It's usually about five minutes before we need to leave for some important meeting that we suddenly realize the horrible state of our nails.
This SOS guide will help you through just those situations. Here's how to help your nails in five minutes flat.
Step 1: hydrate
Start by applying some lotion to your hands, cuticles included.
Step 2: file
To really make your manicure just right, it's important to have a nail file. But there are a few tricks to doing it correctly. Go from the exterior towards the interior of your nail. Also, always rub in the same direction.
Step 3: the base coat
Next, use a base coat on your nails. This transparent product protects your nails.
Step 4: the nail polish
Start by removing the excess varnish on the brush by dragging it along the rim of the bottle. Start by putting a stroke of color on the centre of your nails and then add some to both the left and the right, being extra careful not to get color on your skin. That will just slow you down even more!
If you have the time, add a second layer of paint on top of the first layer after it dries.
Tip: You can speed up the drying by using a hairdryer!
Step 5: the top coat
You are almost there! The top coat is the final manicure step. Put it on after the second layer of nail varnish is dry. The top coat willl keep the color on longer and will also protect your nails. The good news is... you only need one coat to do the trick!
And presto! You and your nails are ready to go dazzle!