Have no fear, the Fabulous Manicures tutorial is here!
My nail polish remover spilled and stripped the table's laminate fabric covering. S/O to my momma for sending me replacement fabric. -Nat's Confessions
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1. Supplies Needed: (L to R top row) nail buffer, cotton rounds, cuticle remover (L to R bottom row) Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover, Gooey Sticky Base Coat, Sally Hansen Triple Shine: Red Snapper, Seche Vite Top Coat (the best top coat in existence), coarse nail file, fine nail file, cuticle pusher, nail clipper. Not pictured here is my nail polish remover. I have exclusively used Sally Beauty Supply: 100% Acetone for nearly a decade.
2. File nails to desired shape and buff nail surface and edge.
3. Apply Sally Hansen Intant Cuticle Remover to nails. This product works best after it has been applied for 30 seconds.
4. Gently remove dead skin while pushing cuticles back. (Although I have a cuticle clipper, I don't use it to clip my cuticles. I use it to clip hang nails).
5. Exfoliate your hands focusing on your cuticles. Dawn Hand Renewal with Olay and a half teaspoon of sugar makes an amazing scrub. Sugar added to any of your favorite hand soaps also works.
6. Wash your hands thoroughly then wipe each nail with acetone to remove remaining product and/or oils.
7. Paint Gooey Sticky Base Coat (or a good base coat of your choice) on your index through pinky finger on both hands. It is important that you exclude your thumbs so that you can use them to fix little mistakes as you paint on your color.
8. You can also dip your acrylic nail brush in acetone to wipe away mistakes. Using the acrylic nail brush is particularly helpful when you are painting with your non dominant hand. Remember.. we are painting our finger nails... not our fingers...
9. Seal nails with top coat. You can't go wrong with Seche Vite.. I promise. And no, my dominant hand isn't looking crazy lol. Hello Fabulous Manicure!