Are you looking for an inexpensive way to keep your nails looking and feeling good? Then you’ve come to the right post! I know what it’s like to be on a budget and have to get creative with doing my nails. I’m going to help you do the same. Here’s what you need for a DIY manicure that will keep you on budget and make your nails look good!

Step 1: It makes the process easier when you put everything in a cute tote or tool box ready to go.

  • Foot Nail File
  • Buffer
  • Cuticle pusher
  • Nail remover
  • Cream
  • Buffing block
  • Toenail clipper
  • Nail clipper
  • Nail file
  • Cuticle scissors
  • Q- tips (pointed shaped)
  • Cotton pads

Step 2: Remove nail polish. I prefer non-acetone nail remover when I do not have on acrylic nails, since non-acetone is more gentle on the nails than acetone.

Step 3: Clip your nails using the nail clipper and then file your nails using the nail file.

Step 4: Soak your nails. Put your nails in a bowl of warm water, add some shampoo or gentle face cleanser in the water. Soaking your nails for 1 to 3 minutes makes trimming your cuticle easier.

Step 5: Apply cuticle remover. This is helpful when removing thickened skin around your nail.

Step 6: Remove excess cuticle around the nail. Use the cuticle pusher to help with this, gently push your cuticle back but be careful not to push too far.

Step 7: Moisture. Apply a rich creamy moisturizer or oil to the cuticle to get your nail hydrated.

Step 8: Now you are ready for polish. Apply a cotton pad to remove any left-over residue. Make sure your nail is not oily.

Step 9: Paint your nails in 3 layers. Use a base coat, next apply your color coat and then your top coat to add some gloss.

** Tips** Check for excess nail polish and clean up mistakes. Next, let your nails fully dry by using a small fan or natural air. Using a blow dryer does not work well for me as I always end up with bubbles or chipped nails.

Step 10: Apply moisturizer. This keeps your hands and nails looking healthy.

Now you have all the essential tools needed for the best manicure!!

 

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