Amazing Manicures At Home

When it comes to manicures at home, we could all use a helping hand. These step-by-step photo guides will help you become a manicure master. With a few simple tricks and tools, perfect nails at home are just within reach. If you’ve struggled with do-it-yourself manicures in the past, and looking to save money by doing your nails at home then this will clear up a lot of misconceptions about proper nail care. Invite a few friends over and create your own spa day!

1. Invest in the proper tools.
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via Nail Art For Beginners

2. Decide what kind of nail shape you want, and what would work best for your lifestyle.
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via Eye Heart Polish

3. Remove any existing polish. You can use lemon juice, vinegar, or rubbing alcohol as natural (and affordable!) nail polish remover.
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via Budget Savvy Diva

4. Create this easy nail polish remover jar with a sponge and the nail polish remover of your choice.
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5. Or, if you have stubborn gel polish follow these steps to remove it. Soak gauze in acetone and then wrap the gauze and tin-foil around each nail. After 5-7 minutes, the gel polish should come off easily.
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via At Home in the Northwest

6. Before applying polish, use vaseline around the edge of your nails to easily clean-up the edges later. Be careful to not get vaseline on the actual nail or else the polish won’t stick.
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via Tips For Her

7. Learn how to properly apply polish.
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via Lacquerized

8. The basic manicure.
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9. It’s important to take care of your nails
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via Visual.ly / MC Spa Orlando

10. Get scalloped or cloud nails in 3 easy steps.
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via Nail Side

11. Use a sponge for an ombre manicure.
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via Makeup.com

12. Cornstarch creates the perfect matte finish.
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13. Use tape to create geometric patterns like these two toned nails with glossy and matte polish.
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via Gleam It Up

14. Thin tape can be used for more intricate patterns.
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via Instagram / @vanessa_carinaa

15. Tape is also great for a traditional French mani.
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via Forever 21

16. Or use reinforcement stickers to guide you. Change up your French manicure with neon polish.
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via Happy House and Home

17. Mix different amounts of white nail polish with your favorite shade for a fade effect.
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via Creating Laura

18. A fan brush creates layered stripes.
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via Beautylish

19. Sharpies are perfect for lettering or small designs.
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via Lyndar The Merciless

20. Use a metallic Sharpie on black or white polish.
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The Beauty Department

21. If you aren’t comfortable drawing a design freehand, use metallic leaf for designs.
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via The Beauty Department

22. Bobby pins make perfect polka dots.
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via Doodlebug

23. Keep your cuticles healthy with this DIY cuticle oil.
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via Julep

Courtesy: AuntyAcid

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