How to do your own nails like a professional?

Doing your own nails can be a daunting task, but with the right tools and techniques, you can get a professional-looking manicure in the comfort of your own home. Here’s how to do it!

File Your Nails

The first step to a perfect manicure is to file your nails. Make sure they are completely dry (filing wet nails can cause splitting). Use a nail file to shape your nails into the desired shape. For a classic look, file in one direction only, from the edge of the nail to the center.

Soak Your Nails

Soaking your nails in warm water helps to soften the cuticles and make them easier to push back. Add a few drops of essential oil to the water for an extra bit of pampering. Once your nails have soaked for a few minutes, apply a rich hand cream to help keep your skin hydrated.

Push Back Your Cuticles

Once your nails have soaked, it’s time to push back your cuticles. Use a cuticle pusher to gently push back the cuticles. Don’t cut them, as this can cause infection.

Apply a Basecoat

Once your cuticles are pushed back, it’s time to apply a basecoat. This helps to protect your nails from staining and also helps the polish to adhere better. Make sure to apply the basecoat in thin, even strokes.

Brush On Two Coats Of Color

Now it’s time to apply the color! Start with one thin coat of polish, and then wait a few minutes for it to dry before applying a second coat. This will help to ensure an even finish.

Apply a Top Coat

Once the color is dry, it’s time to apply a top coat. This will help to seal in the color and give your manicure a glossy finish.

Clean Up Any Smudges

Once the top coat is dry, use a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover to clean up any smudges. Then, you’re done! Enjoy your perfect at-home manicure.