I am not a girl that deprives herself of pampering pedicures once a month however I like to change my polish often so I have perfected the basic 'at home manicure'. Follow these steps to get your tips ready for your next favorite lacquer:
1. A few drops of the AMAZING Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Remover is incredibly effective at eating away what's grown since your last mani allowing you to remove very little with your cutters. 2. Recently I replaced my faithful orange wood stick with a metal Sally Hansen pusher! Quickly pushes cuticles back into the perfect shape in seconds. 3. Snip away any lifted cuticles with my Tweezerman Cuticle Nippers. My pair is over 10yrs old & still hasn't required sharpening. 4. Follow steps 1-3 listed on your handy dandy buffing block. 5. Create your perfect shape with a perfectly gentle Deborah Lippmann file. 6. Lastly give your hands the nourishment & sun protection they deserve with Deborah Lippmann Rich Girl SPF25. Remember ladies, we show our age in our hands so NEVER skip this step but if you're going to finish with a polish, wait to apply until nails are dry... Lotion residue on the nail causes polish not to adhere, chipping almost immediately.
* If you accidentally get a little lotion on your nail beds then use a nail cleanser like Deborah Lippmann 2 Second Cleanser or the similar product made by Sephora X.