What makes a professional manicure pedicure such a tremendously soothing experience? We swear you can walk into a manicure shop and walk out a totally different lady an hour later. But we don’t always have the time or money to get our tips and toes treated on a regular basis. If you have the necessary equipment, you can surely do a fantastic at-home manicure and pedicure. How? We’ll teach you how at Selective Nails & Beauty Spa.
Begin manicure pedicure with a blank canvas
Make sure your fingernails and toenails are clean of polish using a non-acetone remover before you begin (acetone may be quite harsh and peeling!). After that, carefully shape your nails to your preferred length and shape with clippers and/or a file. We highly recommend using a crystal nail file to shape and avoid splitting of even the most fragile nails. Then, using a buffing block, smooth the surface of your nails (this will also remove the unsightly yellow stains that we all acquire from using too much black lacquer!). For a high shine, finish using the smooth buffing side. That’s a good way to begin a manicure pedicure.
Scrub and soak
Soak your hands and feet in warm water for two to three minutes each. It’s finally time to exfoliate! We adore Tree Hut’s inexpensive body scrub, but you can make your own at home by mixing one spoonful of sugar with one tablespoon of baby oil gel and gently exfoliating away dead, dry skin cells. It has a wonderful scent and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. Rinse well and pat dry.
Take good care of your cuticles
Rub a little oil on your cuticles to soften them. Your cuticles should be smooth and soft by now, so press them back with an orangewood stick to get a good shape. This tool may also be used to remove dirt from beneath the nail. Now for the exciting part: massage! Apply a thick moisturizer to your skin. Remember your cuticles and heels! Swipe the nail beds with non-acetone polish remover to remove any oil or moisturizer before continuing on to next step. Clean nails are essential for long-lasting polish.
Wanna do manicure pedicure don’t forget to use a base coat
Smooth any ridges and provide a uniform surface for your color with a base coat. One thin coat is sufficient.
Manicure and pedicure polish away
Apply two thin coats of polish, allowing each coat to dry completely in between. Swipe polish along the middle of the nail first, then on each side, just like the pros. The goal is to make the coats of polish as thin as possible, which will help the polish last longer and dry faster.
Apply a final coat
A top coat does more than just add gloss. It also removes any blemishes and imperfections, which might be a lifesaver. You will only require one coat. Apply additional layer of top coat to your mani/pedi throughout the week to keep it looking fresh.
Relax and refrain from touching anything
Simply relax and fight the impulse to do anything other than lie on the sofa and watch Real Housewives. You’ve earned it (and your freshly painted nails do too).
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