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10 Steps to A Flawless Diy Manicure

10 Steps to A Flawless Diy Manicure

I can't deny the appeal of a good, professional mani. But for those of us who don't want to schlep out to the nail salon every week, or just prefer to pamper ourselves, its super simple to get flawless nails from the comfort of your home.

A nice bubble bath, face mask and a mani/pedi can be just what you need after a long day. Spring is the time for gorgeous nails and we've totally got you covered.

What You Need

Nail polish remover

Nail File

Nail clippers

Buffering block

Orangewood stick

La Muse Argan Oil

Sugar Scrub (coconut or argan oil and brown sugar)

Bowl of warm water

Warm towel

Nail polish (base, color, top)

Optional (but not really): A really relaxing Spotify playlist

Directions

Step 1: Clean any nail polish from your nails with nail polish remover and a cotton ball.

Step 2: Clip and file your nails in the shape that you want.

Step 3: Use the buffering block to buff the surface of your nails to create a smooth shiny finish.

Step 4: Soak your hands in the bowl of warm water and (his is where the playlist comes in) sit back and relax. You can do this for as long as you want. This is your pampering time.

Step 5: Apply the sugar scrub to your skin to gently exfoliate. This will eliminate any dead skin cells and make your skin soft and supple. Rinse with warm water.

Step 6: Dry your hands with a warm, damp towel.

Step 7: Apply the argan oil to your cuticles and the moisturizer to your skin.

Step 8: Use the orangewood stick to push your cuticles back (which will encourage nail growth) and the nail clippers to remove any hang nails or loose skin around the nail bed. This should be easier now that your nails have soaked.

Step 9: Apply your base coat polish and let dry for a few minutes. Then apply two coats of your color of choice and let dry 90% before applying top coat, to avoid air bubbles imperfections.

Step 10: Give yourself time to let your nails dry completely. The last thing you want to do is nick that perfect polish. That would be heartbreaking.

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