At-Home Manicure: How to Effortlessly Manicure Your Nails?

Manicure is an important part of the skincare routine. Our hands tend to undergo a series of activities every day that results in the skin and nails withering. For instance, daily exposure to pollution and harmful UV rays of the sun can cause the skin to start cracking and experience uneven skin tone. Additionally, the nails are exposed to dirt and dust that causes them to weaken and break along with being unhygienic which can cause a direct impact on health. Hence, these factors and many others are what make getting a manicure done extremely important.

Many do not entertain the idea of getting a manicure done, however. The factors for the same can be multiple including the need to spend money. However, getting a manicure done is possible at home wherein you do not require to burn your pocket every month. You of course require investing in a few manicure tools which work as a one-time investment. Here, we shall give you a step-by-step guide on how you can get a basic manicure done at home using simple tools:

Clean your nails

The first step is to clean your nails using water and a nail polish remover if you have your nails painted. Pour a small amount of nail polish remover into a cotton ball and gently start by removing the nail paint. Take 2 cups of water in a medium-sized bowl and soak your hands for about 3-5 minutes. This will help remove the chemicals as well as dirt sticking inside the nails.

Clip and file your nails

Using a nail cutter such as the Vega nail clipper that boasts an ergonomic design to offer a smooth nail-cutting experience, trim your nails into the desired length. Ensure that you do this if and only necessary. For instance, if you do not like to keep long nails, you may not require chipping your nails. Next, take a filer to smoothen up the rough edges. For precise and salon-quality results, try the Vega Crystal Glass Nail File which features crystal glass to give you the ease to wash and sterilize without hassle after use. This designer nail file is ideal for getting well-shaped and smooth nails at home.

Prep your cuticles to protect your nails

Cleaning your cuticles is absolutely important when manicuring. You should use the right tools for this process because if not, you will only end up with bruised results. Additionally, prepping your cuticles requires patience. Hence, ensure that you are not doing this in a hurry but carefully and gently, enjoying the entire process. Here’s how to do this process:

  • With Vega Soft Touch Cuticle Trimmer and Pusher, use the angled end to slowly and carefully push the cuticles into the nail bed.
  • The cuticles will slightly raise up (make sure to not push the pusher hard inside as that may only lead to hurting the finger) so that you can clip easily.
  • Using the cuticle trimmer part, clean the dead skin cells inside along with the nail tips to protect nails from bacteria.
  • Next, use a Cuticle Nipper and start clipping your cuticles. However, this should be done in moderation and ensure that you do not clip off the entire cuticle.
  • Moisturize your nails using your usual hand cream or moisturizer.

Paint your nails with your favorite shade

The final step is to paint your nails. Pick your favorite shade of nail paint and apply one coat of the same and leave it to dry. You must wait for at least 3-5 minutes before applying the second coat of nail paint. If you do not prefer wearing nail paint and like to go natural, it is your choice. However, it is recommended to apply a base coat, even if it is a transparent nail gel, to hydrate the nails and protect them from chipping.


The hands are exposed frequently to a lot of external factors. Additionally, frequently washing your hands throughout the day along with cleaning utensils and doing other chores tends to leave your nails brittle and dry. Therefore, getting a manicure done is extremely important. And with a DIY manicure process at home, you can manage to get healthy and beautiful nails all day, every day!