How to do my own manicure

Satisfactory Essays
Topics: Nail
Maria Guerrero
English 1005
Dr. Roll
10/10/13
How to Give Yourself a Manicure

Giving yourself a manicure is very simple if you have the right tools. All you need it's nail polish remover, nail file, cuticle remover oil or cream, an orange stick or metal cuticle pusher, nail buffer, clear base nail polish, color nail polish of you preference and a clear top nail polish. The first thing you have to do is remove any nail polish, using nail polish remover and cotton balls. Once you removed the nail polish, you want to cut and file your nails. You want to use a nail clipper to trim your nails, just remember not to cut them too short. You don't want to cut your nails too short because the next step is to file them, so you want to to be able to see a little white tip at least. Using the nail file, file your nails giving them a smooth square or round shape of your preference. The Next thing you want to do is to buff your nails to give them a smooth and healthy look. Buff the surface of the nails using a block stick type of nail buffer. Remember not to buff too much because your thinning your nails and that would make them weak and easy to break. Next you want to soak your nails in a bowl with warm water and few drops of soap. The warm water and soap will help to loosen dirt, dead skin, and dust from the filing and buffing. The following step is to dry your nails and apply a cuticle oil or cuticle cream to remove your cuticles. Using a cuticle pusher, gently push back the cuticle and wipe off the excess of cream or oil. Remember not force them back or cut them because you can cut yourself and that can lead an infection. Now it's time to paint your nails and make them look perfect. For a professional nail look you need to apply a base coat nail polish and a top coat nail polish. The base coat goes first to even out the unevenness that the nails might have. Also it helps the nail polish to last longer and keeps the

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