Precision Nails DIY Manicure and Pedicure at home
Short on time and unable to make your weekly mani/pedi
appointment - arm yourself with a few of the Precision Nail
Lacquer colours and nail treatment line and you're good to
go with our 8 step guide below!
Remove. Take off old color with nail polish remover on a
cotton ball. For really stubborn nail varnish in the corners
of the nail beds, liberally soak a fresh cotton ball in nail
varnish remover, press over the area firmly and hold in
place for 30 - 60 seconds and then sweep away colour.
Trim. Cut and file nails to your length of choice. As for
shape, there are two main options: square or rounded. The
best one for your nails is dependent on the shape of your
hands, length of your fingers and nail beds. At the moment
we tend to find that a lot of clients ask for square tips
softened with slightly rounded edges. For toes, a square
finish is best.
Soak. Rest hands in a bowl of warm water for five minutes.
Add two tablespoons of a bath soak or your favorite hand
liquid soap to soften nails. Make sure the water's not too
hot or it will dry out your hands and nails. If you want to
invest, then a home foot spa can be really luxurious as
part of a once a week home treatment.
Soften. Apply Precision Cuticle Oil or Cuticle Groomer and a
moisturising hand lotion on nails and dry hands to nourish
and soften rough spots.
Push. Use a cuticle stick to press cuticles back so they
don't get in the way of the polish.
Scrub. Exfoliate hands and feet with a body scrub or
homemade mixture of olive oil and rock salt or raw sugar.
Scrub for two to three minutes, then wash thoroughly. For
tired and neglected hands, use a glycolic based scrub ( even
a pea sized amount of your skincare brand), to really lift
away old skin cells to reveal brighter, glowing skin. If you
have time then apply a rich face mask to the backs of your
hands for 10 - 15 minutes, wash off and then finish with a
nourishing age-defying face cream. They tend to moisturise
and repair skin for instant ant-ageing effect.
Moisturise. Dry hands and feet and apply a rich moisturiser.
Polish. Apply a base coat first, then apply two thin coats
of polish and then finish with a top coat. Ideally apply
polish to feet first and then hands and allow lots of time
for your nails to dry through completely.