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    After all these years, do you really know how to do your nai...

    31 May 2017 by - MelodySusie

    Most of us do our nails, some of us might have been doing them for years, but do you really know the right way to brush on those beautiful colors? Today MelodySusie will show you step-by-step, how to do a great manicure.

    Step 1. Polishing the nail surface.
     
    Use the rough side of the nail file and start on one side of the nail. Then to the front. Then to the other side.
     
     
    Then repeat the same process using the smooth side of the file. This will smooth out the nail surface further for good nail polish application.
     
    Step 2. Clean up the surface.
     
    Brush off the residue from filing. Brush off the residue from filing. Wipe the nail using 75% alcohol to deep clean the sides.
     
     
    Wipe the nail using 75% alcohol to deep clean the sides.
     
     
    Step 3. Brush on base coat.
     
    Start on one edge of the nail, and brush the base coat on the upper side. Base coat is for better application of the color gel.
     
     
    Then fill in the center. If it gets on the skin, use cotton swab to wipe off. Cure under nail lamp until it is completely dried.
     
    Step 4. Brush on color gel polish. 
     
    Also start on one edge of the nail, and brush on the upper side. Fill in the center by brushing from the back to the front, evenly. Brush evenly on the middle part of the nail. Fill in the center by brushing from the back to the front, evenly. Brush evenly on the middle part of the nail.
     
    Then brush from the back to front on the 2 sides of the nail. If it gets on the skin,  use cotton swab to wipe off.
     
     
    Cure under nail lamps until it’s completely dried. Then repeat Step 4 and apply a second color layer for a better shine.
     
    Step 5. Apply top coat. 
     
    Brush on a layer of top coat using the same method described above. Top coat will help the color to shine better and also protect the gel for a long lasting stay. Cure under nail lamp until it is completely dried.
     
    Wipe off the residue with alcohol.
     
    A few good tips:
    -          Soak your fingers in warm soapy water for better cleaning of your nails
    -          Apply lotion after your clean your hands
    -          Use 1-Step gel to skip the top coat and base coat step
    -          Use automatic nail drill to do a professional nail polishing

    Try Automatic Nail Drill with 6 drill bits for $16.99.
     
    Hope the steps above help you to improve your manicure skills a bit, although practice makes perfect as always.
     
    Good luck, gals!
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    cherrie

    wow, this is the most thorough and detailed tutorial ever! it's the first time I realized that I have been doing my nails not in the right way. Now i learned~~ Thank you for the thoughtful post!