7 Steps to the Perfect Manicure

May 2, 2012 in Beauty

It’s time to pamper yourself with a manicure. A DIY manicure to be exact! We showed you how to get the perfect DIY pedicure with our Best Selling All About Feet collection. Now,  we’re shifting the focus to your lovely hands and fingernails. As you may know, it’s really important to take care of your hands – to make sure that they’re always healthy and rejuvenated. One of the main reasons is that your hands show the true signs of aging. Therefore, they must not be neglected in your beauty regimen. Keep them looking beautiful with these simple at-home manicure tips!

1. Remove Old Nail Polish

2. Trim Nails

Make sure not to trim your nails too short as you want to be able to file them into your desired shape. Our Swarovski Crystal Soft Touch Manicure Set ($25) contains high quality, stainless steel nail implements to make your manicure a breeze!

3. File Nails

The trend is a shortish nail, straight across the top with rounded edges. File your nails in one direction starting at the edges and moving toward the top. Try our All About Hands Nail File ($5).

3. Soak Fingers

Soak your fingers in our relaxing All About Hands’ Hand and Nail Soak ($5) to  soften up cuticles.

5. Push Back Cuticles

Use the Cuticle Pusher from our THINK PINK Manicure Set ($25).  Be sure not to cut your cuticles as it can cause infection and damage the nail. FYI – $0.50 per THINK PINK Manicure Set gets donated to an organization that supports the fight against Women’s Cancers!

 6. Moisturize

Massage hands with our All About Hands Daily Moisture Hand Lotion ($14). Wipe nails with a damp cloth to remove excess oils.

7. Paint

This Spring, nude nails are in so you can skip this step. However, if you’d like to make them pop, apply a base coat – let dry for a minute. Apply two coats of your favourite polish, starting on the side of the nail. You should be able to cover the nail in three strokes, one on each side and one in the middle. After these coats dry, apply a top coat.

If you’re stuck on what colour to use, neturals, pastels and bold colours like deep burgundy and cherry red are the current trend.

Let us know how your manicure turned out below!