Issue #8 – DIY project: At Home Manicure

Do you hide your hands because your finger nails are a mess? Circles Magazine shows you how to do a simple manicure at home to keep your hands looking
fashionably fabulous!

Supplies:
Nail clipper
Nail file
Nail brush
Cuticle pusher
Cuticle remover
Nail Polish Remover
Cotton balls
A bowl of warm water
Paper towels
Hand soap
Rubbing alcohol
Lotion

Step 1: 

Trim nails.

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 Step 2:

Put two pumps of handmsoap and a cap full of alcohol into water.

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 Step 3:

Soak nails in the soap & alcohol for 5 minutes.

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Step 4:

Dry hands with paper towels.

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Step 5:

Apply cuticle remover to sides and base of nails.

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Step 6:

Gently push cuticles back using a cuticle pusher.

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Step 7:

Use nail brush and water to remove dead skin and then dry hands again.

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Step 8:

Use a nail file to shape nails (hint: file in only one direction).

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Step 9:Apply hand cream

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Tips:

If you are wearing nail polish, remove old polish with cotton balls and polish remover before starting manicure. If you are going to apply nail polish after manicure, be sure to clean nails with cotton balls and polish remover after applying hand cream.

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