Tips for Hand Care: Manicure

| April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tips to do Manicure at Home With Home Ingredients:

manicure-at-homeWomen know how to polish their beauty, here we are talking about manicures. Usually we don’t have time to visit a salon every week or we do not afford to visit a salon every week. So what we can do for our hands?? We should take our hands clean by giving ourselves manicure.

Here are the thing you will need for manicure at home.

  • Nail Enamel Remover
  • Nail Enamel
  • Clear Top Coat/Base Coat
  • Nail Filer
  • Cotton balls
  • Hand lotion or Cuticle Oil
  • Orange Stick

 And here are the procedure step by step.

Remove the color you already have with nail polish remover on a cotton ball. (Note: Tissue is not good to use, it will fall apart and doesn’t absorb the remover well.)


Trim your nails by Cutting and file nails to the shape and length you want. As for shape, there are two basic options: square or rounded. And neither form will cut off more than the other. I’ll prefer triangular or square shape because it’s in these days.


Soak your  hands in a bowl of warm water for 10-15 minutes. Add two tablespoons of a bath powder or salt and your favorite liquid soap to soften nails. Hot water is not good for manicure it can soak the moisture out of hands.


When your hands are dried after soaking Nourish your hands by applying cuticle oil or lotion, it’ll make your hand cushy.


Use a cuticle or orange stick to press cuticles back so they don’t get in the way of the polish. Some people prefer to cut their cuticles for aesthetic purposes, Scalogna explains, but it’s best not to do this at home. “Unless you’re a professional, you’re going to end up with cuts all along the side of your nails,” she says. “Just push them back and keep it easy.”

Exfoliate hands with a hand scrub or homemade mixture of olive oil and sea salt or raw sugar. Scrub for two to three minutes, then wash thoroughly.


Moisturize your hand with deep moisturizing  by applying your favorite moisturizer. That’ll be after drying your hands.


Decorate  your nails, by applying a base coat first, then apply your favorite color of nail enamel or the color according to season and occasion.


  • If you don’t have time to paint your nails, just take off the polish and moisturize. It will look much better than old nail enamel.
  • No file on hand? Use the rough edge of a match book.
  • If you don’t have cuticle oil, olive oil works just as well.
  • Light polish is easier to maintain than dark polish – chips and cracks aren’t as noticeable.
  • Keep polish in a cool, dry place, like the fridge. It’ll last longer.

French manicures are best saved for special events like weddings. They make nails look longer and more elegant, but on a daily basis, “They’re not hip,” says Scalogna.


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