The Perfect DIY Manicure in Six Simple Steps

A beautiful manicure says a thousand words about a woman. Salon-perfect nails send out a positive message, revealing the elegant and stylish lady that you are. But a pretty hand does not only require finding the right nail polish colour. Your hands also need to be hydrated and your nails must have a beautiful and even shape. But don’t worry, it sounds more complicated than it really is!

The good news is you don’t have to go to the salon every time you want to flaunt an impeccable manicure. All it takes is some patience and skills, so read on to find out how to get a perfect DIY manicure in six simple steps:

1. First you need to clean your nails thoroughly. Use nail polish remover, in case you can still see some polish traces then wash your hands with water and soap. Dry them well before you take the next step.

2. Clip your nails, getting rid of the brittle tips and file them to obtain the desired shape. Don’t cut them too short, as they will get even shorter after filing. Remember to file in one direction only to prevent nail exfoliation. It is important to avoid metal files because they can damage already fragile nails.

3. Use an oil or a treatment to soften your cuticles, but don’t cut them if possible. Just push them away with a wooden stick. This will help them grow slower, and in time you won’t have to cut them anymore, causing infections or irritation. Polish the surface of your nails with a special buffer to get a neat and shiny surface, and you are already half way there!

4. To make your polish last longer, but also to pamper your nails a little bit, use a simple natural treatment. Just dip your nails for 10 minutes in warm olive oil and, once you have removed any trace of grease, apply the base coat that helps glazeme colour polish adhere better to the nails.

5. Don’t lose your patience. Here comes the most delicate step that requires precision. Apply your polish carefully and mind the sides. Be patient – The beauty of glazeme polish is you can take time to get it right before setting the polish. Apply the final top coat for an extra glossy finish, and wipe off the sticky layer after setting, this will make your nails shine in a gracious way.

6. If you are still not skilled enough and managed to paint a bit of skin around your fingers, clean the extra polish with some acetone or an orange stick before setting. This is something you should do if you want to tell everyone you have just returned from the salon. A little “beauty” lie won’t hurt anyone!