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Manicure Homecare Step-by-Step Guide

First and for most it’s time to prep your space for your at-home manicure. Light a candle, pour a

cup of something cozy or my personal favorite something bubbly! CHEERS TO YOU BABE! Next

it’s time to pick your playlist. With three options for you to choose from all the moods are

satisfied no matter how you woke up today.

Begin to apply your stardust eye mask for our tribes best kept secret. Bringing the thicker edge

into the inner eye and allowing the wing to flare out over the outer eye bone. This can be

reversed depending on face shape, make it work for you. Grab your ACTIVATE Mood Roller for

an aromatherapy burst of lemongrass, patchouli, and rosemary. Giving you those Déjà vu vibes

of hanging with Ruby.

Pro Tip: For the ultimate vibes begin with a bath in our SEA Mineral Soak from Cardea AuSet.

This Himalayan and dead sea salt mix is bound to erase any stress and tension in 20 minutes.

It’s all about new beginnings.

1) Beginning with clean hands. Start with the right trim + file nails to desired shape. Glass

files are a staple with my manicures because of their gentle approach at shaping the nail

actually reduces catches along the edge of the nail. You have no idea how happy this

makes moi!

2) Apply Cuticle Oil with our easy to use roll on bottle. This luxurious blend of Argan,

Calendula, Jojoba, and Olive Oil with added hints of Castor & Vitamin E oil. Not only will

the oil soften the cuticle in preparation to pushing but it will also heal + protect with

daily use. I love to leave mine on my nightstand for an easy swipe before bed <3

Pro Tip: If there is an open wound simply roll on to clean fingertip then apply to cuticle.

This eliminates any bacteria entering the rest of the oil for future use. Once healed

continue with direct use.

3) Using one of the orangewood sticks place the flat edge on your nail and start to push

your cuticles back gently. The cuticle can act like glue, pushing the cuticle lifts it off the

nail plate encouraging nail growth.

Pro Tip: I tell my clients who are looking to grow out their nails to do this ritual three

times a week to release the nail bed. All had improvements within a month.

4) Grab your cuticle eraser, dip the end into water to slightly dampen. Using a light

pressure run the flat edge of the eraser along your cuticle line in back and forth motion.

Repeating until unwanted cuticle starts to slough off like little eraser bits. Cuticle erasers

reduce hang nails by 90% for most and are reusable for personal use! Grab your buffer

block and give your nail a light buff, even around the free edge to remove any debris.

5) Repeat steps 1 through 4 on left hand.

6) Wash your hands. Apply desired lotion to hands. Using a generous amount giving you

the ability to massage your hands with circular motions and between each finger. Then

use a piece of tissue with nail polish remover and wipe each nail to make sure there is

no lotion residue on the nail bed.

7) Once nail bed is clean, begin to apply a base coat. Try not to use to much as a thin layer

is all you need, allow to dry for 1-2 minutes between coats. Base coats are important

because it keeps your nails healthy and makes your polish last longer.

8) Apply polish, again waiting 1-2 minutes before next coat of colour. Some neutral colours

will require three coats for full coverage if desired.

9) Apply Quick Dry Top Coat, don’t forget to take your brush along free edge of nail to seal

off your polish. Using your second orangewood stick, wrap tissue paper around the end.

Dip into nail polish remover to clean up any polish around the nail.

Voila your at-home Manicure is complete!

Clean up:

Wash everything with dish soap and lay out to dry. These sets are for personal use only. If

looking to share a nail polish just purchase our Healthy Nails Kit!

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