Everything You Need for a Perfect Minimalist Manicure at Home
Skip the salon and do your own nails with these affordable products.
Heading to the salon to get a manicure used to not be a big deal. (Of course, the experience can definitely be a treat or something you do for a special occasion.) But now that we're experiencing a pandemic, and trying to stay home unless it's absolutely necessary, going to get our nails done isn't at the top of our to-do list. But just because you're not regularly seeing your technician doesn't mean you can't have nice nails. With the right products and practice, you can learn how to do your nails just how you want them. (In fact, you might like your handy work so much, you might just skip the salon forever and always go the DIY route.) Here are the four items you'll need to give yourself a beautiful manicure at home.
Tinted Base Coat
A base coat adds shine to bare nails but doesn't hide stains. Plus, the violet tint counteracts yellow tones. With biotin, green tea, sunflower seed oil, and vitamin E, you can apply this as a neutralizing base coat or wear alone for a perfected natural look.
Buy It: Deborah Lippmann Genie In A Bottle Nail Tone Perfector ($20, Sephora)
Nail & Cuticle Care
This three-step treatment kit, developed by a dermatologist, is like a facial for your nails. It exfoliates and hydrates them, so they feel soft, smooth, and healthy. The longer you use it, the stronger your nails will be.
Dry hands can lead to hangnails, so I love how this hydrating spray moisturizes without feeling greasy. The formula of moisture imparting hyaluronic acid and powerful antioxidants improves the look of hands, feet, and body.