Don’t worry! We are all in the same boat these days…with nail salons closed, we are all forced to do our own nails! An at home manicure is easier than you think. I wanted to share with you the secret to my success.
I would like to say that I know a thing or two about nail polish. After all, I did have my own nail polish line! I have found a few products at the drug store/Amazon that help my nails looking healthy and perfect in-between salon visits.
First of all, I like to paint my nails in neutral colors so (not if, but when), they chip, it isn’t as obvious and you can go a bit longer without wanting to hide your embarrassing nails. I have found that my perfect shade is a mix between Mademoiselle and Sugar Daddy by Essie. Make sure to use a gentle file then buff out any ridges in order to prep your nails for polish.
Next, apply a long-lasting base coat, then one coat of Mademoiselle followed by one coat of Sugar Daddy (make sure Mademoiselle goes on first). Once your nails are dry, apply a quick dry top coat then let them sit for at least 5 minutes before applying CND Solar Oil. This oil is the key to successful nails and cuticles!!!! Use it daily as it helps hydrate and strengthen your nails. I keep my oil by my bedside an apply it every night before I got to sleep.