Have you ever thought of offering a manicure to a guy before? Yes, why? Add if no? Howcome? Men tend to have really rough looking nails, with hangnails, uneven edges and seriously dry cuticles. Oh well, I just did my H2B nails, as we’re getting hitched (for Shizz’!) on Saturday I insisted on fixing his nails up a bit.
Here’s a picture tutorial on my version of a male-manicure.
Add Cuticle Away to each cuticle, let it work it’s business 1-2 minutes, then wipe off with a lintfree pad, and gently remove non-living tissue on nailplate – AND please cut of hangnails and the heavy and dried up cuticle – be careful not to remove living tissue around the eponychium.
Shape the free edge with a 240 grit file – I chose to shape them a soft rounded edge and following his cuticle line to match up
Add conditioner to nailplate and surrounding skin as well – I used CND Solar Oil.
Gently buff the nailplate to a light shine – I MOST DEF do not make them shine – He’s a dude, not a princess. So with my 1200 grit Koala Buffer, I get the perfect shine for a male nailplate. I buffed the oil into the nail using the Koala. Don’t apply to much pressure, and make sure checking the high shine while buffing (just wipe of dust/excess oil during) to check out how shiny it becomes.
It is ABSOLUTELY amazing! And at the moment I’m kinda having a little innocent affair with the Top Coat. I use it on my regular Brisa Gels and I love the texture, the high shine and it’s a bit more edible-in-a-funky-kinda-way
It was supposed to be a soft nude, but as I (don’t know how?!) ran out of Cocoa, I mixed this color by using 50/50 Studio White and Romantique and toned the color with Sugared Spice and Rubble. I really love it!
I’m gonna wear it to! And shape my nails back to almond. Do you like it?
These are CND Brisa Gel Enhancements with CND Shellac