Would you believe me if I told you I can’t remember the last time I went to a salon to get a manicure? I refuse to spend even the $10 for a polish change for it to just fall apart in a few days anyway. I’ve mastered the
My essentials for the at home mani require you heading to your local beauty supply store. The file blocks are the greatest and I highly recommend. I use a med/coarse and then a fine/extra-fine one. The hard one is for filing your nails down and the med/fine is to buff them to prepare them for painting. I think this step is what makes such a difference in my nail polish staying put for a long time.
File down to the length you like. I like mine nice and short. Buff the entire nail back and forth with the finest side of your block. Apply your OPI base coat.
I start with my left hand first and always do a swipe down the middle of my nail and then work my way out. Keeping a nice even, thin coat.
Apply a second coat, thin is key. Packing it on doesn’t do anything but take forever to dry.
I like to do a party nail every once in a while and today went for something neutral.
Don’t be in a rush to apply your top coat. Waiting a bit for it to dry will help decrease any formation of bubbles.
The final look. I’m loving this fun coral red for Spring. Makes me feel like I should be on the beach.
Photos by Rebekah Carson Photography