In the movie Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon got a manicure every time she felt happy or sad. Why not accessorize your nails to brighten up your day whatever your mood? Here we feature 7 tips to get the perfect manicure at home!
Tip 1: File your nails, rounding them at the corners. Keeping your nails short is more modern, and any color you apply will look fantastic.
Tip 2: A base coat that nourishes with vitamins will protect your nails from stains and breakage. Your nails will absorb what you put on.
Tip 3: Choose a hue that flatters your skin tone. You will appreciate the nail polish application more! Do you have a shade already picked out? For fall 2012, greys and corals are the trend.
Tip 4: Prevent chipping, by applying OPI Nail Lacquer Top Coat. Apply every 3 – 4 days, to make your manicure last.
Tip 5: Apply cuticle oil that is gentle and protect your cuticles with vitamins and antioxidants. Your cuticles can look ragged if not taken care of. Our favorite: OPI Avoplex Nail and Cuticle Replenishing Oil.
Tip 6: When removing dark shades, going at it with a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover can be aggressive to your nails. Press the soaked cotton ball for 3 – 4 seconds, and pull straight up and away.
Tip 7: Do not use your nails as tools. Use your finger pads when pushing buttons or opening a can.