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DIY Manicure Tricks: How To Make The Nails Look Like They Were Made By A Professional

Date January 18, 2018 16:06

Looking good, they say, is good business, but what they will never say is spending tons of cash at beauty parlors is also good business for salon owners.

Visiting a beauty salon is no doubt therapeutic, but what happens when you can’t afford the cash to get your nails done, do you just let it grow out of proportion? What if you could learn to get them fixed yourself?

With the tips below, you can do your manicure and pedicure all by yourself and still appear like a pro did them.

Secret of Perfect Manicure

Basically, the secret of a perfect manicure is healthy nails. An unhealthy nail is a manicurist’s worst nightmare and yours too. However, to have that perfect manicure, you can take the following steps:

  1. Ensure you moisturize your hands to keep it looking healthy.
  2. On a daily basis, apply cuticle oil to prevent cracking and hangnail.
  3. Another point to note is: While making your nails, ensure you file them in one direction.
  4. Also, invest in a good strengthener as it helps prevent splitting and peeling nails.
  5. Lastly, for a healthy, strong and perfect manicure, always start your manicure with a base coat as it helps to prevent polish staining.

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Nail trends for 2018

Miss Pop, who is one of the top nail artists, sheds some light on colors that will surely make your day:

This winter, I’ve been in seasonal shade denial, I’ve been mostly painting pastels like pink, lavender, and powder blue with added iridescent sparkle, glitter, and shimmer.

Here are some cool trends for 2018 you may want to take note of and possibly try out.

1. Groomed Pens: Neat manicure along with a beautiful nail polish is the joy of every woman.

2. Beautiful manicure ideas, a mixture of ash and nude.

Process of DIY nails

Want to DIY your nails? Here, some helpful tips for you.

1. Always protect the nail plate with a base coat and allow it to set before applying polish.

2. Prep your nails; never go straight into polishing your nails.

3. Remove excess nail polish on nails.

Someone rightly said:

All your mannerisms change easily when you have inch-long acrylic nails.

So, if you can’t afford the beauty salon, fret no more. With all these tips, you sure can do your nails like a pro.


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Nails Manicure Tricks