15 Minutes and You’re Done: Beauty Tips

How to Manicure Your Nails

No time for a professional manicure? For easy at-home maintenance, try this video’s tips on how to file and shape your nails.
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WHAT YOU NEED

  • nail clippers
  • file
  • buffer
  1. Trim nails straight across

    If your nails need a trim, snip them straight across (don’t shape) with a small pair of nail clippers.

  2. File nails into box shape with rounded edges

    For nails, a square shape with rounded edges is practical, classic, and won't catch or tear as easily as oval-shaped nails.

    Tip: Always file nails in one direction; filing back and forth can cause splits.

  3. Buff and shine your nails

    Gently buff nails for a little shine. This also stimulates circulation beneath the nails, which will help them grow.

    Tip: A double-sided emery board can perform a multitude of tasks, from filing to shaping and buffing.

How would you do it? Share your tips and techniques

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