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How to Get a Perfect Manicure at Home

How to Get a Perfect Manicure at Home

Going to get a manicure is a relaxing experience that many of us like to indulge in. However, it can be expensive to get your nails done regularly. On top of that, if you’re unable to stick to a schedule, you can end up with chipped, dull and broken nails before you know it. The good news? It is possible to give yourself a perfect manicure at home.

Here is what you will need:

Nail clippers
Nail file
Nail buffer
Cuticle stick
Exfoliating scrub
Hand lotion
Nail brush
Rubbing alcohol
Nail polish remover
Base coat
Nail polish color of your choice
Top coat



Cut, file and buff nails

Start with bare nails. Cut and file your nails until you achieve your desired shape. A common shape you can recreate is square on the top with round edges. Then buff your nails to make them smooth.

Push back cuticles

Use a cuticle stick to push back the cuticle of each nail. Be careful, your cuticles are delicate and not doing this correctly could lead to infection. Skip this step if you are not confident doing this.

Exfoliate hands

Choose your favorite scrub. You can use one that includes sugar, salt, coffee or whatever your exfoliant of choice is. Scrub gently to exfoliate and remove dull dead skin. This will leave your skin glowing and complement your manicure.

Moisturize hands

After you exfoliate your skin, you should always follow up with a moisturizer. Use a thick hand cream to lock in moisture that will last.


Clean nails

At this point, your nails are likely to have become a bit oily. Clean your nails with a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol to prepare your nails. This way, your manicure will last longer. It is also a good idea to scrub your nails with a nail brush to remove dirt and oil. You can use the brush wet or dry.

Apply base coat

Apply a clear layer of base coat to each nail and let it dry. A base coat will create the perfect environment for colored polish. This will give your manicure a bit of strength. Make sure that you do this evenly to avoid creating bubbles.

Apply color

This is the fun part! Choose your favorite color to apply to your nails with light strokes. After you finish one coat, wait for it to dry and then apply a second coat of color. Want a suggestion? Try Jaipur by 786 Cosmetics. This blush pink color is perfect for any time of year.

Finish with top coat

The final step is to apply your favorite top coat to your nails to seal the color. This will make your manicure resistant to chipping. If you have gotten any polish outside of the nail or on your skin, wait for the top coat to dry completely. Remove excess color with nail polish remover and a q tip.

High five!

That’s it! Achieving a perfect manicure at home isn’t impossible. Following the steps above will leave your nails looking as if you stepped out of the salon. Ready to try it out? Click here to choose the perfect nail polish color from 786 cosmetics.
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