At Home Manicure Routine

A well-groomed, polished set of nails go a long way in making your appearance look more ‘put-together’. But that doesn’t mean you have to make frequent, weekly trips to the salon, even though getting a professional mani-pedi is one of my favouite treats to myself. I wish I could get my nails done professionally as often as I would like to, but with such a busy schedule, it gets difficult and not to mention, expensive. You can get a perfect manicure at home too with just a few steps and products. In the past month or so I have been giving my nails a little bit of extra attention, as I feel the winter has been drying out my cuticles.

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I start off by removing any nail polish from my last manicure. Then I go one to cut my nails, if required, push the cuticles, ever so slightly back and remove those cuticles that are hanging on to nail bed. I use the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover to get rid of those pesky dry cuticles. I feel, it makes the cuticles softer and easier to push back or cut.

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I then use the Sephora Nail Buffer to file, buff and polish my nails. I works wonders to make my nails appear shinny for a really long time. I then apply nail polish, usually just one coat, but if I am not feeling lazy then I apply two coats.

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After it dries down, I then apply the Essence Gel-Look Plumping Top Coat over it to give my nails the gel effect. It is one of the best ones I have tried. It makes my nails appear shiny and fresh for more than a week.

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Lastly, I just rub some moisturizer on my hands and nails to keep them moisturizes. I have been loving the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula. It is a very heavy-duty moisturizer and perfect for winter season.

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5 Comments

  1. February 4, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    Lovely post. I love going for pedicures, but some how shy away from manicures, probably because I have very small and weak nails, and I feel that it is going to further harm them
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  2. February 4, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    The routine is good one. How did you get your hands on the top coat and the sally hansen product? They are always out of stock on Nykaa!

  3. February 4, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Great routine 🙂
    This is such a pretty colour(nail paint) btw I also love using Palmer’s Cocoa Butter!
    Neha | http://www.beautespark.com/

  4. February 5, 2016 / 12:53 am

    My routine is similar ! I use the cuticle remover too. I honestly feel that getting nails done professionally in India is a rip-off unless you go to a pricey salon. The regular salons just don’t know how to do it right plus they use really poor quality nail polishes 🙁

  5. Lana@crazybeautyland.blospot.com
    February 5, 2016 / 1:07 am

    I have a similar routine, I use the Sally Hansen Cuticle Remover too ! Its really good stuff 🙂

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