My Step-by-Step At Home Manicure Routine

There’s something about having a manicure that just makes it seem like you have your life together!  A manicure adds that extra style and touch to any outfit!


If I’m being completely honest, I am never 100% satisfied with the paint job from a ‘professional’ salon, plus it’s $30 a pop, so I just stick to doing it myself.  That’s a perfectionist for ya 😉  Just add it to my never ending grooming routine…

Here is my tried and true, step-by-step manicure routine


  1. Remove existing, old polishDSCN2264
  2. cut to desired lengthDSCN2265
  3. file and shape the tipsDSCN2267
  4. file with a corse texture file block to smooth out ridgesDSCN2272
  5. apply cuticle oilDSCN2269
  6. push cuticles back with a cuticle stickDSCN2268
  7. remove excess cuticle skin with cuticle cutterDSCN2271
  8. wash hands with antibacterial soap
  9. use nail brush to deep clean nails and nail bedsDSCN2273
  10. dry hands and nails thouroghly
  11. apply a clear base coatDSCN2275
  12. apply two coats of colored polishDSCN2279DSCN2278DSCN2280
  13. apply top coatDSCN2293
  14. let dryDSCN2281

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