One of the many routines I recommend to be healthy in your own life, is setting some time a part for yourself. Religiously, every Thursday night is ‘Pamper Night’ for me. Amongst many things, doing my nails has to be the most fun so I decided to share with you my quick & easy mani & which products I’m currently using. For nail maintenance, I absolutely love the Essence range of cosmetics. For rich colour, my favourite has to be Inglot.

Before you start, making sure that you’ve removed any old nail enamel is vital. Use a nail brush with some hand soap & gently scrub the nail area. This cleans the area of any residue left by your nail varnish remover.

So here we go!

STEP 1

Give your nails the desired shape using a rough nail file. Smooth the edges then clean & buff the surface until they’re smooth from any ridges.

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STEP 2

Apply some cuticle oil around each nail bed. This helps nourish & prevent from any tearing of dry skin surrounding the nail.

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STEP 3

Wash your hands again to remove nail dust & make sure the nails surface is clean before applying your base coat.

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STEP 4

Apply your first coat of your favourite colour of nail enamel. It’s okay if you mess a little bit, those slip ups can always be fixed

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STEP 5

Wait till your 1st coat is completely dry before you add your 2nd coat of colour. Note: If your 1st coat isn’t completely dry, application of the 2nd coat will only thicken the enamel making it longer to dry. Add the 2nd coat of your colour & wait to dry a few minutes. Use dry drops or nail drying spray to shorten the drying time.

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STEP 6

When the 2nd coat is completely dry, add a clear top coat as a protective layer.

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STEP 7

When you’ve completed, use a nail corrector pen to clean up any mistakes around the edges of the nail for a neat & clean look. If you don’t own one, dip a thin lip liner brush into your nail polish remover & brush lightly to remove any excess varnish.

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STEP 8

If desired, add a gel-look topcoat varnish if you’d like your nail colour to POP!

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And that’s it! Happy Pamper nights ladies!

xxx

Q

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