How to Give Yourself a Manicure

Your hands and nails are important part of your personality. They require proper time, attention and care. Manicure at least twice in a month. It is always better to manicure your nails before apply nail art or nail decals etc as manicure gives your hands a neat and clean look. However, if you have a limited budget in today’s world with economic crisis and you cannot afford a nail salon services, then do not worry at all. You can pamper your nails and hands at home within a limited budget. All the items of nail manicure are easily available in the market. Go through this article to get an idea how to give yourself a manicure.

Things Required:

Manicure Kits
Cotton Swabs / Cotton pads
Hand and Body Lotion
Nail Clippers
Cuticle Creams
Nail Buffers
Nail Cleaners
Nail Files
Nail Polish Remover
Nail Strengthening Polish
Nail Brushes
Nail Polishes
Paper towel
Warm water


  • 1

    Remove any old nail polish if any.

  • 2

    Pick up a medium bowl and fill it with warm water. Now soak you hand in the warm water for approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

  • 3

    Take out your hands from the warm water and dry them thoroughly.

  • 4

    Now, file your nails gently as they are soft after soaking them in the warm water. Make sure to file them in one direction, avoiding a seesaw motion.

  • 5

    Push back your cuticles with great care.

  • 6

    Apply a fine quality moisturizer to your hands and massage them very gently.

  • 7

    Now, apply a base coat to your nails and wait for few minutes until your base coat dries well.

  • 8

    Apply any of your favourite nail polish. Use a good quality nail polish if you want a long-lasting result.

  • 9

    Dip a cotton pad in a nail polish remover and remove the stray marks if any.

  • 10

    Apply second coat of the same nail polish for a deeper colour.

  • 11

    Topcoat your nails with clear polish and enjoy.

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