How To Do Manicure At Home?

Love is in the air! Oh yes! We are in the month of love, February. This is one month which enchants its effect by making each one of us little naughty little romantic. So are you thinking that what if you are single and have no one to show you that tinge of extra care and love even this year? We are right here at your service then. It is important to show love to your own self and pamper your own body. So where do we start from? How about your two helping hands?

Yes! Singles let you show some passion towards your hands so that every time you see them, you feel proud by nurturing them to the fullest and those of you who are already in a relationship, beautify your hands with an easy and pocket-friendly manicures at home and be ready to shine it with a solitaire ring from your loved one! So, let us see how to do a manicure in a manner which is too simple and easy to do.

How To Do Manicure At Home

Before We Start

For our manicure process to flow smoothly without any interruption, it is necessary that we pre-collect and prepare things which we will be requiring during the task. So we will be requiring:

1. Nail paint remover

2. Balls of cotton

3. Manicure kit which should contain basic stuff like

  • Trimmer (Both for cuticle and nails)
  • A buffer
  • A filer
  • Cuticle pusher
  • Nail cutter
  • Base coat

4. Lukewarm water

5. Body soap

6. Moisturizing scrub

7. Cream containing moisturizer (Cuticle and nails)

8. Nail paints

9. Big bowl ( Big enough to accommodate two hands)

10. Pair of clean towels

So, now when we are done with collection of our requisites let us start with the process.

Get Set Go

With all the ingredients needed for the task do not start brooding upon how to do your nails? Instead think where to do it? Yes, the place and the set-up also matters for your own pampering.

1. Choosing A Place

  • So, you might be thinking that why is a place given so much important for just a manicure? But hang on…remember we are not just doing a manicure’, we are pampering ourselves! So ladies keep in mind few of this on your location of doing manicure.
  • Try and choose a calm and quiet place which is bright enough.
  • The process might leave your place a little messy, so consider that clause before starting it all off.
  • Take a flat area where you can place your hands as well as all the equipment and a tub or a bowl.
  • We are pampering ourselves, so do not forget to start off some soothing refreshing music in the room and may be some nice smelling beautiful scented candles to give you that refreshing aroma!

2. Clean It Up

  • So, now when we are settled and the ambience is all set, let us get started with the process.
  • Clean up your old or existing nail paints from your nails with the help of a cotton ball soaked in nail paint remover.
  • If there is no nail paint applied on your nails, still just clean your nails with the nail paint remover once so that the surface of the nails are thoroughly cleaned.
  • If you do not have access to a nail paint remover, you can also use acetone.
  • However, it can damage your nails so be careful about the use.

3. Trimming Task

  • So, now when we are done with superficial cleaning of nails, let us trim them.
  • You can cut or trim the length of your nails as per how you like it or may be your partner’s likings!
  • If you feel, your nails are just perfecto and do not need any trimming just skip this step.
  • However, it is best to just give it a little bit of trim.

4. File It Up

  • It is time to give your finger shells some good shape.
  • You might want to keep them rounded, or may be oval or square or might want to explore some new shape! (PS: Make sure you choose the shape keeping in mind the month of love and your partner’s soft skin)
  • So, use your nail fillers to do this task.
  • Be gentle while using the filer as rubbing it very vigorously can make your nails brittle.

5. Buff Buff Buff!

  • So, now it’s time to take up your buffers and buff your nails.
  • This would help the surface of your nails to smoothen up and remove extra ridges.
  • You need not be very perfect in this stage as it can lead to very thin super surface.
  • Thin superficial surface can harm the overall health of your nails.
  • You can also use the buffing powder and apply it on the buffer before buffing your nails.

6. Water Power

  • It’s time for one of the first soothing and relaxing step of manicure.
  • Take up some lukewarm water in a bowl or any container big enough to easily accommodate your both hands.
  • Add body soap or a special manicure liquid which is available easily in the market.
  • Now, immerse both your hands in the soap water, enjoy the fragrance of the soap and just relax yourself.
  • You want to relax more by just making yourself as comfortable as you can and closing your eyes to relax!
  • Remove your hands after 10 minutes or once you feel that water has become normal in temperature.
  • Pat them dry with the help of clean hand towels.

7. Cuticle It Up

  • So once your hands are completely dry, take the cuticle pusher and remover.
  • Make sure you have sterilized the equipment as this process is little delicate and might cause some infections.
  • Apply the cuticle cream and you are ready to go.
  • Remove extra cuticles emerging from the side of your nails and push the upper end cuticles upwardly.
  • Wash and sterilize the equipment for next hand.
  • It is not advisable to cut the cuticles.
  • Clean the nails with a clean towel so that any cuticle cream do not stay on the nails.

8. Scrubbing And Massaging

  • Use a scrub and start scrubbing up your hands. Take one and at a time.
  • Scrub entire hand till elbow or if you wish, till your arms, absolutely your choice.
  • Post scrubbing, massage both your hands with moisturizing massage cream or a vitamin-E rich oil.

 9. Glorifying The Nails

  • Time to give it a final touch.
  • Choose your favorite color for painting your nails.
  • You can be as creative as you want in this step. Yes, it is the month of love and you want to paint it all red, but it’s a great idea to give your nails a little twist!
  • Do clean your nails post massage, or else the stickiness and the greasiness will not allow the paint to stick on nails.
  • Apply base coat before applying your picked color paint.
  • Allow the base coat to dry properly before applying the paint and once you apply paint give it some time to dry out too!

So, we are ready to rock! Do flaunt your manicured nails and those fresh hands and click some handfies and nailfies!! (Pictures of your hands and nails)