Manicure and pedicure: care and make-up for nails
Just like skin and hair, our nails also need care and nourishment to remain strong and healthy. Well-groomed nails also look good: for instance, think about well-groomed French nails or colourfully painted nails that match your outfit and make-up perfectly. Before beautifying them with make-up like nail polish, fingernails should first be groomed:
- Remove old nail polish with a mild nail polish remover, for example an acetone-free nail polish remover from OPI.
- Toenails and fingernails can now be shaped with the help of either clippers or manicure scissors. You can put the final touches to the nails by using a nail file and rounding off the edges.
- You can also remove the cuticles if required using a cuticle remover or cuticle peeler.
From nourishing nail strengtheners to coloured nail polishes right through to top coats: Nail make-up
Once your nails are well-groomed and clean, you can move on to applying nail make-up:
- Before applying coloured nail polish, it is advisable to use a special base coat. A base coat ensures that the coloured nail polish stays on longer and also that it can be applied evenly.
- Special nail strengtheners give brittle nails more stability and also maintain the nails.
- Coloured nail polishes should not be applied too thinly or too thickly: gently wipe the nail polish brush on the inner neck of the bottle first.
- Then place the brush at a flat angle at the lower edge of the nail in the middle and paint up to the tip of the nail.
- Paint the nail evenly, section by section, until the nail edge.
- Leave the nail polish to dry for 15 minutes. Avoid making vigorous movements and any contact with the wet coat of polish during this time.
- If necessary, you can apply a second coat after 10 minutes.
- A top coat should be used to ensure that the coloured nail polish stays on longer. This not only acts as a protective layer, it also lends a special gloss to the nail polish, which lasts for a long time.
Discover the colourful range of polishes that will make your nails shine in the Heinemann Shop – from nourishing nail strengtheners to coloured nail polishes in fashionable and trendy colours right through to top coats for the perfect finish for your nail make-up.
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