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Monday, 16 September 2013

Manicure at home with 8 easy steps



Easy manicure at home: You should try, manicure steps.
Hey Everyone!!
Our hands take a lot during the day and can be easily under the scanning. How often do you go in for a manicure in a saloon or spa? Well! I don’t as I do it myself at the comfort of my home and without spending a penny on it. 
There are a lot of the procedures that you can do it yourself, getting equal results as done by a professional and manicure at home is one of them.

There are some predefined steps that professionals do and you may have read about it but I would like to share what I do so that those of you want to do manicures yourself can be helped!

You will need-
Nail polish remover

Cotton balls/pads

Lemon

Sugar

Honey

Buffer block

Nail file or nail cutter

Step 1- First of all, you should start by getting rid of the old polish and for this, you can take a cotton ball and soak it with some nail polish remover. Try to gently clean off the old polish. You may notice some yellowness on the nails due to the old nail paint hence it is also important to leave your hands without any nail paints at times. 


Step 2- With the help of a nail file, you can shape your nails in the desired shape, if you want to reduce the length then do trim them with the nail cutter first and then file the harsh edges, else using a filer to reduce the length isn’t the best idea. For the nail shape, you can choose square, oval, round or pointed! Mine are round as it is the easiest to maintain and looks good on all the types of finger shapes 

Step 3- After removing the old polish and shaping your nails you need to take a bowl with warm water and squeeze a lemon into it in a same way you get in restaurants to clean your hands once you had your dinner.  But here you should take a bowl that could accommodate both of your hands till the wrist without spilling water outside else it will be a mess.  Put your hands in the bowl for 10 minutes and let the warm water loosen up the dead skin and cuticle. Lemon juice in the water helps removing tan on the knuckles and the yellowness on the nails.

Step 4- Now, that our hands are ready for the scrubbing, you need to make a scrub by mixing some honey with sugar. If you wish you can use the ready made ones.  I have used both and for me it depends on the mood and availability though I prefer organic honey with sugar more! Feeling lazy! Grab the ready made one that you use for the face.  Try to scrub your hands with that mixture in circular motions and also concentrate on the knuckles and the nails, skin around the nails, palm and area between the fingers.
You can put your hands in that lime juice and water mixture again to wash off the scrub before actually washing them with the clean water. This was just to save water!!  :D

Step 5- Now your hands are clean and devoid of dead skin cells so, it’s time to give them some nourishment. Take your hand cream/lotion and massage gently on the nails, cuticles and the hands. This will make them soft and hydrated and also will further soften the dry cuticles.

Step 6- Use a cuticle pusher to push back the cuticle, don’t cut them. Pushing them back is the best thing that we could do with them! You can also use cuticle oil before doing this but here as you have soaked them in the warm water, scrubbing and applied a cream, they are already soft so could be pushed back easily!


Step 7- We are almost done, Now your hands and nails would be clean and nourished. It’s time for the buffing now, buffing means to polish the nail surface to make it smooth and shiny by gently scraping it with a buffer block. You can also use Buffer sticks. Too much buffing can make your nails weak so try to do it very gently and not too often. After the buffing you will see that your nail are extremely smooth, if you want you can use a shine stick. Which when you rub on the nail surface within a couple of seconds gives a shine like that of a top coat.

Step 8- Time for the base coat base coat if used on its own with out the nail polish gives shine and strength to the nails and if you wish, you can leave it till here or you can apply a fresh nail polish in your favorite shade or the one that goes well with the dress, if you have done this at home manicure for some special occasion. Always apply a base coat and a top coat to protect your nails and to help your manicure last longer.
 
If you wish you can decorate your nails or do some nails arts.

Wasn’t that simple and easy to do, so try it at home and see the results in the form of sparkling hands and beautiful nails!! :D
Niesha Jeenwal

I am Niesha, Editor of Indian Beauty Forever, a Science graduate turned Beauty Blogger from New Delhi who's blogging for more than 3.5 years and loves everything related to Makeup & Beauty.

Manicure at home with 8 easy steps Reviewed by Niesha Jeenwal on 12:53 pm Rating: 5 Easy manicure at home: You should try, manicure steps. Hey Everyone!! Our hands take a lot...

55 comments:

  1. Really informative post niesha :) thanks for share i love your last nail art pic :)

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    1. Thank you so much kiran!! :) glad u liked.:)

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  2. Loved this DIY manicure.. my nails are in a dire need of one.. I am so going to try these..!!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I will do this weekend!

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  3. very useful post :) your hands look beautiful

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  4. Very informative post...thanks for sharing niesha..
    Pretty hands n nails ♥♥

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  5. love the way you explained everything! Nice post Niesha :)

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  6. Very beautiful Niesha, Your nail art reminds me about festivals and marriages :)

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    1. Thank you dear! Actually, when I did that I realized the same.:)

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  7. OMG The color is so gorgeous and I love the beads you added in the end


    http://sandysandhu.blogspot.com/2013/09/polka-dot-pants.html

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  8. gorgeous shade nish n beautiful nails ^_^

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  9. Thanks for the post! Reading this post reminded me my hands are in dire need of some love and care. It couldnt have come at a better time. Loved your NOTD.

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    1. Thank you so much!! Glad it came at the right time .:D

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  10. Nice information,are these nails yours..So gorgeous..

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  11. Great post Niesh :* - Definitely a money saver <3
    I loved your mani <3 <3 <3 .. You got gorgeous nails girl :*

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    1. Aww thank you my darling!! <3 I love my nails as they are the ones which requires the least attention. <3 paint them and leave them!! lol :)

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  12. Very nice and informative post Niesha! I'll love to try it :)

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  13. OMG this so useful and beautiful post Niesh :D

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  14. I am a lazy girl all i do is just cut my nails with nail cutter and use in-built filer to smoothen harsh ends :)
    No mani I dn't work :D

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    1. :D You are not alone Shikhu, I am with you!! I will also cut my nails with nail cutter and use the filer that comes with it and that's it!! I go for such procedure may be once in 2 months.:)

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  15. I love these penny saving tips..and gorgeous hands u have gal!!!

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    1. :D Thank you so much Aditi!! I m happy you liked the post.

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  16. wooo..your nails look sooo vampy hot!!!
    xx

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  17. Amazing post dear :)and nail art is beautiful :)

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  18. Ur nails are gorgeous Nieshu! I hardly do anything to pamper my nails. Lazy me :D

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    1. Thank you so much Meghu!! :)I m same dear!!

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  19. Wonderful nails dear Niesha !
    Thanks for the tips =)
    kisses
    Marghe

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  20. really paisa vasool idea to do a mani at home.. will try it.. i have never done a manicure in my whole life.. Lol

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    1. No issues dear!! A lot of us don't go for that.. :)

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  21. This is so pretty Niesha. I loved the article and finally your nails. Lovely :)
    I also try to do my manicures and pedicures at home only and will try this honey sugar scrub this time!!

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    1. Aww thank you so much my dear! :D I did this nail art ages ago and still in love with this.:)
      Honey sugar scrub works for hands and feet as well apart from face.:) try it you will love it!

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  22. such pretty hands you have!! *_*
    can i know the nail polish shade?

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  23. such pretty hands you have!*_*
    can i know the nail polish shade?

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    1. Thank you so much Nalini! :)
      I am wearing lakme color crush no 24 I think.

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