The sun is shining, and spring has finally arrived! It’s time to get your nails looking fresh and fabulous before you hit the holiday season. With cherry reds and sunny yellows there is definitely a bright summer look to suit everyone. We know as a mummy you are pushed for time and struggle to squeeze in your mani’s and pedi’s but don’t despair. Do it at home instead! We’ll tell you how to get fabulous polish perfect nails in 6 easy steps!
1. BACK TO BASE
Never, ever, ever forget your base coat! This is the key to getting and keeping a great manicure. It will protect your nail bed and will minimise your paint chipping and fading.
2. ALWAYS FILE, FILE, FILE…
Don’t be scared to file. We tend to tread too carefully when it comes to filing our own nails, worrying we will make them too short or we might file in the wrong direction. So, file away and simply stop when you get the shape you want.
3. FRESH IS BEST BABY
Have you just found that bottle of your favourite nail polish that went missing 2 years? Well, although it is tempting to use, make sure you throw it and apply with a fresh bottle instead for a professional look. With age, your old bottle of nail polish will become thick, gluggy and lacklustre. This makes the job harder for you as it’s an uneven consistency and as your polish is thicker it will be a real struggle to apply in straight lines.
4. BACK-IT-UP WITH BABY COTTON BUDS
Dig in to bubs supply of Johnson’s Baby Cotton Buds. They are the perfect shape for dipping in the remover to wipe away the excess polish that may have gotten on the skin. This is the trick to getting the nail salon finish.
5. DOUBLE OR NOTHING
To make your manicure last longer add a base and then a second coat. This is a simple way to prolong your treatment and protect your nails.
6. CARE FOR THOSE CUTICLES
Grab some Burt’s Bees Cuticle Cream, a pair of white cotton gloves and your favourite hand cream. For the world’s softest hands, apply the cuticle cream, moisturise and leave your gloves on overnight. The result: gorgeous silky soft skin.
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