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If makeup is indicative of a woman's beauty, so can a manicure. Having pretty hands emphasizes your attention to detail and the care you take for yourself. Displaying well-groomed nails is a sign of sophistication and elegance that does not go unnoticed in a woman. In addition, a successful manicure will not only bring more aesthetics, but will also be beneficial for the health of your nails. We explain to you how to succeed in your nail care like a pro.
It is impossible to achieve a beautiful manicure by applying varnish to a unhealthy nail . Before you start, make sure you have clean hands and fingernails. You just need to clean them with soap and water. Then rub them with a cotton ball soaked in solvent or alcohol to remove any residue that could affect the quality of the installation.
You have to take the time to push back the cuticles without cutting them. Indeed, they act as a protective barrier against bacteria, viruses and fungi present in the environment. Pushing back the cuticle will also allow you to apply your nail polish without hindrance and to have clean hands after the manicure.
Apply a drop of special cuticle oil around the edge of the nail to moisturize this part. After a few minutes, you can use a metal, plastic or wooden stick to push them away. If they are difficult to remove, feel free to loosen them up by putting your fingers in lukewarm water. Make sure your nails are free of any roughness. It is recommended to massage the cuticles once or twice a week with a plant product such as:
After this preparation, you have to file the nail to give it the desired shape.
When you want to have pretty hands and a successful manicure , the shape of the fingernail is paramount. Some women think that cutting the nail is enough to give it shape. But what they don't know is that it damages the nails. These end up splitting and considerably reduce the beauty of the hands.
The step of the nail file is carried out smoothly in one direction . We avoid at all costs the back and forth movement. Rather, movements parallel to the nails are made throughout the operation. Thus, the nails will be unbreakable, beautiful and free from irregularities. Whether you choose a square, round, rounded square, oval or pointed shape, don't forget to even out the surface with a polisher.
Before applying the varnish, the application of a hydrating or hardening base coat is necessary . This is a transparent layer that protects the nail and makes it more resistant. The base coat is also known to optimize the durability of your manicure.
Now choose the varnish of your choice and proceed to the application by placing a drop in the center before spreading delicately. Apply a first thin coat. If it's uneven, don't worry, it works as an undercoat like it does with paint. The second layer should be thicker. It allows to intensify the color of the varnish and to ensure a nice hold.
Do not hesitate to protrude slightly on the edges of the nail. The product will shrink and your nail will remain perfectly covered. This is a professional tip that increases the hold of nail polish.
It will take time for the product to be completely air dry. If you are in a hurry, a hair dryer or UV lamp will be very helpful. Even though the varnish appears dry on the surface, it is not dry if the texture still seems soft. After about fifteen minutes, run your hands in cold water to complete the drying.
Now it's time for top coat, a hardening film that dries very quickly and ensures the durability of your manicure. It offers a crisp, glossy finish. Once everything is dry, consider applying a moisturizer to nourish your skin. Those who wish to perform activities that are demanding on the hands will need to apply a coat of fixer every day or every other day. This will stabilize the color and prevent the product from flaking.
Why not pamper your hands by choosing branded nail polish ? You will thus be guaranteed to use a quality product that does not risk destroying your nails over time. On Je Sens le Bonheur, you will easily find L'Oréal, Maybelline or Essie brand tools at very good prices.
Chipped varnish happens frequently, but the error can be easily remedied. It is enough to take a little product to pass lightly on the nail. It can also happen that the nail breaks during the manicure. In this case, you can glue false nails to camouflage it .
In the event of a burr, you can use a correction marker to repair any defect very quickly.
Using a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover is also handy for cleaning up excess product. The most important thing is to react very quickly to fix the error before the varnish dries .
The French manicure is one of the very trendy professional techniques currently. On the one hand, it is possible to use white varnish to draw the edge of the nail. Those who could not apply it on a regular basis can use stickers to delimit the space that must accommodate the color.
We also fall for the semi-permanent varnish which has been essential in recent years. It is applied in the same way as a classic varnish, but offers the advantage of not flaking. It features an acrylic gel formula that can last up to two weeks. However, the semi-permanent product does not come off with nail polish remover. You will need to have specific curls for acrylic to get rid of it.
Having a manicure is a good idea to hide nail defects, but preventing these imperfections is even better. Using tobacco or using poor quality products can create yellow spots or white dots on your nails. You can then bet on commercially available or DIY products to whiten your nails. In the latter case, it is sufficient to rub your nails 3 times a week with a concentrated solution of vinegar, baking soda or lemon.
You now know the rules that every perfectly successful manicure obeys. Remember to accompany your nail care routine with products that thicken and strengthen the nails.