Thursday, October 27

10-Step Manicure

I love getting manicures, but for least at $15 each time, it adds up.  These days, I have been doing a lot of manis at home to save money and make sure I get exactly what I want.  Here are my steps:

1. Remove your polish.  I use store brand acetone remover and cotton pads.
2. Cut & trim your nails.  I have a Bath & Body Works manicure set.  Remove any jewelry you may be wearing.
3. Soak your nails in warm water.  You can add bath salts along with a liquid soap to soften the nails.  It's good to grab a hand towel and paper towel at this time.
4. Add lotion to soften the cuticle.  I use Eco. Vitamin E. flower serum.
5. Push your cuticles back.  If you feel comfortable, you can cut them, but definitely take caution.
6. Exfoliate with a body scrub. Mine is homemade with olive oil and raw sugar.
7. Moisturize your hands. I use Manor Hall 100% shea butter.
8. Add a base coat. (I actually cheat and use a top coat as my base.)  I use Sally Hansen UV top coat.
9. Polish with your choice of color. I'm using Veronica by Jason Wu for CND.
10. Add a top coat and you're done!


  1. Ooooooooh this is good for budget busting. xxx

  2. Looks great! Reminds me that my polish is in a horrible state.. Ugh.

  3. I love this classic red color you used, I'm going to have to go buy it! Your ring is gorgeous too!!

  4. Love how they came out! Especially with that color.. I once tried doing my nails only to make them bleed ha..

    All the best, ~Angel

  5. Aw that last shot is so sweet...all that work to showcase your blinged out it!

    Thank you for visiting my blog, hope to see you back sometime!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


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