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How To Do The Perfect Manicure At Home

How To Do The Perfect Manicure At Home
If you want to save time and money on manicures, you’ll need our essential steps for a DIY manicure at home—for a fraction of the cost!

Step 1: Remove current nail polish

Soaking the pads with acetone remover, wrap up your nails with the soaked pads, and using the clips to infibulate your wrapped nails.

MelodySusie Remover Clips Set  $8.49

Step 2: Clip And File Your Nails

Clip nails first, if necessary. Then file (in one direction) to get your tips square, round or somewhere in between.

Scarlet Electric Nail Drill   $49.99 $59.99  


Step 3: Buff Your Nails

Using the roughest side of the buffer, buff your nails gently, moving the buffer from side-to-side.

Professional Black Nail Files  $7.99


Step 4: Clean And Soak Your Nails

Wash your hands to remove the chemicals from the nail polish remover. 

Step 5: Push Back Your Cuticles

Use a cuticle pusher to shape your cuticles.

Cuticle Pusher Gel Polish Remover  $6.99

Step 6: Moisturize

Pamper your palms with buttery hand lotion or cream. Then use a clean cloth and a bit of rubbing alcohol or polish remover to remove the oils from your nails so the polish will adhere to the nail. 


Step 7: Apply the gel polish to your nail

You only need to apply one coat for one-step gel. Choose your favorite color, maybe do a little design.

Sweet Reverie 1-Step Gel Collection   $19.99 $23.99

Step 8: Curing your nails with a nail lamp

If you have ever gone into a nail salon, then you have likely noticed the nail lamps that every nail technician uses to curate nails. You might be wondering if the nail pros use them, then shouldn’t you? Well, the answer is, not quite. You do not need a nail lamp for regular nail polish application. However, when you use gel nail polish or an at home UV nail polish set, then you will certainly need a nail lamp. Unlike regular nail polish, gel nails will not dry properly or stay on if you do not curate them with an LED lamp for nails.

Pro45W Rechargeable Nail Lamp  $93.49 $109.99

For more about MelodySusie nail and beauty products, please visit us at www.melodysusie.com.

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1 comment

Jayne Stephens

Jayne Stephens

i bought the EOS 9 led lamp .. when i plug it in and hit a timer, the numbers rotate from 82, 52, L2 and more. Doesn’t just count down and doesnt’ cure the nail.

so frustrating.. it has never worked

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