Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Perfect Manicure


Don't look at my dirty ring!
LOOK at those NAILS!!

I'm one of those people who's nails didn't used to look this nice, but now that's a thing of the past because I take care of my nails better! Of course I have a few select products that help me out quite a bit too!

The Perfect Manicure:

1. Remove all old nail polish from nails.
2. Put on cuticle cream. I use very little, just enough to moisturize my cuticles, not the whole finger.
3. File nails in a nice and flattering shape, not too pointy.
4. Buff edge of nails to take off the sharpness from the filing.
5. Wash hands with nail brush and dry with a towel.
5. Moisturize nails with a heavy hand cream.
6. Using rubbing alcohol on a cotton pad, rub lotion off nails well. Any leftover lotion will prevent polish from adhering.
7. Paint on my FAVORITE base/top coat, Hydration Therapy II.
8. Layer the base with two thin coats of your favorite polish.
9. Top again with Hydration Therapy II.
10. Place nails under dryer for at least 3 minutes...and then don't touch anything else still!

Repeat as soon as polish begins to chip.



12 comments:

Prep-E Girl said...

Nice! Wanna come do mine now?

-E

PS - the ring's not too bad either! :)

Millie said...

Realy nice! What is the color and brand of the polish?

Taryn said...

Wow- nice nails! And nice ring. It is beautiful.

(Thanks for visiting my blog- and following. I look forward to reading more from you! (I love the Easter cookies- you are talented!))

The Polka Dotted Owl said...

love that color!! ummm beautiful ring!! love it:)

Iva said...

woohoo! lovely! and no, that ring is totally NOT dirty!! :)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I'm next! Your nail look so pretty! Your ring is awesome!

Meg Young said...

Your nails look so pretty! It makes me want to get mine polished! I have worn a French Manicure forEVER!

Your ring is to die for...


Have a Blessed rest of the week!

Risa said...

The color is Dusk by Sally Hansen Color Quick. I love those nail polish wands...they're great!

Aliya said...

Ahhh I needed this!! I just learned how to paint my nails (crazy, i know)... your manicure is gorgeous and so is your ring! :)

Bobbi Jo said...

Your nails are beautiful and your hands are lovely. Thank you for all the info on this. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Ginger said...

Your nails look really nice. I've never seen the hydration therapy. I'll have to see if I can find some.
Your ring is beautiful and it doesn't look dirty, lol.

Melissa Miller said...

~Beautiful nails Risa! :)

How can not notice your ring?
My goodness it's stunning!