There's nothing like the clean-cut look of well manicured cuticles and freshly polished, shapely nails. But salon manicures are expensive and can cut a large chunk out of your day. Don't sweat it. You can watch my video and follow along with the tips below to get that pretty salon mani at home.
Apply a base coat to your natural nails to protect them from yellowing and help the nail polish stay on longer.
Apply a thin, nearly sheer coat of the color polish to the nails evenly. For less mistakes, start in the middle and pivot your nails to get the sides.
Apply a second, thin layer of polish. Doing two thin layers instead of one thick one will cut down on drying time and prevent your manicure from looking uneven.
If you got any polish on your cuticles, quickly wipe them off with a wood stick. Then, apply a layer of fast-drying top coat to all your nails after letting them dry for a few minutes.
Pro tip: Refresh your nails by adding another layer of topcoat every few days for long lasting wear.