Sunday, 7 August 2016

The Sunday Post || Manicure Routine

The Sunday Post, Manicure Routine, Nails, Essie, Rimmel

I think Sunday is the perfect day for a bit of pampering. I like to relax as much as possible on a Sunday, to prepare myself for the week ahead and one of things I sometimes do as part of my pamper routine is to have an at-home manicure. So as it is Sunday today, I thought I would share with you my typical manicure routine when I want a proper pamper instead of just slapping on a couple of coats of polish and running out of the door.

If I am going to do a proper manicure routine I always like to make sure that I prep my nails and so that the finished look is as good as it can be. Firstly, after removing any left over nail polish, I like to trim and file my nails so that they are the length and shape that I want them to be. I will then gently push back my cuticles and then I am ready to go onto applying a base coat. I love the Essie Grow Stronger Base Coat but to be honest I am not picky at all when it comes to base coats, so any one will do. 
The Sunday Post, Manicure Routine, Nails, Essie, Rimmel
The next step is to add the nail polish that you want to apply. Two of my favourites at the moment are the Rimmel Kate Moss Nude Collection in Soul Session and Bikini So Teeny by Essie. Typically I apply two coats of these, although sometimes the Rimmel one needs 3 coats as it is a paler colour.
The Sunday Post, Manicure Routine, Nails, Essie, Rimmel
I always apply a top coat over the top of nail polishes to help make it last longer and also to add a little extra shine to the nails. The one I use is another Essie product, the Essie Good to Go Top CoatI then apply some cuticle cream. Nothing fancy here, just the Boots Expert Cuticle and Nail Moisturiser. I then apply some hand cream, my favourite being the L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream and then I am done.

I hope you have a fabulous Sunday, I'm off now to do my nails!


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