How to achieve a salon perfect manicure at home

No time for the nail bar this week? Not to worry it happens to us all, which is why it’s always handy to know how to achieve a salon perfect manicure from the comfort of your own home.

It’s all about the base. The key to achieving a great at home mani is all about prepping the base. Ensure your nail is clean, buffed and shaped.

Start with a thin base. A downfall to many hoping to achieve a luscious colour that lasts one whole week is not applying a base coat. Not only does a base coat protect the nail bed but it also prevents it from becoming stained.

Pick your colour. I’ve got a soft spot for pink hues, but as the weather has changed, switch your summer loved hues to something berry toned, or something a bit more autumnal. Once you’ve got your lacquer of choice, apply a two coats evenly in three strokes on each nail.

Finish with a top coat. Many believe that following these golden rules, but skipping on a top coat will still allow your manicure to last – it won’t. Once your nail lacquer has dried finish with thin layer of top coat to seal the deal of a high shine manicure!

Patience is a virtue. If you don’t have time to sit around and wait for your at-home manicure to dry, try a quick dry oil that you can finish your manicure with, while also nourishing your cutciles. However, we do advise painting your nails is the last thing you do in a day, so they dont smudge or smear.

Mavala’s our favourite. At TJC we have been loving Mavala’s colour options and one person who absolutely love’s it, is our presenter; Andrea! Here’s what she had to say:

“I love the mavala nails polishes. I have used so many different types of polish and none of them come close, they dry almost instantly and we have such a fantastic range and there’s always a different colour to suit my mood.”

So, if you’re wanting to achieve the perfect manicure at home, follow these rules and pick Mavala as your go-to polish of choice! 


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