DIY Home Nail polish

In our fashion and beauty section, we talked about how you can be able to pamper your feet. This time around, we’ve decided to take you through a step by step guide on how you can be able to paint your nails after giving yourself a pedicure right there in the comfort of your home.


And if it makes you feel any better, just know that combined with personal experience, we employed the service of an expert before we were able to write this article. So be rest assured of attaining a near to perfect results you could get from the salon or even better.


Things you’ll be needing for DIY Nail Polish

Remember you want to have a special time to yourself and that means minimum distractions. So, before you settle into that comfortable position, make sure you’ve the following supplies;

1. Toe separators

2. Nail file

3. Nail polish remover

4. Cotton pads

5. Nail polish

6.  Cuticle oil

Step 1: Make use of your nail polish remover

You should get rid of any nail polish with the use of your nail polish remover. Make use of a cotton pad to thoroughly remove any available nail polish. Once you’ve completely removed the polish, you should wipe your nail bed to be certain of getting rid of excess oil.

Step 2: Reach for your nail file

But before you file those nails, check its length to see if it needs some trimming. Our expert advised that in order to avoid infections, your cuticles should be polished instead of cutting them. What you can do is to push them back instead. Next, use your nail file to give them your desired shape.

Step 3: Moisturize your feet with cuticle oil

The best place to apply your cuticle oil should be the base of your nail. It functions as a moisturizer and works to give your feet some amount of softness. Aside from these functions, it serves to prevent your nails from breaking.

Step 4: Apply some lotion

By applying lotion to your feet, it will help to provide some moisture to keep it hydrated. Be careful not to use scented lotions as they can cause your nails to experience some cracks.

Step 5: Toe separators

Reach for your toe separators and put them on. Toe separators help to keep your toenails far from each other to avoid colliding. This way, you’ll be rest assured of avoiding a wreck.

Step 6: Get on with the polishing

Everything we’ve been doing is preparing for this moment. But don’t rush to reach for the nail polish yet. Remember to first apply a base coat and wait for it to dry before reaching for your polish. The base coat will form a film for the nail to absorb instead of applying it directly on your nails. In order to get a desired result, you should apply your nail polish about three times. Before each round would be applied, the previous must have attained some degree of dryness.

When applying your polish, make sure that it is a thin layer. Thick layer will make your nail polish a bad experience. You’ll be left with an unattractive and unprofessional pedicure session. Aside from that, it will take a long time for it to dry.

Step 7: Apply some shine to your nails

When left alone, nail polish can take as long as 12 hours to fully dry. To hasten this process, you can dip your feet in cold water. But before you do this, give your nails some shine with the use of a top coat.

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My name is Okafor Peace Ngozi (Lady Prowess). I'm a writer who is also learning to write meaningful code. My journey in content writing started in 2017 and it's been great all through. When I am less busy, I spend more time on interactions and listening to good music. I also love to follow tech Twitter conversations. On this blog, I will always write beginner-friendly articles, Lifestyles, and tutorials to also share Technical Writing tips that I have gained along the way. Please follow me on this blog


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