I’ve gotten a few requests in terms of what my favorite nail polish is, how I do my nails and where I buy my supplies. While I was supposed to be studying for me English Literature exam yesterday, I found it much more entertaining to do my nails in “too hot pink to hold ’em” and document the process for you guys. To me, d.i.y. manicures are fun and I feel like they turn out just as good as at the salon, if not better. Not to mention that with the money you would usually spend on one professional manicure you can buy at least 2 new shades of nail polish. My favorite kind of polish is O.P.I., I have found those to stay on the longest. However, everyone’s nails are different and that’s why certain brands work better for some people than for others. I suggest trying a few different brands with colors in similar shades and finding the one that works best for you. All my supplies were bought at planet beauty (nail polish) and local drug stores (nail polish remover, file, …).
STEP 1 – get rid of all old nail polish and clean nails, trim nails with a clipper if necessary
STEP 2 – use a nail file to shape your nails as wanted
STEP 4 – thoroughly wash hands with soap, getting rid of all the dust from filing
STEP 5 – dry of hands, especially nails, completely
STEP 6 – choose a pretty color, the above are my favorites for the summer
STEP 7 – apply the chip skip to all nails
**this step can be left out, I just feel like the manicure lasts longer if I use it
STEP 8 – apply the base coat to all nails, this makes the surface nice and smooth for the actual color
STEP 9 – apply 2 or 3 coats of your favorite color
STEP 9 – use a small brush or Q-tip and some nail polish remover to clean off any polish that went on the skin around your nails
STEP 10 – apply some glitter to one nail, you can find the instructions HERE
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