DIY Tips for a great manicure at home!!

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I have’t gotten my nails done in years…years! I usually do my nails at home, here are a few great tips for an at home manicure from Celebrity Manicurist, Beth Fricke.

What tips do you recommend to ensure a perfect manicure at home?

File the nails the same shape. Clean out under the nails to make sure there are no rough edges or corners. Gently buff over the top of the nail and cuticle with a soft (220 grit or higher) buffer and then brush them with a wet nail brush.

Before you polish, wipe the nail with some polish remover to remove any oils. Make sure you hit the outer edge of the nail with polish and with the top coat to seal it in.

How can you extend the life of a manicure?

The best, easiest way is to put an additional coat of topcoat on and then apply oil to the cuticles.

What nail colors are complimentary on all skin tones?

There are some sheers and slightly darker reds that seem to work pretty universally.

Beth has done covers for such prestigious magazines as Elle, Deutsch Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Nylon, Redbook, Angeleno and Black Book. She has developed an impressive celebrity roster including Drew Barrymore, Sheryl Crow, Heidi Klum, Mariska Hargitay, Miranda Kerr, Christina Ricci, Mariah Carey and Lindsay Lohan. Fricke is currently serving as an O∙P∙I Celebrity Manicurist. Additionally, she has contributed to various publications on emerging trends and nail care including Glamour, 944, US Weekly and Genlux. We went behind the scenes with this expert for her insights on choosing the right shade, nail care and manicures

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