Avoid These 6 Rookie Mistakes During Manicure Pedicure

Avoid These 6 Rookie Mistakes During Manicure Pedicure

Nothing can wreck a day more than a chiseled manicure or a broken foot nail. When you are out to conquer the world, why let this small bump stop you on the way tolooking fabulous?

The good news is, holding off on a salon visit doesn't mean your hands or feet go untreated. A DIY mani-pedi, with our manicure and pedicure set, helps you to take care of your nails and feet from the comfort of your couch andsaves money that you'd spend on exorbitant salon appointments. You need to have the right tools and know how to manicure and pedicure. At Vega, we offer Manicure Sets with all vital manicure tools – nail clipper, nail file, cuticle trimmer and pusher, and cuticle scissors for a professional quality nail treatment at home. Other than this, check out our Pedicure sets that include pedicure file, emery foot file, pedicure brush, pumice stone and foot scrubber.


Whether you've been googling tips for manicure and pedicure at home or watching a step-by-step video, there are occasional glitches that can occur. Therefore, when you're getting ready to give yourself a home manicure-pedicure, avoid mistakes that can affect your nails' healthand appearance.

Here are some rookie manicure and pedicure mistakes that you can correctto get a salon-like nail finish at home:

  1. Not Being Careful with Those Cuticles

Regular manicures and pedicures at home highlight the importance of carefullycutting the cuticles. Our cuticles playa significant role in blocking harmful bacteria from enteringthe body. The trick for cuticles is to force them out as far as possible.

  1. Too Much Water

Soaking nails in water is an essential part of getting a manicure and pedicure, at home or a salon. But overdoing this step while giving yourself a mani-pedi can have undesirable effects. Too much soaking time causes the nails to become too brittle, which can make your manicure pedicure experience unpleasant.

  1. Buffing Every time

Buffing is a vital step when you do a manicure or pedicure at home. However, buffing leaves the nail beds thin and the nails softer. Because of this, it is advised not to do this step every single time you do a manicure pedicure at home.  Only do this once every few times.

  1. Applying Nail Polish Without A Base andTopcoat

The features of a base coat and topcoat are distinct, and thus cannot be used interchangeably. The base coat is applied first to prepare the nails for polishing and makes the manicure and pedicure last longer. The topcoat is a waterproof mask that won't make you crack quickly with paint. It also won't let curries or spices change your nail paint colour. Yup, let's think about the white nails changing into yellow due to turmeric. You wouldn't want that.

  1. Exfoliating While Your Feet Are Dry

Many people make the mistake of trying to remove dead, dry skin without first wetting the area. But this can do more harm than good. So, soften the skin first by soaking your feet in warm water for about 10 to 15 minuteswhen you start the manicure pedicure. Then use a Vega pumice stone or gentle foot scrub to help remove the dry skin instead of sanding away like you're trying to refinish an old dresser.

  1. Using Cotton Buds

Although cotton is our go-to solution for all makeup and beauty mistakes, it's best to avoid thatif your polish hasn't dried yet. In your fresh polish, cotton fibers will quickly get stuck and messup your manicure pedicure. Instead, dip your nail in remover with a flat, clean makeup brush or art brush or an earbud, and clean up your errors fuss-free.

So, follow these manicure pedicure tips for a flawless finish at home the next time you break out your favourite OPI nail colour (mystical pink, anybody?).