Tuesday, May 3, 2011

DOAB- Diva on a Budget: Manicure edition

Ever get really pissed off when your not able to make it to the nail shop, we all know things happen but to mess with our nail appointment is like a big NO NO. But what happens when something major comes out that soaks up some of that Manicure money. Well dont fret DIVA's we have a few different ideas that will get you thru to that next walk-in or appointment you have with your nail lady, Check em out HAWTies.....

To get that out of the Salon look you will need:

  • Cotton Balls

  • Paper Towels

  • Nail Polish Remover

  • Emery board

  • Cuticle Cutter

  • Cuticle Remover

  • Wooden manicure stick

  • Base Coat

  • Nail Polish

    • Step 1, Remove Old Nail Polish: Begin with clean, dry hands and be sure there is no dirt under your fingernails. Then, wet the cotton balls with nail polish remover and one at a time, press down firmly on the nail and then pull away so that you get most of the polish off in one fell swoop. Repeat until all of the nail polish is off.
    • Step 2, Trim and File: Next, cut your nails to the desired length, or, if they are short, you can simply file them to a uniform length and/or shape. Popular nail shapes include variations on rounded edges, long and short squares and pointy tips. For the final two steps, read more.
      • Step 3, Cuticle Maintenance: After your nails are shaped, take your oil or cream based cuticle remover and dab a generous amount over each cuticle. Then, soak your hands in warm soapy water for a few minutes. You can do this at the sink or with a bowl filled with mild soap. Remove your hands from the water, dry them and push your cuticles back with the wooden manicure stick. If they are red and swollen just leave them be. If they are healthy (pink) you can gently trim them with your cuticle cutter. Do not over-trim.
      • Step 4, Base Coat and Color: Apply a base coat to your nails and let it dry for about thirty seconds. This will act as an adhesive for the polish. Next, prepare to add color to your nails by shaking the nail polish bottle to mix the ingredients. Wipe the front and back of the brush off on the tip of the bottle so that you coat your nails evenly. Begin at the base of your nail and steadily bring the brush towards the tip. Wait a few minutes before applying a second coat. Wait another few minutes and apply a top coat for added shine and protection against chipping.

      One of FAV blogs calls this style the Diamond studded mani, that's right HAWTies you cant even tell that she is in need of a fill, First step is to paint your nails whatever color you like  & then get that glue & fill in the that space from your new growth with the Crystals & you have a new look to show off to everyone!!!

      Salon Effects

      Sally Hansen has came out with one of the best nail ideas ever, Salon Effects,they describe it as
       the best accessory. Sally makes it easy to get a salon effect anytime, any place. It wears like nail polish because it IS nail polish. No dry time, so you’re ready to go. These babies can be worn as a whole set or you mix it up & wear just one nail as a design.

      Lastly another nail craze is the Shatter Polish by O.P.I they have Black Shatter as well as Silver Shatter that once polished over anther color leaves this really cool design.

      Send us your best DYI manicure HAWTies Im sure they will melt the screen........

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