Top Tips For An At Home Manicure

Top Tips For An At Home Manicure

Updated on 30th June 2020 at 11:08 am

Nail technician and friend of Miranda, Kim Truong, shares her top tips for doing your own manicure at home.

Select the right shape

Keep nails short and rounded to prevent snags and rips. 

Use the right file

For natural nails, use a file with a high grit 240/180 and file in one direction to prevent tearing and rough edges.

Exfoliate and smooth cuticles

Keep cuticles pushed back and use a soft sponge buffer to exfoliate the cuticles instead of cutting them. 

Proper prep before polish

Make sure there are no oils on the nail surface to ensure the longest lasting mani swipe nails with a lint free wipe with 70% or higher isopropyl alcohol.

Two thinner coats are better than 1 thick coat

When polishing, thin and even coats work best for a seamless manicure. Let coats dry at least 60 seconds in between for even polish results.

It's okay to get messy

Dip an old lip liner brush or cotton swab in polish remover to refine edges and any bits of polish that may have been painted on the skin.

Removing dark polish

Apply KORA Organics Noni Glow Body Oil around the cuticles/fingers before removing the polish with acetone. This prevents the polish from staining your cuticles and fingers.

Spa treatment at home

Exfoliate and nourish your hands with a DIY scrub by mixing Noni Glow Body Oil with fine sugar for glowing, supple skin.

Advanced moisture lock

I love mixing oil with lotion for glowing soft skin. I mix the KORA Organics Noni Glow Body Oil and the Enriched Body Lotion and apply that all over my skin. It leaves my skin soft and glowing all day.

Younger looking hands

Apply KORA Organics Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum on the back of hands nightly. Hands show the first signs of ageing, using KORA’s AHA Serum will resurface the skin, reducing signs of aging such as wrinkles, dark spots, and fine lines, improves skin texture and elasticity.

Much love,
Kim xx

Kim Truong is a leading nail technician in Hollywood and has worked with many famous clients while being featured in numerous esteemed publications.

Clients rely on Kim for her intricate detail and dedication to perfecting manicures, pedicures, acrylics, and nail art. Her calm demeanor and professionalism set her apart from other artists in the industry.


*Lead image courtesy of Gritty Pretty Magazine. See Miranda’s full cover look here.


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