Whether going to a salon is not an option or you need a few minutes of self-care, now is the time to master an easy at-home manicure and enjoy the relaxing benefits of painting your own nails.
With the right tools and tips, creating a polished result is simple.
Use a gentle, wooden emery board to file nails into shape, only working in one direction and in long, sweeping curves from side to centre. Never file back and forth in a sawing motion as this will heat the nail, fray edges and encourage flaking. Try and not file deeply into the edges, as this will weaken the nail.
This is an important step to smooth out the nail surface and produce a high gloss finish. Nail polish holds better on a smooth surface and the buffing action activates blood circulation, stimulating growth and aiding in the penetration of treatment products. First use the grey buffer to soften ridges on the nail. Then stroke the pink buffer back and forth with long, firm movements to polish the nail.
Step 4 - Apply a base coat
Step 6 - Touch-up after the second coat
Finally, complete your manicure with a top coat that not only delivers a touch-dry finish but will also enhance nail colour by leaving a brilliant sheen. Apply every 2 to 3 days for super long hold and shine.
Nail trend tip
With the winter season upon us, rich, retro nail shades take centre stage and the new Retro Collection has something for everyone.
Soft, well hydrated hands complement a manicure, so don’t forget to nourish this area with a rich hand cream, especially during this time of increased exposure to soap, hand sanitiser and water
Nail care tip
If you suffer from a specific nail concern, you may need to integrate a treatment solution prior to Step 4 or the base coat application. For further information visit Mavacademy’s Nail Beauty Advice Centre to find the right Mavala Solution to your specific need.
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