The Best DIY Manicure ProductsPublished on February 21, 2020. Updated May 15, 2020
The average cost of a professional manicure is about $20, with special manicures like shellac and gel polishes raising the cost to about $50. Even at the lower end, if you get a manicure twice per month that’s going to near the $500 per year range! And sure, it might be worth it. But it also costs you time to go to the salon, not to mention that 15-20% tip each time. Luckily, you can get a similar spa experience right at home with the proper tools and products.
For the ultimate indulgence for your hands, slip on a pair of these gloves to soften and moisten skin pre-manicure. The cocoa butter and vitamin E will help keep dry skin at bay, resulting in younger-looking hands. We love that you can heat them up in the microwave for a warm wrap or stick them in the freezer for a cool treatment. Up to you!
We love this all in one solution to at-home manis and pedis! This system includes five heads to buff, polish, shine, shape, and even dry nails! It is battery operated and gives you all the professional results of a salon right in your own home.
These are the basic tools of the trade which include two cuticle spoons of different sizes to push back cuticles as well as nail clippers. The products are made of stainless steel and work for both the toes and fingers!
These buffer blocks look almost like a child’s building blocks, equally pretty but with far more grit, literally. The rough sides will gently smooth out edges on your nails and buff ridges on the top. The files help shape your nails into round, square or oval, whatever you desire. They also work for use on natural and acrylic nails.
It’s all in the name, ladies! This Revlon Liquid Quick Dry polish is the perfect topcoat to apply after your lacquer color of choice. This product makes the nails dry instantly so you can pick up your phone for that perfect Instagram snap!
OPI is one of the best known and beloved nail brands out there. The OPI cuticle oil is perfect for the final touch after your nails are dry but we also love it as a daily habit to keep cuticles healthy. And it smells divine.
We couldn’t resist adding this to our list! Who hasn’t found themselves on a vacation or work trip with a broken or jagged nail or hangnail? This pretty in pink travel kit has every tool you need to ensure your fingernails look tip-top whenever you may be.