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Manicure And Pedicure

Saturday, August 18, 2007

I went for manicure and pedicure 2 days ago. It was actually my first ever manicure and pedicure at nail salon. Normally, I do my own manicure and pedicure at home. It took me 1 hour and a half to finish both manicure and pedicure. It's fun, really… The price is RM50 for both manicure and pedicure. For those, who haven't try out yet, please do so, experience it...

The first thing you need to do is to make sure you start off with clean nails. Clean nails will help the nail polish to bond better with the nail, and help ensure a lasting finish. If you have any nails that are obviously longer than all of the others, then I suggest you use a small pair of nail scissors, not clippers, to give them a trim before anything else is done.

Once the nails have all been evened out to about the same length with a pair of nail scissors, the nail filing begins. Begin filing gently with an emory board style nail file. Gently file the rough edges of the nails where you have just cut, angling it only slightly around the outer edges, for a somewhat squared look instead of completely rounded, which tends to look fake.

The next step is to use a rubber tipped cuticle stick, and gently shape and push back the cuticles. Some people, like me, barely have any cuticle at all, and can skip this step. Others may have thicker, more noticeable cuticles and they are the ones that need to focus on grooming and conditioning them more. One you've shaped and gently pushed back your cuticles, dab a drop of conditioning cuticle oil and rub in.

Use a piece of tissue and dust off any dust leftover from filing. You might want to wash your hands so that none of the nail dust or the cuticle conditioner interferes with the application or adherence of the nail polish. The next step is crucial to the longevity of your manicure and pedicure, since it forms a base which provides optimal adherence of your polish to your nail surface.

Lightly buff the surface of your nails with the correct side of a nail buffer just enough so that you do not see as much luster on the surface. Now, take your preferred sheer base coat polish and add a light layer of it on to the nail. Wait a full minute and half at least, and then you may begin to apply your solid nail color of choice.

This final step is also very important to the longevity of your manicure or pedicure, as it seals you polish in a hardened and protective armor which is very tough to chip. Using the top nail coat of your choice, add one to two layers of the top coat on and allow it to completely dry. And then - that's it, you're done!

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