Getting a manicure or a pedicure at salon is a relaxing experience. But one does not have the time to visit a salon for beauty treatments. Luckily you can get manicure/pedicure at home. Following are few things you will need to do your own manicure or pedicure at home:
1. Non-acetone nail polish remover and cotton balls
2. Nail file
3. Buffing block
4. Sugar scrub to exfoliate
5. Orangewood stick
6. Cuticle oil
8. Nail paint
Step 1. Start with a cleaning your nails
Before you start, make sure your finger and toe nails are polish free using a non-acetone remover (acetone can be very harsh and stripping!).
Step 2. Soak and scrub
Soak hands for two to three minutes, and feet for five minutes. Now, time to exfoliate. You can make the scrub at home as well,just mix one tablespoon of sugar with one tablespoon of baby oil gel and gently scrub away the dead, dry cells. It smells fantastic and leaves your skin feeling like silk. Rinse and pat dry.
Step 3. Care for your cuticles
Soften your cuticles by rubbing a bit of oil on them.By now, your cuticles should be nice and soft, so go ahead and push them back with an orangewood stick to get a really nice shape. You can also use this tool to clean and dirt from under the nail. Now the fun part… massage! Grab a vitamin-rich moisturizer, like and slather it on. Don’t forget your heels and cuticles! Before moving on to step four, swipe the nail beds with non-acetone polish remover to remove any oil and moisturizer. The key to long lasting polish is super clean nails!
Step 4. Don’t skip the base coat
Apply a base coat to smooth any ridges and create an even surface for your color. One thin coat will do it!.
Step 5. Now Polish
Paint on two thin layers of polish, allowing your color to dry completely between each coat. To do it like the professionals (that’s the whole point, right?), swipe polish down the center of the nail first, then on each side. The key is to make the layers of polish as thin as possible, which will aid in longevity and help the polish dry more quickly.
Step 6. Shine on
Applying a top coat does more than add shine. It also smooths away any flaws, which is often a total lifesaver. Just one coat is all you will need. To quickly refresh your mani/pedi throughout the week, add another layer of top coat.
Step 7. Relax and don’t. touch
Now, just chill and resist the urge to do anything except lay on the couch and relax You deserve it (and your freshly painted nails do too).