The At-Home Manicure Set
Our home manicure set is designed to transform dehydrated hands that are suffering from over-washing and in need of some serious care and attention.
- Includes the Crystal Nail File, Super Shiner Buffer, Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Serum, Intensive Hydrating Hand Lotion, Conditioning Base Coat
- Easy to follow step-by-step guide to help achieve strong natural nails and healthy, groomed-looking hands from the comfort of your own home.
Our home manicure set is designed to transform dehydrated hands that are suffering from over-washing and in need of some serious care and attention. For those who are addicted to gel nails, now is the perfect opportunity to wean yourself off and get your nails into better condition. Follow our step-by-step guide to achieve strong natural nails and healthy, groomed-looking hands from the comfort of your own home.
Step 1 Crystal Nail File
Let’s start with shaping the nails. Use the Crystal Nail File running back in forth in both directions to achieve your desired nail shape. Not sure which shape suits you best? Try to follow the shape of your nail bed and cuticles for a neat and flattering finish. Reduce the free edge and make sure the nails aren’t too long, as it makes it far easier to keep them clean. The crystal nail file is much more hygienic to use than an emery board as it doesn’t tear the nail, but seals the tip and promotes healthy growth. Once you’re done, simply wash the file with soapy water and watch it spring back into life. Tip: You can also spray the crystal file with your hand sanitiser to give it an extra clean.
Step 2 Super Shiner Buffer
Once you’re happy with the length and shape, it’s time to get great healthy looking nails by lightly using the Super Shiner Buffer. Start with the coloured side which is great for removing any light ridging and discolouration of the nail, and run this across the nail back and forth, then turn the buffer over and use the white side in the same way. This will leave shiny, ridge-free, groomed and healthy looking nails. Tip: However much you love the shine, make sure you don’t over-do this as you don’t want to thin your nail; a couple of strokes is all that is required. The quicker the rotation of these strokes the better the shine.
Step 3 Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Serum
Perfect for nourishing the cuticles and strengthening the nails, the serum helps to combat damage caused to the nail area by over washing. It’s a great treatment to build healthy, strong hydrated nails. Be sure to add this into your daily routine, used regularly through the day it will completely transform your nails – within 2-3 days the difference will be immense. Apply a thin layer of the nail serum to cover the fingernail and cuticle area on each finger and massage in. The pin point dispenser ensures exact precision; giving an even application every time with no wastage. Keep it handy!
Step 4 Intensive Hydrating Hand Lotion
Use a hand lotion which has anti-ageing properties – it’s not only so much more enjoyable but it will also make a huge difference to the skin on your hands, and there is none better than the Margaret Dabbs London Intensive Hydrating Hand lotion. The combination of Hempseed, Seaweed and Kelp extracts make it a saviour for chapped, uncomfortable skin prone to redness and irritation, whilst the Geranium and Mandarin scent leaves your hands smelling heavenly long after application. Apply a small amount of lotion on to the back of one of your hands and use the back of both of your hands to smooth and blend the lotion. Massage in to the rest of your hands in circular motions, not forgetting the skin in-between your fingers and your knuckles. Tip: Apply it to damp skin as it absorbs even better!
Step 5 Finishing Touches
If you follow these steps you may want to skip the nail polish altogether as your hands and nails will look naturally glowing and healthy, but for some extra protection, apply a layer of the Conditioning Base Coat to nourish, promote nail growth and add shine. If you’re keen to add some colour, try our treatment enriched nail polishes which contain Vitamin E and Wild Rose Extract and come in over 70 beautiful shades.
Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Serum: Aqua/Water/Eau, Dromiceius (Emu) Oil, Paraffinum Liquidum, Stearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cetrimonium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin.
Intensive Hydrating Hand Lotion: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dromiceius (Emu) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Steareth-21, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (Fragrance), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Steareth-2, Carbomer, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Laminaria Ochroleuca (Kelp) Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Alaria Esculenta (Badderlocks) Extract, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Extract, Nymphaea Alba Root (White Water Lily) Extract, Rosa Spinosissima (Rose) Fruit Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Root Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool, Citral
Conditioning Base Coat: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Silica, Bis-Hema Poly(1,4-Butanediol)-9/Ipdi Copolymer, N-Butyl Alcohol, Cellulose, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Violet 2 (Ci 60725)
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