Monday, January 7, 2013

Cute Manicure and Very Happy Hands

Migi Nail Art and Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
This is a simple manicure that can be really cute for Christmas or just for matching clothing in a cute style. The best news is you can get this manicure at home minus the expensive appointment! I used the primary red and white from my Migi NailArt kit to design this look. These pens are a bit of an expensive investment initially at around 25 bucks but come with lifetime replacements for $2.95 so I really can't complain.  

Before you begin painting use a cuticle oil to soften the cuticle so it can be pushed back easily and without causing pain. I used some that I purchased at Sally's Beauty.  Use a cuticle pusher to push the cuticle back and then if you have the cuticle trimmers trim any excess cuticle from the nail so that the nail is clear of any excess. Once the cuticles are trimmed paint the entire nail with the red polish. Allow the nails to dry completely. Once dry use the white to draw angled lines. I like the look of the slanted lines better than those that are horizontal. Allow the lines to dry completely before topping with a clear top coat. The topcoat will make the color glisten and help preserve it as well. Once everything is dried dab a small dab of Neutrogena Norwegian Hand Cream onto your hands and massage the cream into the hands and cuticles. Take care with each finger and hand to ensure that each one is allowed to absorb the moisturizing formula. Your hands and nails will look and feel exceptional and it can all be done at home, on your own time, and at your convenience.

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