DIY: The Perfect At Home Manicure

The Perfect At Home ManicureDoing my nails at home is something I truly enjoy. I find it to be calming and relaxing; a form of therapy even. Over the (many) years I’ve been doing at home manicures I’ve found a way to create what I consider to be a salon quality manicure.

Nails are a very personal thing and once you find a good at home way to get a professional looking manicure it gives you more freedom to try different nail shapes and colors. Plus, it’s much less expensive and less time consuming than a weekly trip to the salon.

Below the jump you will find a step by step guide on how to achieve the perfect at home manicure.

Barielle was kind enough to provide me with many of the products for this post. They were also kind enough to provide an extra set of my manicure essentials to give away to one of you guys. To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me which Barielle product you want to try the most and what your favorite part is about doing your nails at home. Once you do that you can hop on over to the giveaway post for all the giveaway details.

Fair warning this is a lengthy post. But I get questions all the time about how I do my nails so I wanted to be as detailed as possible :)

Alli

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