Following are the 4 steps to home manicure:
- Warm some olive oil and massage it into your cuticles. Soak for five minutes in warm water, then remove your hands and dry. Using an orange stick, push back the cuticles. If there is any excess skin, remove it using cuticle nippers.
- Cut your nails with nail clippers so they are all the same length. Then file into the desired shape using the file in one direction only, so as not to cause friction and damage the nail.
- Buff each nail individually. Then massage a rich moisturizer into your hands, first using long sweeping movements, then small rotational movements.
- Apply a good base coat to protect your nails from staining. Let it dry fully before applying nail polish.