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Given how much manicures cost at nail salons, I only go if I’m able to get special discounts and even then it’s few and far between. For others without deep pockets, I thought I’d share my own step by step take on the home manicure.

Step 1: File your nails (I love nails that are slightly longer than the fingertips and filed square.)

Step 2: Soak your nails in a bowl of warm, soapy water for 10 minutes

Step 3: Apply cuticle oil to your cuticles and push them back with an orange stick (this really makes a difference to the end result of the manicure)

Step 4: Buff your nails (this helps the polish apply smoother)

Step 5: Polish your nails (base coat, nail colour, top coat)

Step 6: Admire your polished nails!

*Tip: I always find painting my nails to be really relaxing and fun, so I love playing my favourite tunes in the background while I give myself a manicure.:)