- coconut oil or cuticle softener
- cuticle pusher
- cuticle cutters
- nail buffer
- base coat
- favorite nail color
- fast-drying top coat
Once you get all your tools you can master your mani anytime you want. These items can be picked up at your local beauty supply store.
Step 1: Cut nails to desired shape. Apply coconut oil to cuticles to help soften.
Step 2: Using cuticle pusher, gently push back cuticles.
Step 3: Very carefully cut away excess skin buildup from cuticles. Also address any hangnails.
Step 4: Buff nails to polish and create smooth finish for nail polish.
Step 5: Apply base coat and favorite nail polish color.
Step 6: Using small amount of acetone and angled brush, swipe away any paint that went out of the lines. Create smooth edges to look professional and clean.
Step 7: Lastly, finish up with a fast-drying top coat. This will help all your hard work seal quicker to avoid smudging.
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