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How to Give Yourself a Manicure?

You don't have to journey to the local nail place to pamper your hands. Do it yourself at home.


  • Remove old nail polish thoroughly. (Image 1)
  • Soak hands in warm water for 10 or 15 minutes. Dry hands.
  • File nails in one direction only. Avoid using a seesaw motion. (Image 2)
  • Push back cuticles. Use a cuticle moisturizer if they do not push back easily after soaking. (Image 3)
  • Massage your hands. Use a moisturizing lotion. Use an exfoliating lotion if your skin is dry and/or roughened. (Image 4)
  • Apply a base coat. Allow it to dry. (Image 5)
  • Apply polish. Clean any stray marks with a cotton swab dipped in polish remover.
  • Add a second coat for deeper color.
  • Finish the manicure with a top coat of clear polish.

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Put your hands in a basin or sink full of ice-cold water if you need your nails to dry in a hurry.

Avoid cutting your cuticles with scissors or nail clippers.

Comments Add yours?

lakyn, December 1, 2006
when painting start from the back of your nail and work in strokes it works wonders
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