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Tuesday 14th of April, 2020


Love a DIY manicure? These 5 easy steps will have you sporting the perfect mani every time.

Your home manicure is about to get an upgrade. We’ve got a five-step routine that will have your nails looking salon fresh from the comfort of your lounge room.



How to get the perfect manicure at home

Step 1. Apply Kester Black Nail Cleanser to a cotton pad and gently wipe over each fingernail, to remove any oily residue prior to painting.



Step 2. Apply a thin layer of Kester Black Base Coat to the nail and allow it to dry. Base coat adheres to your natural nail bed far better than nail polish does. It also binds better with your nail polish. The end result is a longer lasting manicure. And whether you’re looking for an everyday Base Coat, Breathable Base Coat, or a Miracle Base Coat Treatment, we have the foundation your nails need.



Step 3. Using your favourite Kester Black vegan nail polish colour, glide the brush over each fingernail, coating the surface from base to tip. Allow to dry (five minutes should do it) before applying a second coat to each nail, covering any streaks from the initial coat.



Step 4. Seal your nail polish colour with a Kester Black Top Coat. Take extra care to ‘cap’ the tips of your nails to prevent chipping. Allow another 5 minutes for this coat to dry.

Tip: To refresh and prolong your manicure, apply Kester Black Top Coat to just the tips of your nails every two-days.



Step 5. Apply one coat of Kester Black Self Love Oil to your cuticles gently massaging them in small circular motions moving towards your hand. Allow the oil to sink in. For best results, use daily before bed to allow the oil to work its magic overnight.



For the more adventurous. Why not try some nail art? Colour blocking, glitter nails, geometric grids, beach waves and French manicures...