September 17, 2012
Want pretty, perfect nails, but don't want to shell out more than $20 at the salon? Don't tell your manicurist we said so, but you don't need a professional to get gorgeous hands and fingernails. In fact, with the right beauty products, you can enjoy a manicure every bit as good as the one you'd find at a high-end shop right in the comfort of your own living room.
The first thing you'll need for your at-home manicure is a good hand scrub and moisturizing hand lotion. CND Citrus Moisture Scrub is an easy way to slough off dead skin and reveal glowing, soft, and ultra-touchable hands. Follow up your scrub with a generous dab of moisturizer, and you're ready to go!
The next step is the most fun - the nail polish! Before you pick out your colors, consider the season. Rich, deep hues like red, orange, brown and navy are all the rage for fall, but that doesn't mean you can't go with neon green or pink if you want to. Nail polish is one of the easiest ways to express yourself and add some fun to your life, even if you work in a business-formal environment.
Finally, after you've applied your polish, get that salon look by finishing your manicure off with a clear top coat. A few swipes will seal your color and prevent chipping and fading.