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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Image source: Glamour.com

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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Summer nail art

Celebrating Summer while it goes!

Summer nail art designs are my favorite. They work with bright and sunny colors as well as with darker shades. While we bid goodbye to the Summer of 2016, here is an easy style from Polish and Pearls for you to try on:

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