Nail Care

The Perfect At-Home Manicure

We agree it’s not always easy to get the basics right, so we asked mani master & nail artist @AmyyTran to develop the ultimate DIY step-by-step tutorial to make your nails look picture-perfect, yourselves.

The Perfect At-Home Manicure

Because it’s no secret that the perfect nailfie starts with a proper manicure. Here are the 10 easy steps to achieve salon nails at home.

Prep for Perfection:

  1. Properly prep nails by removing any oil/debris with OPI Lint-Free wipes and nail polish remover.

  2. Apply OPI Exfoliating Cuticle Cream to the area around the nail.

  3. Use a cuticle stick to gently push back cuticles.

Shape It:

  1. Cleanse nails after nail prep is complete.

  2. File nails to preferred length and shape.

  3. Lightly buff nails to smooth out the surface.

  4. Cleanse nails a third time using OPI Lint-Free wipes as a final prep step.

Add Color:

  1. Apply 1 coat of OPI Nail Envy as a base coat for added strength.

  2. Apply 2 coats of OPI Nail Lacquer.

  3. Wait for the nail lacquer to dry and lastly add 1 coat of OPI Top Coat to finish.

You can follow Amy Tran on Instagram @AmyyTran for tons of nailfie inspiration, and be sure to look out for more DIY tips and tricks coming soon. Tag us in your nailfies @OPI for the chance to be featured, and if you’re really #OPIObsessed.