It’s sandal weather, which means, our toes need to be looking perfectly primed. If you’re anything like me, then a manicure-pedicure isn’t the most enjoyable experience. Sitting there, confined to a chair while someone paints your nails isn’t my idea of a good time, which is why, I prefer doing my nails at home.
Not only is it quicker, but it’s also cheaper — and with the right nail products, you can replicate a salon-worthy mani-pedi at home. But I get it, stepping into the world of nail products can feel overwhelming. With so many products and colours to choose from, knowing where to begin can be … tricky. Which is why I’m here to help.
Here are some of my favourite nail products for the most perfect DIY mani-pedi.
Sally Hansen 3D Gel Shine Top Coat is a thick nail polish topcoat designed to dry quickly. The top coat is formulated with a vinyl and gel tech formula which combines with nail colour to create multi-dimensional shine and volume. To use, apply one coat over dry nail colour. Removes easily with traditional nail polish remover.
Rimmel London Super Gel Nail Polish is a two-step system for superior colour and shine that lasts for up to 14 days. Easy to apply, it dries like a regular nail polish, no UV lamps needed. It provides a flawless glossy finish with a 3D volume of a professional gel manicure.
essie Nail Care Apricot Oil Cuticle Treatment is a nail treatment that absorbs quickly to instantly condition and protect cuticles from dryness, and provide nourishing moisture. With a formula and a brush that takes advantage of the very best salon-professional technology.
Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nails has a long-lasting, chip-resistant formula in a size that’s convenient to take anywhere. Available in Ruby Tuesday, Fantasy Fire, Purple Haze, Lacquer Noir, Candy Blue, Lollipop, Satsuma, Cactus Green, Chilled Lilac, Hawaiian Blue, Acid Lime, Vivid Sunset and Purple Twilight.
OPI Acetone-Free Polish Remover is a nail polish remover formulated without acetone to be gentle on enhancements.
Revitanail Base Coat is a specially formulated base coat that forms the perfect base to help nail polish glide on smoother and last longer.
Manicare 3-Step Nail Buffer promises 3 steps to shiny nails: just follow the numbers on the buffer. Buffs and shines natural nails without the use of creme or polish. Comes with bonus emery board
Tweezerman Combo Fingernail and Toenail Clipper Set is a nail clipper set including everything needed to precisely trim fingernails and toenails. Strong, sharp cutting edges and excellent performance combine to create expert results. Quality stainless steel ensures this an essential pair for well-groomed hands and feet.