DIY Nails At-Home
Can I talk about how much I miss my nail tech and how I’ll never take them for granted... ever. The work they put in is unmatched! The cow print nails you see above was done by my lovely nail tech. However, months went by in the quarantine and I couldn’t take it anymore, so I put matters into my own hands. Here’s what I used & the steps: First, I filed the top layer off using Beauty 360° - Designer Nail Files
Hard gel nails
Nail care routine
Base & Top Coats
Apr. 19, 2020
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guess I'm just a PLAY DATE to you
This shade is called Play date, which I think is an adorable name for a nail paint. It is a really pretty purple polish. You just need 2 coats for an ultimate finish. I love to top it off with Essie gel top coat.
3 Most Common Nail Mistakes You’ll Want To Avoid &How To Fix Them!
Since the pandemic started, I’ve had to do my own nails more often. My go-to nail salon has been closed for months. DIY manicures can be a little annoying if you don’t know what you’re doing. I’m telling you my mistakes so you can learn from what I did wrong. My Top 3 Nail Mistakes: 1. Only using one coat of polish I’m the first to admit it, I can be pretty lazy, but one coat of nail polish just doesn’t cut it. I know doing two coats takes more effort and adds to the drying time, but it’s so worth it in the end. 2. Not focusing enough on nail care Nail care is a game-changer! You need to buff, file, and cut your nails before applying polish to get the best results. Buffing really helps smooth out any ridges or inconsistencies on the nail bed. 3. Using a bad top & base coat Do you know that glossy top coat you get from at salons that makes your nails look super shiny and perfect? I didn’t use to care about which base or topcoat I used. I would just use the cheapest one available at the drug store. What a mistake! My Must-Try Nail Products: ● Seche Vite Base & Top Coat - The Sechevete base and top coats give you that salon-worthy shine you want from a DIY mani. Plus, it helps dry the nails super fast so you can get on with your day! ● Nail Buff - This thing was only $1, and it’s helped transform the way I give myself manicures! ● A glass nail file - Did you know glass nail filers are supposed to be healthier for your natural nails? The Final Look I did this fun look for the 4th of July! I filed and buffed my nails with the white buffer and topped them with two coats of my favorite nail polishes by Essie!
Nightly hand & nail routine
Your face, neck and hands are the first places to shows aging so it is very important to take good care of them. Therefore I regularly moisturize my hands and I use many of my facial products on my hands. In addition to this I use these products in the evening to care for my nails and hands. SOAP & GLORY - Hand Food This is my go to hand cream as it is thick and super hydrating. I use this throughout the day but apply a thick layer every evening. Sally Hansen - Hard as Nails Vitamin Strength Serum I enjoy rubbing this into my nails and cuticles in the evening as it helps keep my nails healthy. Sally Hansen - Complete Care 7 in 1 Nail Treatment this is a very good nail protectant. It can use user as a nail hardener, growth serum, protective coating or even a base layer for nail polish.
this week’s at-home mani 💅🏾 with CND
do you ever have a random drugstore purchase that turns out to be so delightful?? this CND - Vinylux Long Wear Polish in ‘ice bar’ is that product for me. I picked this up at walgreen’s on NYE, just thinking that it would be a fun color to use on my last few days of vacation. it is such a fun nail polish!! the color is iridescent / clear, but with a strong purple sheen. you can even see the sheen in the bottle. i also love that it’s clear so (like my favorite pink and nude polishes), it is very forgiving (with over-polishing and with chipping, which happens after about five days).
CND-Vinylux Long Wear Polish
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