Easy 10 Minute At-Home Manicure
There’s something about having your nails done that makes you feel more put together; plus, nobody likes staring at chipped nail polish. With many nail salons being closed, we’ve put together four simple steps to keep your nails looking pretty in 10 minutes or less.
You can remove your nail polish the classic way with cotton balls and nail polish remover, but the quickest method is using a dip or a jar. You simply dip your finger in and twist it until the polish comes off your nail. Keep in mind, this only works with regular polish, not gel or dip. Wash your hands immediately after removing your polish.
Start with trimming your nails with a nail trimmer to a comfortable length. Then, take a nail file to the edges to make sure they are even. Next, use a cuticle pusher tool to gently push your cuticles back. This step is a must for keeping your nails looking fresh.
Now comes the fun part- polish! Choose a color that will brighten your day like a rich coral, or stick with a neutral that goes with everything such as a pale pink. Nail salons use brands such as OPI, but Sally Hansen has a great selection of well-priced polishes that last. Paint one thin layer of polish over each nail, wait 60 seconds, and follow with a thin second layer. Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel topcoat will keep your polish protected and leave an extra shiny look.
4. Dry and moisturize:
Whatever you do, let your polish completely dry before doing anything else. You don’t want any knicks or indentations, and letting your nails dry for 3-5 minutes will do the trick. Finish by moisturizing your hands with your favorite lotion and you’re done!
This manicure should take you about 10 minutes or so and leave you feeling fresh and pampered.
What do you think of this easy at home manicure tutorial? Do you have any tips or tricks you swear by?