Do it Yourself Nails

A Beginning, Your Hands

Now I don’t know about you but, I can’t afford to go to the salon and have my nails done professionally every month. Everyone would love for their nails, both hands and feet, to look great all the time.
(This is where I got that fabulous photo from.)
Doing it yourself can be an easy and not so expensive way to look and feel great. Needless to say, before you do your nails you have to start with your hands themselves. I will have some great lotions and skin cares available for you to check out on this site. Make sure before you do your nails that you heal your hands first, every time. Here are some great options to choose from.

The Next Step, Your Nails

After conditioning your hands you are going to want to clean up the fingers. This will include clipping your nails and filing them to the desired look.  Make sure you clean up your cuticles as well.  Choose your desired color or colors that you are going to be using.

Here are some great choices of color for you to pick through.

Doing it yourself will require a little bit of talent with the tools or practice as I like to call it. Sometimes I have to draw out what I would like or find a picture I can go off of before I begin.

You will want to have all the glitters, tapes and designs you are going to put on your nails ready as well. Don’t want to be looking for things with wet nails. The area in which you are going to be working should be clean. We don’t want a stray hair to get stuck on our nice pretty nails now do we. Find yourself a caddie of sorts to keep all your accessories in, like this one:

I turned a sewing carrier into a case for my nail accessories. Works great.

Artwork to Display

Base coat is not necessary but, it can make your nails look more smooth. Then you are going to apply your desired color or colors. Make sure you dry completely before each new coat, at least 10 minutes. Next comes all of your tapes, glitters and gems. Of course you finish with the top coat. Top coat will also help to keep all of those fancy things on your nails. Here are a few accessory ideas.

 

When you are done you may have something similar to this:

 

 

On to the Feet

Of course many of us like to have our feet done just like our fingers. In the same respect as your hands you are going to want to moisturize your feet and clean up the nails. Then of course you continue in the same manner as you did your hands and fingers. Some things you may need for the next step.

You can change the design or desired look to make your toenails different from your fingernails if you desire. Your body, your choice. Just make sure you have all of your required tools and accessories available before you begin. Don’t forget to start with a clean work area.

I have tried to give you some options with things that I have used myself. Leave me some ideas on the kinds of items you would prefer and I will be sure to get them on my next post.

Thank you and CHEERS to having beautiful nails.

Kari

 

 

2 thoughts on “Do it Yourself Nails”

  1. What a nice post you wrote! I really enjoyed reading it and I could not be silent about your post so I decided to leave my comment here and say Thank You! For sharing this quality post with others.
    Actually this is exactly the information that I was looking for about nails and when I landed to your website and read this post, it answered all my questions in details.

    So I’m happy that you decided to write about this topic and share it with people. It’s very useful and can definitely be used as a great source for do it yourself nails.

    I will come back to your website again for sure and I’m looking forward to read your new posts.)

    Thanks!

    1. Thank you Ali
      For your kind words and comments. I am glad that you have found what you were looking for. I will be growing and adding more posts about health and beauty so keep checking back. The next time you visit make sure you tell me what you would like to see and I will do my best to post all about it. Thank you again. Stay beautiful!
      Kari

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