Beautiful, right down your fingertips !
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Wonderfully groomed hands, pretty nails and a superb manicure – it’s what we all dream of. But we just don’t have the time, or rather, the inclination, so we get away with the bare minimum. And yet, nothing is more straightforward than taking care of your hands. In 5 easy steps, we’ll show you how to give yourself a winning manicure which will be the envy of all of your friends !
Step 1 : Cut
We start by neatly cutting our nails. Whether you prefer square or rounded nails, use curved tip scissors to make sure you get a clean and precise shape. In fact, scissors are more accurate and easier to use, letting you cut your nails without breaking or weakening them.
Step 2 : File
An essential step, filing your nails will give you the exact shape you desire. To file them properly, make sure you always move in the same direction. Beware – never file your nails back and forth, as they may break! To file them properly, use a sapphire file, which will shorten your nails quickly and easily. If you have brittle nails, don’t worry – go for a glass file which will protect them.
Step 3 : Clean
Fill up a bowl with warm water and soak your fingers for 5 to 10 minutes. Not only does it feel fabulous, but more importantly, it will soften your cuticles. Then, use a cuticle remover which will allow you to reshape the base of your nails.
Step 4 : Buff
The penultimate step, and not one to be forgotten – buffing your nails! Get yourself a nail buffer with at least three sides. It may have three sides, but each side has a very specific use. Follow our instructions – have a look at the surface of your nails. The buffer will remove any imperfections. Use the first side for this part. Then, use the second side to finish off and smooth down any rough areas, even the tiniest ones. Lastly, the final side is there to give your nails a natural shine. Beware – a warning to all nail varnish lovers – skip this final step, since super smooth nails make it difficult for nail varnish to stay on properly.
Step 5 : Add some colour !
Finally, grab your nail varnish! Pink, red, yellow, green, coral… Which shade will you fall in love with this time? Having completed your manicure, we bet the most difficult part will be choosing your nail varnish colour!