How To: Home Manicure
With the colder nights rolling in, it’s time to indulge in the comfort of your own home by treating yourself to a manicure. You don’t have to go to the salon to get perfect nails, with the right products and a steady hand, you can achieve salon-ready nails from your sofa!
1. Remove your current nail varnish.
Lidl stocks a range of Cien products and their nail varnish removers have been voted one of the best in the market right now. The pump top is great for ease of use.
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2. File and buff your nails.
The Essie Crystal nail file is one of the best out there. A little bit pricier than your average nail file but it’ll last you a life time!
3. Soak and add cuticle oil
Soak your hands in warm water and let the cuticles soften. We then use Orly Cuticle Oil to enrich them – you want to keep them healthy as they’re what make your nails grow.
4. Push your cuticles back
Pushing your cuticles back will help with the nail growth.
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One of our favourite parts of the process, exfoliating helps to get rid of dead skin and really soften the hands. We use a home remedy of Olive oil, sea salt and essential oils (lavender for us!).
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One of the best hand creams in the market, the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream is deeply nourishing for super soft hands.
7. Use a base coat polish first
We use this 2 in 1 Sally Hansen Double Duty Base and Top Coat.
8. Apply the first coat of coloured polish
One of our favourite polish brands at the moment is Essie. There’s an array of gorgeous colours to choose from too and they’re long lasting!
9. Apply a second coat of colour.
You can do this depending on how thin your polish is or if you want the colour a shade darker.
10. Apply a top coat once dried and use a bud with nail polish to remove excess mess.
Now go and flaunt them!