French Manicure
Steps to a great manicure at home:
  1. Remove old nail polish with nail polish remover. To get into nooks and crannies use a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover.
  2. File and shape your nails in one direction only, and don’t curve into the corner of the nail.
  3. Apply a light cuticle oil or moisturizer into the nail and cuticle area for a minute or two. Then soak your fingers in warm soapy water for about 5 minutes, to soften cuticles.
  4. Gently push your cuticles back with the tip of an orangewood stick. (There’s also a really great product called Hindostone, which according to Beauty by Rona Berg, works beautifully and like pumice, it lasts forever).
  5. Rub your hands with moisturizer, then wipe your nails with a clean towel to get rid of the oils.
  6. Now onto the polish: apply a base coat to help the polish adhere. Then apply your polish, one or two coat is fine, just make sure to allow it to dry in between coats.
  7. If you are a hurry apply a fast drying top coat.
Other tips:
  • After nail polish dries, soak your nails in ice water to speed up the hardening process.
  • Artificial nails take 3-5 minutes to dry.
  • Natural nails take 5-10 minutes to dry.
*For more information visit: Beauty by Rona Berg

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