My At Home Manicure

  As a part-time worker and college student I need to save money in any area possible. I started to really get into my nail routine in the past couple of years. I want to feel like I got a cleaned up manicure but not pay the salon prices. Don’t get me wrong, I love to treat myself to a mani/pedi every once in a while though! I save money going to the salon with these products and tips! I can also get very bored with my nail color easily, and having my polish collection allows me to change it out whenever I want.

I hope you get some tips or inspiration to start doing your nails more regularly and save some cash!

Starting off with clean nails I will file and buff out. I use a nice body oil like Rose Hip oil on my cuticles to soften and push them back. The Rose Hip oil also moisturizes the nail. Most of these tools are from Sally’s Beauty. The Rose Hip oil is from Marshalls.

I love the Seche clear base and top coat. Lately I have been including the Out The Door brand top coat because it dries so quickly!

Make sure to remove the oil fully from your nails before the base coat though or the oil will prevent your polish from staying on. I use nail polish remover to take it off.

After this prep, it’s time to polish! I love Zoya. Although it is pricier, I can justify buying good polish if I do my own nails. PLUS they are cruelty free!

This color is “Brigitte”

So pretty!! I don’t have a particular way of polishing; just start in the middle and paint the sides. I did two coats to get that outcome.

I use acetone and drying spray from Beauty Secrets at Sally’s. After letting the color and top coat dry, I use the polish spray to set it in.

So that’s it! It may look tedious but worth the outcome for sure! I find the routine very relaxing to do.

Let me know if you have any tips or tricks 🙂




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