How to Give Yourself a Professional Manicure at Home




Introduction: How to Give Yourself a Professional Manicure at Home

About: Hi! I am Elisse - a pharmacy student, coffee addict,food lover, amateur photographer and an avid crafter. I love art, jewelry,macrame, embroidery but also science, chemistry and drug structures! My Instructabl…

自我保健被定义为采取行动保护或改善自己的健康的做法。我认为每个人都认为自我保健不同。有些可能从星巴克喝咖啡,给别人喝咖啡 - 享受享受洁净的澡或读书。

To me self-care is taking the time to take care of my physical and mental well being.I love going on walks,meditating and of course - doing my nails.You could just go to a salon,too but to me there is something extra special in the time I take to do my own nails.That time is me time.I put some nice music on,relax and let myself be artistic.No worries if you don't have the patience to draw on your nails though - this Instructable can be customised to your own liking.Whether it's just plain nails or funky drawings,I will teach you how you can achieve a professional looking manicure at home.

You will need:

A UV lamp

A base and a top coat

Gel nail polish

Cuticle remover

Orange stick


Block nail file

Dotting tool

Nail art tape (optional)

A hand cream


Step 1: Prep Your Nails


用一些温暖的水和肥皂洗手来开始。不太花幻想 - 你只想确保你的手很干净。

After I wash my hands I like to start by filing my nails.I use a crystal nail file and I would recommend you to use one as well.I have found that metal files can be way too harsh on my nails and paper files,well they just aren't as good as a crystal one.If you,like me are intending to exclusively do your nails at home I suggest you invest in your tools.Quality tools equal quality manicure.The shape of your nails is up to you.Personally I like mine to be oval or round.

The next step is to again,wash your hands - just to rinse off the nail dust.

从那以后,我使用我的铜ticle gel to remove my cuticles.I never cut them.I use the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover.I apply the gel and leave it on for a minute and then use an orange stick to gently push back and remove the excess cuticles.I use a napkin to clean up my hands afterwards.

Last but not least - I use a block file to gently file my nail beds.This step is optional - you can skip it if you want.

And now your canvas is ready!



I use my UV lamp to cure the nail polishes - 90 seconds for each layer.


You can stop here,apply your top coat and create a minimal manicure.You could however take a little more time to create an accent nail.

Step 3: Accent Nails

Accent nails are exactly what they sound like - they are the accent of a manicure.


To start I used a scrap piece of paper to put a little bit of the nail polish in order to make the application easier.

For my manicure I used a slightly darker nude nail polish to draw a diagonal line with a dotting tool.I dipped the dotting tool to the little bit of nail polish I put on the paper and began drawing.You can also use a nail polish tape to make it easier for you.After that I filled underneath the diagonal lines.I applied this nail polish color twice,too.

And as a final touch I created two black lines,again with my dotting tool - one vertical and the other one horizontal.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

I finished the manicure off by applying a top coat and putting come hand cream - my favorite one is Lush Lemony Flutter.

And with this last step your at home professional looking manicure is complete!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my Instructable.If you decide to recreate it I would be happy to see it - so don't forget to share it!


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    2 months ago

    One F two S's, sorry


    Reply 2 months ago

    Omg I didn't even realize that!
    It shall be fixed immediately.I'm not a native English speaker and sometimes I forget how to write even the simplest words.
    Thank you for your remark. :)


    2 months ago



    Reply 2 months ago

    Thank you so much! Trust me,with enough time and practice you will!


    2 months ago

    That's a gorgeous color combination :D


    Reply 2 months ago