Colorful Nails

10 Easy Steps for a Perfect Home-made Manicure Recipe!

  • Get your supplies together 
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You will need the following:

  • Nail polish remover
  • Cotton balls/swabs
  • Cuticle trimmer
  • Nail buffer
  • Nail trimmers
  • Nail file
  • Cuticle/hand cream/lotion
  • Nail polish
  • Base coat
  • Top coat
    • Clean, cut and file your nails  
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Use a nail polish remover and clean your nails with a cotton ball or swab.  Try to use one without acetone – it can damage your nails.  Cut them to the desired length and file them neatly.

    • Buff your nails
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Use a white block of stick-type nail buffer, or a pad-type nail buffer and buffing powder.  Don’t buff too much; perfect edge-to-edge flatness is not necessary.

  • Soak!
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Fill a bowl with warm water and a few drops of soap.  Soak your hands in it for a few minutes.  Use a nailbrush to softly clean the nails to clean them of any dirt and soften the cuticles.  Do not go overboard with the brushing.

    • Prepare your cuticles 
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Dry your nails and apply a cuticle cream.  Using a cuticle pusher, gently push back the cuticle.  Never push too hard, or cut your cuticles.  Remove the extra remove when done.

    • Apply hand cream or lotion
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With a hand cream or lotion massage your hands.  Let your hands absorb the cream.  You can do this for about half an hour.

  • Apply a base coat 
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You can use a clear base coat or a nail hardener for this.  Let it completely dry.

  • Apply nail polish 
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Roll the nail polish bottle between your hands for about 10 seconds.  Begin painting using a thin coat.  Try to paint the entire nail striping down from the center towards either side.

  • Let dry! 
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Let your nails dry for 10 to 15 minutes.  Do not apply a second coat (if you need one) before this time.

  • Apply a top coat 
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Apply a clear topcoat for a hard, smooth, and scratch-free finish.  Let it dry completely. Enjoy!

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