Achieving a stunning DIY manicure at home is a delightful and relaxing experience. Adding the soothing aroma of lavender enhances the pampering effect while providing calming and moisturizing benefits for your hands and nails. In this step-by-step tutorial, we will guide you through the process of creating a lavender-infused manicure that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
Materials You’ll Need for a DIY Manicure
- Nail polish remover
- Cotton balls
- Nail clippers
- Nail file
- Cuticle pusher
- Warm water
- Goat’s Milk Bath
- Coffee scrub or Salt scrub
- Lavender hand & body lotion
- Base coat, polish, and top coat
- Cotton swabs
Ten Steps for a Beautiful DIY Manicure
Step 1: Remove Old Nail Polish
Start by using nail polish remover and cotton balls to remove any existing nail polish. This ensures a clean canvas for your new manicure.
Step 2: Trim and Shape
Clip your nails to your desired length and use a nail file to shape them. Opt for a square or rounded shape that suits your style.
Step 3: Soak Your Hands
Fill a bowl with warm water and add a few drops of Belvedere Lavender Goat’s Milk Bath. Soak your hands for 5-10 minutes to soften your nails and cuticles.
Step 4: Push Back Cuticles
Gently push back your cuticles using a cuticle pusher. This step creates a neat and polished look for your manicure.
Step 5: Exfoliate with Lavender Scrub of Choice
Apply the either the lavender Salt Body Scrub or Coffee Body Scrub to your hands, focusing on your palms, fingers, and the back of your hands. Massage gently in circular motions to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. Rinse your hands thoroughly.
Step 6: Dry Your Hands
Pat your hands dry with a towel, ensuring they are completely dry before proceeding to the next step.
Step 7: Apply Lavender Hand and Body Lotion
Generously apply the Lavender Hand & Body Lotion to your hands, focusing on massaging it into your cuticles and the skin around your nails. This step adds moisture and leaves your hands feeling soft.
Step 8: Prep Nails for Polish
Use a cotton ball dipped in nail polish remover to swipe each nail and remove any residue from the lotion. This ensures a clean nail surface ready for polish.
Step 9: Apply Base Coat, Polish, and Top Coat
Apply a thin layer of base coat to each nail. This not only protects your nails but also provides a smooth surface for the polish to adhere to. Then apply polish in thin, even coats. Once your colored polish is dry, apply a clear top coat to seal and protect your manicure. This step adds shine and increases the longevity of your nail color. To clean up skin around nails, dip a Q-tip in nail polish remover and use it to clean up any polish that may have strayed onto your skin during the application process.
Step 10: Relax and Enjoy
Take a moment to relax and enjoy your beautifully manicured, lavender-scented hands. The calming aroma of lavender combined with the freshness of your manicure is the perfect way to indulge in self-care at home.
Now you have achieved a lovely DIY lavender manicure, and your hands feel soft and refreshed. This cost-effective, at-home spa experience not only enhances the beauty of your nails but also promotes self-care.