Let’s face it, spending $20+ twice a month to get a manicure gets expensive. Let’s not forget the hassle of making an appointment or an unclean utensil from the nail salon. KRAZE wants to lend you a helping hand by providing an at home manicure guide. The steps listed below are very simple and take less than 30 minutes to complete.
1.Remove any polish form your nails with nail polish remover or acetone. You can buy remover from any drugstore. The Studio 25 Beauty Polish Remover below is a great one to try. It's $3.29 at Walgreens.
2.Soak your nails in warm water and lemon juice for about 5 minutes.
3.Wipe your hands with a washcloth to remove the excess liquid.
4.Buff your nails to remove ridges and add shine to the nails. No more than five strokes are needed. $1.19 online at Sally Beauty.
5.Clip your nails straight across. Clipping them at an angle prevents them from growing back evenly.
6.Apply a base coat to prevent from staining the natural nail plate, especially when using dark colored polish. Milani Smoothe Base Coat can be purchased at Target for $4.00.
7.Apply nail polish from bottom to top. Prices can range from $2 or more at any drug store. Apply two or more coats to distribute evenly.
8.Let nails dry for about 3-5 minutes.
9.Apply top coat for extra shine and long lasting color. Milani Glosse Top Coat $3.99 at Target.
Some top brand nail polishes to try: O•P•I, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure & Essie Nail Color