Manicure Tips – What are the tools needed to do Manicures?

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Do you want to have beautiful and well-kept nails, but not all of the hassles that comes with paying for a manicure and taking the time out of your week to go to the salon? You have the ability to do high quality manicures on your own, but if you want a great manicure, then you’re going to need to have the right tools on hand. It’s not required that you spend a lot of money on the tools, but you should invest in quality tools – not cheap throwaways – if you want quality that will last you a long time and prevent infection. Here are some of the tools you need to give yourself a manicure.

 

A nail file is one of the most obvious and basic manicure tools that you need, but it’s actually one of the most important, to ensure an excellent manicure. A nail file is used once you’ve clipped your nails, to help shape them into the shape that you desire. There are many shapes you can file your nails into, but two of the most popular are rounded and square. This is one tool where you don’t need to spend too much money, but you can get a higher quality nail file for a really reasonable price.

 

The next tool you’ll need for your manicures is a nail clipper. While you could use a nail file to trim down the length of your nails, it’s generally inefficient, and it’s much easier to get a clean line and length with a nail clipper. One of the best things about a nail clipper is that you can’t really go wrong, meaning you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a decent nail clipper. While you could buy a fancier nail clipper with attachments, it’s really not necessary.

 

Aside from a nail file, getting a nail buffer is another good tool to have on hand for a manicure at home. Buffers generally come with three sides, ranging from coarse to fine, that can be used to buff your nails and remove any ridges or imperfections that would show up in your manicure. It also adds shine to your nail. Also, a tool that needs to be in your manicure arsenal is a cuticle clipper. While you need to be careful when using them to cut your cuticles, they are useful when dealing with your cuticles and even those pesky hangnails.

 

Lastly, you should have a cuticle treatment for your manicure time. One of the best products for this is cuticle softening pens, that have oils that are meant to moisturize cuticles, that you can apply easily with the pen. They’re easily purchased a drug store, and make a huge difference in the look of your nails.

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