find out how easy it is to do your nails at home and still have professional results.

How To Do A Manicure At Home

Great Home Manicure Learn how easy it is to do your own manicure at home. The following pointers will give you professional results and allow you save the $30 or more that you'd be charged at the beauty salon for a professional manicure. You can use this money to purchase manicure products that will allow you to save hundreds of dollars that you'd spend for a professional manicure.

Also, if your like me and hate waiting for your nail polish to dry, the following tips will help speed up the process and have your nails dry in no time at all! Read on and follow these simple steps to a great manicure right from the comfort of your own home, easily and affordably.

Home Manicure Guide

1. Wash your hands with soap and water. Wipe off any old polish with a cotton pad soaked in an acetone polish remover.

2. Use a fine-grade emery board to gently shape nails. Keep the file on the white part of your nail. File from each side toward the center, but moving the emery board in one direction only. (Note: If you want to shorten long nails ASAP, use a clipper. Be sure to file any sharp edges.)

3. Smooth the edges of your nails and the surface ridges with a round buffing disc. Don’t overdo the buffing, remember that buffing removes layers of the nail.

4. Massage a conditioning cuticle oil all around the edges of your nails, paying special attention to hangnails. Then soak hands in warm, soapy water (I use Jergens, it smells wonderful). Towel dry.

5. Apply cuticle remover lotion to the sides and base of nails. Cover the top of an orangewood stick with cotton. Use the stick or a damp washcloth and gently push back your cuticles. Then remove excess lotion from your nails with a cotton pad soaked in polish remover.

6. If you want to really pamper yourself, apply One Minute Manicure scrub in your favorite scent to your hands. Leave it on as long as directed, then wash off with water and dry.

7. Brush on a clear base coat. Allow to dry for one minute.

8. Apply two coats of nail polish. Clean up outside-the-lines of nail polish with a cotton swab dipped in remover.

9. To give your handiwork staying power, apply a clear top coat. Some top coats are quick-drying. If yours isn't, seal your shade with a speed-drying manicure spray.

Home Manicure Video

Where to Buy Nail Care Products Online

Buy nail polishes, top coats, base coats, nail polish remover, thinners, correctors, nail files, cuticle and nail treatments, manicure and pedicure supplies, nail art and jewelry, artificial nails, and more at:

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So I hope you gals have the information you need to get a full manicure without leaving the house or spending the money! It's also a fun way to relax and have a little bit of "you" time.