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Need it: Nail clippers
We know a lot of
us can be guilty of gnawing at our fingernails when we’re bored or stressed,
but try your best to avoid it! Using nail clippers makes your nails look even
and gives them a healthy cut to prepare for polish.
Stiles Nail Clipper (Floral), $6, target.com
Need it: Nail File
your nails, you’ll want to smooth and shape them with a nail file. This can
also be therapeutic if you’re feeling stressed (a way better option than nail
biting). Just be sure to not grind your nails down too far.
High Wattage Nail File Set, $1, forever21.com
Need it: Cuticle pusher
become uneven and rough, ruining your sleek and shiny polish. A cuticle pusher
helps push back your cuticles to make your nails look longer and better
Sally Hansen Cuticle Pusher, $8, target.com
Need it: Base Coat
Base coats help
fill in lines and grooves and give your nails a sleeker look. A lot of base
coats also contain different vitamins that can help keep your nails healthier
and prevent breakage.
Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat, $6, cvs.com
Need it: Top Coat
A topcoat can
really give your mani the finishing touch. It can even enhance poor quality
nail polish! Applying this to your nails after you’ve applied color can add
some shine and keep your nails from chipping and smudging.
Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat, $5, walmart.com
Need it: The all-in-one pack
Rather get all the
tools at once? No worries—we have a “cheat” option for you. Pick up a kit!
BH Quilted Manicure Set, $6, bhcosmetics.com
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BY KRISTA STUCCHIO ON 3/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN beauty, nails, nail safety, cheap, best products, diy mani
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