Manicures are a simple way to pamper yourself and make you feel great, but there are some important things to remember when getting one. Here are 5 simple tips for a better manicure:
1. Always wash your hands first, before you start to paint them. It is surprising how many people forget this step.
2. Do not apply too much polish on the brush, it will just make the application messy and difficult. Remove excess polish from the brush before applying it.
3. Try not to get any polish on your skin or cuticles, it is easier to remove when it’s dry than wet. If you do get polish on your cuticles or skin, wait for it to dry then gently remove with a toothpick or cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover.
4. Make sure you use a top coat over your manicure! This will help protect your nails from chipping and also make them shine!
5. If you really want a long-lasting manicure, be sure to use a good base coat under the color coat – this will help prevent staining of your nails and allow for easier removal of the color when it is time for a new one!
Which is why, if you want to get your nails done at home, we’re here to help. Here are a few simple tips for a better manicure:
1. Start with a clean surface. Before you start applying polish, make sure your nails are free of any dirt or oil by washing them with warm water and soap.
2. Cut, then file. When it comes to cutting your nails, don’t go too short! Cutting them too short can make them brittle and prone to breaking. Instead, use clippers or scissors and cut them so they are even with the tip of your finger. Then use an emery board or glass nail file to smooth out any rough edges. (And remember: always file in one direction!)
3. Push back your cuticles. Your cuticles play an important role in protecting the new growth of your nails from bacteria that can cause infection. To ensure healthy growth, push back your cuticles after you’ve soaked them in warm water for a few minutes using a cuticle stick wrapped in cotton.
4. Apply base coat, polish and top coat in thin layers so they can dry faster and more evenly without leaving room for bubbles or smudges!
5. Finish off
Whether you get a manicure at home or at the salon, the key to long-lasting nail polish is a proper base. Use a base coat on clean, dry nails before applying a couple of coats of color and then finish with a top coat. This will protect your nails from becoming stained by dark polishes and keep your polish looking fresh for longer.
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Begin at the Edge**
Apply your first stroke of polish near the cuticle, but not on it. Then, brush down to the tip of your nail in one single stroke as close as you can to the edge without actually painting over it. This will make sure your tips are always well-covered and minimize chipping. You can go back and fill in if necessary. Paint one stroke down each side, then apply polish across the top of your nail. A quick swipe across each
1. Nail Shape:
The shape of your nails is very important to the look of your manicure. The first step in shaping your nails is to clean them with a nail brush under warm water. Then, lightly buff each nail with a nail buffer, this will remove any dead skin and smooth out the ridges in your nails. Use a cuticle stick to gently push back the cuticles.
2. Cuticle Care:
Cuticles are important because they help protect the nail bed from bacteria and fungus that can cause infections. Be sure to gently push back your cuticles on each nail, but be careful not to cut them. If you happen to accidentally cut a cuticle, dab some antibacterial ointment on it and wrap it with a band-aid so it doesn’t get infected while it heals.
3. Choose Your Polish Color and Finish:
Your color choice should depend on what season it currently is, as well as what colors look good with your skin tone. When choosing a finish for your polish, there are three main finishes to choose from: glossy, matte and shimmery colors.
4. Base Coat and Top Coat:
A base coat goes on before the polish color,
1.) Start fresh
It’s always a good idea to start with clean nails. Use Nail Polish Remover to remove any old polish. As a precautionary step when using nail polish remover, make sure you have a cotton ball, a plastic bag and some aluminum foil on hand. You can wrap the foil around your finger and then use the cotton ball and nail polish remover to clean your nail beds.
2.) Shape up
The easiest way to shape your nails is by using a nail clipper or a nail file. If you want to do something more creative, try using a cuticle nipper or cuticle scissors to get the shape you’re looking for. If you choose to use a nail file, make sure you use it in one direction instead of back and forth so that it doesn’t scratch your nails.
3.) File away
Before applying any color, take the time to file your nails in one direction. Be sure not to file too hard because it may weaken your nails.
4.) Apply base coat
A base coat is an important first step for any manicure because it makes your nails stronger and protects them from getting stained by darker colors of polish. It also helps your manicure last longer!
5.) Time for
1. Choose the right tools.
2. File nails in one direction.
3. Don’t cut cuticles!
4. Care for your nails between manicures.
5. Moisturize hands to prevent dryness and hangnails.
1. Clip and File your Nails Before You Get In The Shower
I like to take a bath or shower before I do my nails because my nails are softer and more pliable in the water. However, if you start clipping and filing your nails after they’re wet you will be more likely to split or break them. So, turn on the water and get it nice and hot while you clip and file your nails.