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DIY : THE PERFECT MANICURE !
Nail Polish
Clear Top Coat
Base Coat
Nail File
Cotton Swabs
Nail Polish Remover
Cuticle Oil
Orange Stick
Directions :

Soak nails in a small dish of warm water to soften up the cuticles.  After about a minute of soaking, remove all nail polish. 
When the nail beds are nice and soft, remove your hands from the water and apply cuticle oil at the base of your nails.  This stuff makes it easier to get rid of all those cuticles.  Let the oil soak in for about a minute or two.  
Take the orange stick, ( the wooden stick ) and press in your now soft cuticles.  You’re going to shove them back where they came from so they won’t bother anyone anymore.  Once you’re done with that, give your nails another soak to recover from the trauma. 
File your nails with the nail file traveling from the outter corners to the center of your nail.  The back and forth filing motion we all do weakens the nails and allows them to break more easily, so only file one way.  File to your desired shape.
Paint one coat of clear base coat on your nails.  Start at the cuticle and paint down in one stroke to the tip of your nail.  3-5 swipes of base coat should cover the whole nail.  Let that dry for at least two minutes before you move on or you’ll end up with smudgy nails. 
This step is really important.  Another one that will make the difference between long lasting or a cheap at home manicure.  Take the bottle of nail polish you’re going to use for color and ROLL it between your hands.  If you shake it to mix up the color you’ll end up with bubbles in the polish and your manicure will go to pot.  Roll it back and forth quickly instead to swish around the color and you’ll end up with perfect nail color. 
Start at the base of your nail and swipe the polish all the way to the tip of the nail.  Dip the brush again and repeat two more times until your entire nail is covered in polish.  Then take a quick swipe along the tip of the nail to make sure it’s covered in polish; this will slow down the chipping process. 
Very, very carefully clean up the extra nail polish around the edges of your nails.  Wrap a tissue around an orange stick, dip it into a tiny bit of nail polish remover, and clean up the errant nail polish.  BE CAREFUL or you’ll ruin your manicure. 
After your nails have dried for around 20-30 minutes , put on a top coat.  This will protect your color and make your nails look all shiny and happy.  Do only one top coat now, but every couple of days give your nails a new one to make sure they stay fresh.

DIY : THE PERFECT MANICURE !

  • Nail Polish
  • Clear Top Coat
  • Base Coat
  • Nail File
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Cuticle Oil
  • Orange Stick

Directions :

  1. Soak nails in a small dish of warm water to soften up the cuticles.  After about a minute of soaking, remove all nail polish. 
  2. When the nail beds are nice and soft, remove your hands from the water and apply cuticle oil at the base of your nails.  This stuff makes it easier to get rid of all those cuticles.  Let the oil soak in for about a minute or two.  
  3. Take the orange stick, ( the wooden stick ) and press in your now soft cuticles.  You’re going to shove them back where they came from so they won’t bother anyone anymore.  Once you’re done with that, give your nails another soak to recover from the trauma.
  4. File your nails with the nail file traveling from the outter corners to the center of your nail.  The back and forth filing motion we all do weakens the nails and allows them to break more easily, so only file one way.  File to your desired shape.
  5. Paint one coat of clear base coat on your nails.  Start at the cuticle and paint down in one stroke to the tip of your nail.  3-5 swipes of base coat should cover the whole nail.  Let that dry for at least two minutes before you move on or you’ll end up with smudgy nails.
  6. This step is really important.  Another one that will make the difference between long lasting or a cheap at home manicure.  Take the bottle of nail polish you’re going to use for color and ROLL it between your hands.  If you shake it to mix up the color you’ll end up with bubbles in the polish and your manicure will go to pot.  Roll it back and forth quickly instead to swish around the color and you’ll end up with perfect nail color.
  7. Start at the base of your nail and swipe the polish all the way to the tip of the nail.  Dip the brush again and repeat two more times until your entire nail is covered in polish.  Then take a quick swipe along the tip of the nail to make sure it’s covered in polish; this will slow down the chipping process.
  8. Very, very carefully clean up the extra nail polish around the edges of your nails.  Wrap a tissue around an orange stick, dip it into a tiny bit of nail polish remover, and clean up the errant nail polish.  BE CAREFUL or you’ll ruin your manicure.
  9. After your nails have dried for around 20-30 minutes , put on a top coat.  This will protect your color and make your nails look all shiny and happy.  Do only one top coat now, but every couple of days give your nails a new one to make sure they stay fresh.

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