My DIY work-from-home manicure
Working from home amidst COVID-19 was theoretically supposed to give me more time for leisure, but ever since quarantine began in early March, I’ve found myself busier than ever. So I found a quick DIY manicure alternative: press-on nails. I know what you may be thinking and, believe me, I too once believed that press-on nails were tacky, but it’s truly all about the brand that you buy and how you put them on. Your options are pretty much unlimited too. Press-on nails allow you complete control in terms of color and style. They’re super easy and quick to apply and should last you a good two to three weeks! Application is exactly what it sounds like: simply apply a drop of nail glue (which is usually included) onto the appropriate fake nail and then press it on, applying pressure until the glue has a chance to set. It’s a good idea to make sure that your real nails are taken care of before and after applying anything on top of them. I like to clip my nails and cuticles to prep them for press-ons and again after I take them off. I also paint a coat of keratin solution on to make my nails strong and healthy. My favorite brand is CND - Rescuerxx Intensive Daily Keratin Cuticle Treatment Oil
How To: DIY Manicures
Aug. 24, 2020
Quarantine Manicure 101
💅🏻 So I have never been great at doing my own nails, but in 2020 it’s a skill I’ve developed out of necessity. Here, in California our salons have been closed since March with a brief stint of opening and then quickly closing again. Whether you’re in a state where salons are closed, you’re not comfortable going to a salon, or you’re just trying to save yourself some money doing your nails at home: Here’s what’s been working for me: 💅🏻 Step 1: Shape your nails: I’m not good at this so I usually cut them all short then they eventually grow into the same shape. 💅🏻 Step 2: Cuticle Remover: Not only does this help dissolve cuticles and give you more nail to work with, but these cuticle remover can actually help dissolve any oils or debris on your nails and help the nail polish to adhere better. 💅🏻 Step 3: Wash your hands: Again, removes any oil or debris from the nails and helps your mani to last longer. 💅🏻 Step 4: BASE COAT BASE COAT BASE COAT: I never used one in my life until quarantine but it makes such a difference for longevity of your manicure. 💅🏻 Step 5: Apply THIN Layers of Polish: Resist the urge to glop the polish on. 2-3 thin layers should do it. 💅🏻 Step 5: Top Cost: Again a THIN LAYER WILL DO. 💅🏻 Some of my favorite brands for quarantine manis are Essie, Lights Laquer, and Cirque Colors. Happy manicuring!
💖Only 5 steps and you'll get fancy pink ombre nails🤗！
Hey, sis! I got a new nail look!💅💅 Last week, I successfully did pink ombre nails at home. The ombre is a recent nail art trend, which really looks fancy and I think these are the best nails I've ever had. I surprisingly found it quick and easy to paint and you can probably do as soon as you finish reading this simple tutorial! Paint nails with a nude colour. You can also choose white. Some colours blend better with a white base colour. Wait five minutes or until your nails are completely dry. Carefully align the make-up brush with the pink nail polish to your nails and gently dab it onto your nails until they are completely coloured. Don't stress yourself about being neat at this time as we will clean these up later. Immediately after dabbing one nail, gently apply a top coat to smooth colours and blend them in even more and then cure the first color coat in your LED or UV lamp. Repeat the fourth and fifth steps to ensure good color coverage and a smooth. Wait until your nails are completely dry. The final step is to dip your Q-Tip into your make-up remover and clean up the areas around your nails and finish with a nourishing cuticle oil. Isn't that very simple？！Hope you would love my "artwork" and this post can help you !💕
A Quick Guide To Painting Nails At Home💅
Nail art is absolutely a part of being a beautiful woman. Even though we girls only have ten small nails, they deserve exquisite designs. I’m a big fan of nail art. At the beginning, I went to shop for nail beauty services twice a month. But I realized afterwards that getting a manicure isn't cheap in a nail salon, it cost a lot of money. And after observing how manicurists do manicure every time, I have already known all procedures of nail art. So I decided to do DIY manicures. If you wanna be at-home manicurists, nail kits are necessary, especially for starters. You can purchase starters kits directly if you don’t want to waste time to pick each tool. For me, there are some tools I don't use in the kit, and some I need are not included in. So I bought nail manicure tools and nail polish separately. They only cost me about 40 dollars in total, which can only be for one manicure in the store. Nail art actually involves several steps. In general, you can start simple DIY manicure following the instructions below, First, clean your nails, use clipper and nail file to trim and shape them. Second, apply base coat, (that will help to protect your nails,also make your color layer last for long days ), cure 60-90s by LED nail dryer lamp until it’s dry. Third, pick your favorite color and apply color coat, cure 60-90s again until it’s dry. Fourth, apply top coat to prevent chips and also shine your nails. Then finished. Something you should pay attention to in the process, a. gel polish need to cured with UV/LED light. b. always make sure the current nail polish coat is dry before apply next layer. c. remember to wrap the tips of the nails when you apply each layer. d. don’t apply color coat directly, remember to apply base coat and top coat. In a word, I highly recommend DIY nail art because it really save money from nail salon. Try it!
End Call. was inspired by the current human connection that is heavily reliant on technology in today’s environment. A rich summer yellow with marbled lavender tipped with gold plated rings. Switch up your style — add an accent nail or two! Clear, glass aesthetic background with gold foil. Accent nails come in addition to the 10 gel press-on nail set. You can receive 11 or 12 nails in total depending on your add-on choice. Faceted Beauty™ nails are made-to-order and come with a complete kit. Choose between 3 different sizes and lengths (infographic below)! Marble effect may vary from modeled nails due to the handcrafted characteristic of each nail set. Handcrafted glass bead nail charms are sold separately. Renae is wearing End Call. in medium length coffin.
Faceted Beauty-End Call
At home Polka dots
SUPER easy at home polka dots. I actually leaned this from watching my mom as a kid, she was a crafter and used this technique to create eyes! It was a no brainer to adopt this into nail art. My tools here are the two polishes I want to use, something to use as a “palette” in this case it’s a piece of foam. And a makeup brush I start with painting my nails the solid color that I want to use, I always do two coats even if the polish is opaque. Then I drop a small amount of the second polish color onto the palette I’m going to be using. I dip the end of the makeup brush ( non brush end) into the color and then stamp it on the chosen nail in any desired pattern. Seriously, it’s as simple as that! After I let it dry and top off with a clear coat and that’s your super easy super quick at home polka dot tutorial ! 💅🏻
French Manicure at Home
If you like French manicures but don’t really want to go to the Salon for it, then this is the post for you. These press on nails are the perfect alternative for days where you’re feeling a bit preppy and want to switch things up from your regular nail varnish routine. As someone who has smaller sized nails, sometimes I can find it difficult to find press on nails that fit my fingers– but I’m about to let you in on a little secret. These “Girlz Only” press on nails fit me perfectly. By chance I came across these in my local supermarket a few days ago and I’m not looking back. Not only are they cheaper compared to most regular press on nails, but the quality of these pleasantly surprised me and were a lot better than I expected. They come in a pack of 24 nails and of multiple sizes so everyone will be able to find something to fit them. Everything you need comes in the pack making it easy to use at home. To apply, add about 2 drops of the nail glue onto the back of the fake nail and use the end of the glue container to spread the glue evenly across the fake nail. Once the glue is evenly spread, position the fake nail against your cuticle, and slowly lower it onto your real nail and press down gently for 10 seconds. And you’re done - it’s as simple as that. Repeat for the rest of your fingers and you’ll be left with something that looks like this! With complete honesty, I didn’t expect to like these press-ons as much as I did! They’re super affordable, convenient (since everything comes in one pack) and looks great – you can’t really complain for the price you’re getting them for. I would definitely recommend to people who want an at home alternative to getting your nails done at the salon.
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