DIY Manicure – Do your nails like a Pro
Are you missing your appointments with your favourite Nail Tech?
It feels like far too long since we last attended our nail appointment. For some of us, nails are as much a vital maintenance treatment as getting our roots done. (Lets not make ourselves feel worse by also acknowledging the root situation).
If Covid19 has taught us anything, it has taught us to never take anything for granted. The world literally shut down and everything suddenly we faced months of uncertainty. On a slightly superficial level, I don’t think any of us anticipated that we would have to either let our natural beauty shine through (in all of its roots and glory) or learn how to do our own beauty treatments.
Thank goodness for YouTube and the internet. Finally, losing hours to browsing online tutorials and blogs is working in our favour. Suddenly, we are responsible for cutting our own hair, taming our own unruly brows and doing our own home manicures.
Include a manicure in your self care routine
Right now, it’s the small pleasures that are giving us the biggest satisfactions. Learning new skills is something we are looking at during lockdown. Whether it is mastering a new dish, improving your Spanish or learning how to do your own makeup. However, there is also so much pressure on our mental health right now. Loss of earnings, home schooling, unusual daily routine, heated arguments at home – the need for self care is more important than ever.
Something as simple as treating ourselves to a nice DIY manicure can perk us up. A temporary distraction and a physical aesthetic change to make us feel better on the outside.
Even if you don’t give yourself a full manicure or paint your nails, try to get in to the habit of using hand cream more often.
The benefits of using hand cream regularly
Especially right now during the Covid19 pandemic. All that extra hand washing…
The fact we are washing our hands so much more than usual right now means our skin is really taking a hit and we must replenish the moisture to prevent dehydration and skin irritations.
Also, with our hands being one of the first places we show signs of ageing it pays to get in to a routine of applying hand cream regularly, even after we start to live normally again.
The easy way to cheat a fabulous DIY manicure
Hang on in there… this will see you through until we slam those doors open in our favourite nail bars!
Gemma Rimmington – Makeup Artist and Beauty Editor x