Last Updated on September 21, 2018 by Ellen Christian
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Check out these tips on how to save money on your manicures. We all love the way our nails look when we come. But, the expense may not be something that you can justify every week. If that’s the case, keep reading because I have a few simple ways you can keep the cost down.
How to Save Money on Your Manicures
I absolutely love the way my nails look after a manicure and polish at the salon but I’ve been working on reducing expenses. My salon gel manicure was costing me $40 a month before I learned how to do manicures at home. Here are a few things that have really helped me keep my nails looking good and keep my costs down.
Use manicure tools
Invest in a set of metal manicure tools and always make sure that they are clean before you begin. File your nails with an emery board or a metal nail file. Don’t ever tear them.
The proper way to cut your nails
The best way to cut your nails is to make sure you clean under the nail otherwise bacteria could form. Use fingernail clippers for your fingers, and use toenail clippers for your toes. If you are unsure of what shape your nails should have, just look at your cuticles. The U-shape of the cuticle should be reflected (upside down) by the top of your nail. The primary goal is to mirror the shape.
Remove the polish
Use a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover to ensure all the polish is off your nails. One of the quickest ways to ensure your manicure doesn’t last is by leaving traces of old polish on your nails.
Care for your cuticles
Soften your cuticles with cuticle oil for a minute and very gently push back with a cuticle tool. Always use cuticle oil as it doesn’t just keep your cuticles soft and moisturized, it also keeps your nail polish from chipping.
Never cut your cuticles
Trimming or cutting cuticles during a manicure is purely cosmetic and sometimes doesn’t benefit the nail in any way. The cuticle is the barrier to protect the surrounding skin and help develop the nail from infections. (Bacteria)
All about the base
Don’t forget your base coat, it helps to give the color something to sink into besides your actual nails. Letting your nail polish sink into the nail itself can cause stains and discoloring.
Don’t forget your top coat:
This is a majorly important step if you want your nails to maintain high shine and luster. You can always keep reapplying the top coat every 2-3 days to continuously add strength and shine. One of the best ways to help save money on your manicures is by making the color last longer.
Save money and do your own nails with these tips.
Taking good care of your hands and nails is vital and celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Spa, Skyy Hadley shared several of her favorite tips for nail care with me today. Learn how to care for your nails with her tips and tricks as well as proper care essentials for keeping your nails healthy and beautiful.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over the age of 40. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.