Posted on August 20 2015
If you're anything like us it's safe to say that you're a manicure junkie.
Plain nails make you sad, and you really believe that you can conquer the world at your fingertips so long you have the right colour on your nails!
Getting the perfect salon-like manicure at home isn't as difficult as you think. All you have to do is follow our quick three-step routine and you'll be ready-to-go!
Step 1: Always use a base coat
This step is the one most of us miss out on, but take it from us, it's the one we absolutely shouldn't.
- A base coat preps and protects your nails while also increasing the life of your manicure.
- It gives your polish an even, ridge-free surface to adhere to, which then prevents your nail paint from getting streaky.
- Recognise the yellow nails phenomenon? A base coat acts as a barrier between dark nail paints and your nails which then prevents staining.
Step 2: Centre and sides
Here's the fun part- the colours!
Now while we won't go into details of the colours you should have this season (More on that here: Pop-Colour Nail Paints you absolutely must have! . Whichever one you pick, make sure you apply it on the centre of your nails and then the sides, for the perfect, even coverage. Experts say you should apply thin, even coats within a gap of two minutes. Most colours show up the way they are meant to after 2 coats.
Step 3: Finish it off with a top coat
This step is key to make your nails look like they've been professionally done and to also make them last longer.
While a base coat protects your nails from the insides, the top coat does the same on the outside.
It prevents your nails from chipping & fading and gives you a long lasting shine- just like the one you deserve!
Watch our video tutorial for a step-by-step guide to getting swoon-worthy nails!