There’s nothing I love more than a fresh manicure. OK, there are many things I love more than a manicure but gettin’ my nails did makes me feel like a million bucks. Unfortunately, those weekly visits to the nail salon quickly add up to just about a million bucks. Every once in awhile I’ll treat myself to professional nail care but I indulge in at-home manis on the reg to save time & money. It’s nothing fancy; Just a few tools & your favorite polish. Follow my easy steps to do your nails at home & cut costs!
Start by taking off all of your jewelry.
gifted giraffe jewelry dish
Wash your hands then begin with base coat.
Next, layer on your favorite shade of polish. I recommend two coats for best results.
Clean up edges with the pointed tip of your emery board or your thumbnail. For excessive outside the line painting use nail polish remover on a q-tip.
Layer on a quick dry top coat.
* I swear by this top coat – it stinks & I’m almost positive it’s borderline illegal in California but it’s the quickest drying & hardening top coat I’ve ever used & locks your shiny new manicure for an entire week.
Et voila! You’ve just pampered yourself with an at-home mani without blowing through 25 bucks you can now spend on gourmet mac & cheese. You’re welcome.
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Photos by Yvonne Rock