D Guide to perfect manicure


Here is the way I'm doing my own manicure at home. I find it quite a relaxing activity and perform it usually in the morning. While I'm waiting for the nailpolish to dry, I (carefully) surf the net or check my mail. This way I get to do two things at a time!

So, this is how it goes:

Step no.1: cleaning

First of all, remove the old nailpolish using some nailpolish remover and cotton balls. Be carefull to remove every single bit, so that your nails are perfectly clean. I'm using a local brand of nailpolish, with wild rose extract and natural silk proteins. Anyway, any brands will do the job, but it's better to chose a remover which also has some special ingredients included. This way, your nails also get a bit of extra treatment while being cleaned.

Step no.2: trimming and filing

After removing the old nailpolish, I generally wash my nails carefully using hot water and some soap. Now they're ready for trimming. It's totally up to you if you decide to go either for a square or an oval shape. I personally prefer an oval one. The more square shape of the nail is best suited for a french manicure.
Also, you can use a nail-file to get smooth nails. There also are some nail-files which shine your nails, they can really be handy!

Step no.3: cuticles

Now it's time to take care of the cuticles. Never cut your cuticles! It will be like an open gate for bacteria (I'm not kidding, this is even more important in pedicure). Instead, use a special cuticle product. The one I use contains apricot extract. I apply it only on the cuticles, twice, and after waiting some minutes, I wash it off. You can also use a cuticle stick to gently push back the cuticles. After you perform this step, you should have almost cuticle-free nails.

Step no.4: nail treatment

Both this treatment and the cuticle product should be used once a week. The treatment I use is actually a strenghtening oil, produced by a local brand, containing corn flower petals. I aplly it both on the nails and on the cuticles and wait 20 minutes or so. After that I wash it off.

Step no.5: base coat and nailpolish

Applying the base coat:

It's really important to use a good product, for the sake of your nails. Here again I go for a local product. The base coat I use contains lavender extract and carefully protects the nail while nourishing it at the same time. You can even apply two coats if you will use a darker color for the regular nailpolish.

Nailpolish:

After the base coat has dried, it's time for the nailpolish. Choose an inspiring colour. I love contrasts so I will generally go for powerfull or shiny nailpolish. As it's the cold season, maybe you'll find more appropiate a darker color. I'd suggest purple, but don't be afraid to choose hot pink or orange. It will boost your day! Just think about how many things you use your hands for. It will totally brighten up the day!

Step no.6: top coat

Apply over the regular nailpolish a top coat to make sure the manicure will last longer. You can use either a special product or clear nailpolish.


That's about it. I hope you'll find this guide usefull and I can't wait to hear your opinions!

Sweet treats,
Daiane

2 comments:

  1. sa-weet..

    yur tips rock!

    im going to now paint my nails in a hot pink color..


    kthanxbye.

    -waves-

    ReplyDelete
  2. sa-weet..

    yur tips rock!

    im going to now paint my nails in a hot pink color..


    kthanxbye.

    -waves-

    ReplyDelete

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