Home Manicure

home manicure, manicure from home

Have you noticed lately that the prices for nail salons manicures and pedicures have increased a lot in the last year?

Did you see the lady gaga manicure in Vanity Fair a while back? How much do you think that set her back?

On this page, we have resourced a few “do it yourself manicure” videos. And we will share a few French manicure designs that you can do from home.

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* Home Manicure step by step videos.

* Cool nail design ideas

* Tips from the experts

* My personal favorite nail art

You will find manicure tips and tricks that the pros use, that you can use for you own home manicure. This wouldn't be like one of those cheap manicure packages you see on EBAY or the Home Shopping Network. We will find out from the pros just how they get those manicure nail designs for French manicure nail art. 

First off you don't have to be a painter or an airbrush artist to get Fabulous looking nails at home.

Home Manicure Videos

First off, to get your nails ready for their new funky look…

Nail Designs

There are Dozens if not hundreds of do it yourself nail designs available that you can learn for yourself at home. I am not a particularly talented artist, but I can wield a toothpick and many of these designs only require that. 

Water Decals

Let's start out with simple water decals. Paint your nails as you normally would. Soak the decal in warm water for a few seconds and then it slides onto your nail. Let it dry then cover with a clear coat of nail polish. That's easy and anyone can do it. 

Nail Stickers

Even Simpler they peel off and you can apply them and again you coat with a clear coat. Toothpicks can help you position either Water decals or Nail stickers prior to pressing down to fix them in place.

Now that you have that down, are you ready for the whirlwind tour of fabulous nails you can do yourself?

Vintage Antique Floral Newspaper Nail Art

Your Fingers look WOW!


OOOOO La La The return of the French Nail

As promised how to do French Nail art at Home. 


Add Jewels to give your nails a Royal look

The Toothpick returns. 


That should give you enough ideas for now. We are now going to get you some tips and tricks from some experts and you can go on to do even more varied and exciting patterns and styles.

Tips from the Experts

To top off our list of Tutorials, here is just the Basics you need to start out.

They come from our friends at Wikihow. 


However, if you feel you're are a little shy of the skill, you need not fret. The Internet is Chock full of mentors that are willing to share all of their secrets. Here are 18 Secrets that will have you doing your nails at home like a pro in no time. 


My Personal Favorite

Earlier I mention 3 special nail techniques that are fabulous for you to try.

The next is a 'How to' for Spun Sugar patterns that you can do at home.

In Conclusion

There is another area of nail art we will touch upon and that’s Artificial Nails. These can give spectacular results or they can look like something out of a Roger Corman Fright Fest. 

It depends on how you apply them and whether you put enough time in letting them set and adding your top coats. Just be aware that you can get great results from fake nails and you can do it at home. 

You now have a good idea of what you can do with Nail art and manicures at home. 

What can be done for a manicure can easily be applied to your pedicure as well.

We have looked at different styles and different techniques and tutorials from those in the know. In addition, you've seen many examples for you to look at and try for yourself.

You don't have to go to a salon or a Nail Stylist to have beautiful nails. With a little practice, you can do it at home and no one will be the wiser.

I look forward to passing on more Beauty Secrets, Tips and Tricks that you can do at home.

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