Having beautifully manicured nails can instantly elevate your overall look and might as well make you look more attractive. While visiting a salon for a professional manicure is a great option, it's not always convenient or affordable. Luckily, with a few simple manicure tools and a little practice, you can achieve salon-worthy nails in the comfort of your own home. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the steps to get your nails done at home for any occasion.
Collect the below-mentioned manicure tools before you begin the process:
- Nail polish remover
- Nail clippers
- Nail file
- Cuticle pusher
- Cuticle trimmer or scissors
- Buffer block
- Base coat
- Nail polish in your preferred color(s)
- Top coat
- Cotton pads or balls
- Hand cream or cuticle oil (optional)
Prepare Your Nails:
Start by removing any existing nail polish using a gentle nail polish remover. Use a Vega Cotton Pad to wipe away the old polish thoroughly. Dip your nails in warm water for a while to soften up the cuticles. Use Vega Dual Surface Nail Brush with soft bristles for cleaning top of the nails and small hard bristles for cleaning under the nails.
Shape and Trim:
Using Vega Nail Clipper, trim your nails to your desired length. Then, pick Vega Crystal Glass Nail File which is designed for perfect filing of your nails, even out rough edges and clean under nails and shape them to your preferred style. The trendiest shapes you can go for are square, oval, and almond. File in one direction to avoid splitting or damaging the nails.
Tend to the Cuticles:
Apply a small amount of cuticle oil or hand cream around your nail beds to soften the cuticles. Use Vega Soft Touch Cuticle Trimmer & Pusher to gently push back the cuticles, being careful not to apply too much pressure. If necessary, trim any excess cuticles with the same. The angled end gently pushes cuticles back. The unique metal - V end neatly trims the dead cuticles around the nails. The soft touch rubber handle ensures a comfortable grip.
Smooth the Surface:
Take a Vega Nail Buffer and gently buff the surface of your nails. The buffer helps in buffing, shaping and imparting shine to natural nails. This step helps remove ridges and creates a smooth canvas for the polish.
Apply Base Coat:
Apply a thin layer of base coat to each nail. The base coat helps protect your nails from staining and extends the life of your manicure.
Apply Nail Polish:
Select your favorite nail polish color and apply it in thin, even coats. Start with a stripe down the center of the nail, then fill in the sides. Allow each coat to dry before applying the next to prevent smudging or bubbling. Repeat until you achieve the desired opacity.
Seal with Top Coat:
Once the nail polish is completely dry, apply a thin layer of top coat to seal and protect your manicure. The top coat adds shine and extends the wear of your nail polish.
Use a small brush or a nail polish remover pen to clean up any polish that may have gotten on your skin or cuticles. Dip the brush or pen into nail polish remover and carefully erase any mistakes.
After your nails are fully dry, moisturize your hands and cuticles with a nourishing hand cream or cuticle oil. This step adds hydration and keeps your nails and skin looking healthy.
With a little practice and the right tools, you can achieve salon-quality nails at home for any occasion. Remember to take your time, be patient, and follow each step carefully. DIY manicures not only save you time and money but also give you the freedom to experiment with different colors and styles. So, next time you want to pamper yourself, try getting your nails done at home and enjoy beautiful, professionally manicured nails without leaving the house.