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Tools and tips for a perfect at-home manicure

Save yourself a salon trip and get professional-looking digits at home.
Tools and tips for a perfect at-home manicure

File fabulous

Emery Buffer Tool, $4, Quo

Tools and tips for a perfect at-home manicure
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Bridge the ridge

Fill in the Gap, $10, Essie.

Tools and tips for a perfect at-home manicure

All about the base

Natural Nail Base Coat, $11, OPI.

Tools and tips for a perfect at-home manicure

Flash dry

Top Coat, $13, Seche Vite

Tools and tips for a perfect at-home manicure
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Care and repair

Solar Oil, $15, CND.

Tools and tips for a perfect at-home manicure

Magic eraser

Instant Nail Polish Remover, $12, Sephora.

Tools and tips for a perfect at-home manicure


Our top tips for your top tips:

1. Pack your manicure tool kit with the following: nail clippers, nail files, ridge filler (or base coat), polish and a good topcoat.

2. Clip and file nails, and then apply a base coat or ridge filler to smooth nails and prevent staining.

3. Swipe on two coats of polish. Make sure to allow a few minutes of drying time between coats.

4. Finish with a thin layer of clear topcoat and let your mani dry for at least 10 minutes.

PRO TIP: Protect hands from the sun by applying cuticle oil and a hand lotion with SPF daily.

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