Life isn't perfect but our nails can be. Running around with boring nails is indeed a sin in 2020! When your nails are well-groomed and look chic, you might tend to feel extremely put-together as opposed to when they have chipped polish on them and look extremely scraggy. While most believe that the perfect manicure can be only achieved at the salon or nail bars, many believe that healthy, clean and chic nails can also be achieved at home. Here's how: Cleanse
While it is advised to constantly wash hands to keep them free from germs and bacteria, this tends to strip the hands and nails of moisture. Instead, it is more advisable to use mild soap and use rubber gloves as and when it is needed. Clip and buff
It is also important, that before applying the base coat, to clip the cuticles and sand down the jagged edges. Also, nails are the only thing you can get in your desired shape without any exercise, so don't sleep on that fact! Then buff those babies up until they glow. Basecoat
A base coat is one of the most important steps, which is usually skipped out at home. When painting with the base coat, be sure to press down the brush and fan it all over the nail to cover the entire nail with the base coat in three strokes. Paint
Once the base coat has dried up, paint the nails with the same method – using three strokes to cover up the entire nail. Clean up the edges by dipping a Q-tip in some remover and clearing out the edges. Finish this up with a top coat to ensure the enamel doesn't budge and lasts longer. Aftercare:
For a more elegant look, be sure to pick out a more neutral or pastel tone and clean up around the nail well. To ensure the paint doesn't chip when cleaning, ensure you use gloves to protect your nails. Your nails tend to dry out while you constantly wash your hands, so while moisturizing your hands, do so for your nails as well.