Monday, 17 March 2014

Post-Shellac Manicure

This is part one of a two part series. Here is a photo guide of what I do when I don't want to pay a salon to remove my shellac. 

-acetone nail polish remover
-cue tips
- jar or glass
-hand cream
-nail polish
-base coat
-top coat
-cuticle oil
-nail file
-cuticle pusher
-cotton pads

Step 1: Soak your nails in the remover for about 5 - 10 minutes, using the jar. 

Step 2: Wipe of majority of shellac.  

Step 3: File off any stubborn bits of shellac. You must only get the shellac, and not your bare nail, or will will weaken them. 

Step 4: Buff nails. 

Step 5: Apply cuticle oil.  

Step 6: Push cuticles back, gently. 

Step 7: Apply hand cream. Let this and the cuticle oil fully absorb before continuing onto step 8. 

Step 8: Apply base coat. 

Step 9: Paint your nails!

Tomorrow I will post a guide to the nail art seen in the very top photo. See you then :) 

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