Have you been looking for your wallet and looking at the manicure and pedicure salon bill and wondering if there was a cheaper way to do this? Or you don’t have a salon near where you live, and you are in desperate need of a manicure and pedicure? If yes, then worry no more because below are easy steps to manicure and pedicure:
STEP 1: Collect the items you will be needing
First and foremostly, you should gather some essentials you will be needing. The items are listed below:
- Nail polish remover. Remember to have the non-acetone nail polish remover to avoid your nails from getting dry.
- Nail filer
- Buffing block
- Orangewood stick
- Cuticle oil
- Nail polish (base coat, color, and top coat)
STEP 2: Take a fresh start
Use that nail-polish remover.
Before you actually start with the manicure and pedicure you need to clean what is already on the nails. For this use the non-acetone nail polish remover and remove the nail paint you already have on the nails of your hands and feet.
Get that nail filer
Next, use the nail filer to smooth your edges and bring your nails to the length and shape you desire.
Don’t forget the buffing block
Remember to use the buffing block. The buffing block can help you get rid of the yellow spots on your nails. Yellow spots on the nails usually appear on the nails due to regular usage of nail paints, but it’s nothing to worry about. Just use the buffing block to remove them. Remember to be gentle while using it.
STEP 3: Your cuticles need your attention
Usually, when cuticles are healthy we pay no heed to them but when they are not cared for we have to face the consequences. Dryness and small tears can cause awful swelling which happens if the cuticles are not properly moisturized. Therefore, during the manicure and pedicure, we must oil them with the cuticle oil. You can also push them back with the orange stick. The cuticle oil will give you nice and clean nails.
STEP 4: Begin with the base coat
If you don’t apply the base coat, there will not be an even surface for your main coat/ nail color. The base coat also prevents the dark nail color to leave stains on your nails. You can choose a base layer from different easily available brands in the market. Remember to choose one according to the type of your nails. Apply a thin layer of base coat, and you are good to go.
STEP 5: Color your nails
Now choose whatever color you want on your nails and put that nail polish on. Easy as that!
STEP 6: The top coat
The top coat is applied to hide the flaws of the coat of your nail polish, so you use that if you think you have been sloppy. And if you are a pro at putting on nail polish, still put on the top coat to add some shine to your nails.
Now all you have to do is wait for the nail paint to dry, and you are done with manicure and pedicure!