Posted by: citrusemma | March 24, 2008

Home Manicure Routine

Before you start to self manicure your nails it is extremely important that you put any metal tools in an antiseptic solution for 10-15 minutes to kill bacteria.

1. Remove your old nail polish thoroughly!

2. File your nails from side to side, either left to right or right to left! They should be oval shaped.

3. Buff the surface of the nail

4. Soften your fingers by soaking in cuticle cream, warm, soapy water or by leaving on petroleum jelly.

5. Gently push off the loose cuticles

6. Apply the nail varnish, from the top to bottom in soft sweeps. If you are applying colour, apply 1 layer polish, 1 layer clear varnish, 1 layer polish, 1 layer clear varnish. If applying clear varnish, apply 2 or 3 coats, leaving time to dry in between.

7. Clean up any extra polish from skin with some tissue or cotton dipped in nail varnish remover.

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