Your essential guide to a DIY manicure
Perfectly polished nails in just a few simple steps
No time for a professional paint job? No problem.
Achieving a salon-worthy result is a cinch with a little bit of practice and insider know-how. Cue up that episode of Downtown Abbey, line up your tools and get set to show off flawless fingers in just a few steps.
Apply a thin layer of base coat (or nail treatment instead, if needed). This will help create a smooth base for your polish and can improve the longevity of your manicure.
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Alex is BEAUTYcrew’s Digital Content Director and has been since the site launched in 2016. She’s constantly on the search for the perfect shade of nude nail polish and lipstick for fair skin and battles with keeping her fragrances on rotation to under a dozen. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and in previous issues of marie claire.