The Perfect At-Home Manicure

Stay At Home Challenge #10: The Perfect At-Home Manicure
  • Stay At Home Challenge #10: The Perfect At-Home Manicure

    Many of you reached out to ask how to do a proper manicure at home. 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. 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.

    1. Prep the Nail

      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.

    2. Shape It

      4. Cleanse nail after nail prep is complete.

      5. File nails to preferred length and shape.

      6. Lightly buff nails to smooth out the surface.

      7. Cleanse nail a third time using OPI Lint-Free wipes as a final prep step.

    3. Add Color to the Nail

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

      9.  Apply 2 coats of OPI Nail Lacquer Just a Hint of Pearl-ple (from the new OPI Neo Pearl Collection).

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


      Now that you got the expert tips from Amy, see below for a list of kits you can shop for from our friends at Ulta Beauty for all the tools you need for a DIY mani.

    4. DIY Manicure Toolbox

      The perfect mani needs more than just nail color, so treat your OPI obsession to this 5 piece toolbox and get ready to show off your best mani yet!

      This toolbox contains:
      Natural Nail Base Coat (0.5 oz)
      Top Coat (0.5 oz)
      Cuticle Oil To-Go, (0.25 oz)
      Cuticle Pusher
      Nail File


    5. OPI Treatment Bootcamp Kit

      Whip your nails into shape with our Treatment Bootcamp Kit, treatments to strengthen and nourish your nails & cuticles.

      This kit contains:
      Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (0.5 oz)
      Luxurious ProSpa Exfoliating Cuticle Cream (0.9 oz)
      Nourishing Pro Spa Cuticle Oil To-Go (0.25 oz)
      Cuticle Pusher
      Nail File


    6. Nail Art Essential Kit

      Transform your traditional manicure to one that is bold and expressive with the our Nail Art Essentials Kit.

      Kit contains:
      Natural Nail Base Coat (0.5 oz)
      Rapidry Top Coat (0.5 oz)
      Dotter & Clean Up Brush Tool
      Nail File


    7. Watch the full tutorial on our YouTube channel - don’t forget to subscribe!



      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.

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