Without further adieu... the five minute manicure I talk about all the time!
The 5-Minute Mani
Recently I've had a lot of people ask me about my nails, or just make comments about how they wish they had the time to do their nails. I've also had a few comments about how it's "obvious I don't have children" by the way my nails look. Well yes...I don't have children, correct. But that shouldn't stop women from taking pride in the appearance of their nails. With a 5 minute manicure, there's no excuse for NOT painting your nails!
I started doing this manicure while I was working full time, and would paint my nails laying in bed at night, making it the last thing I did before going to sleep. <*GASP!*> It's ok...with a few tips and tricks, you can too. And wake up in the morning with your nails still perfect and smooth.
Start off with clean, dry nails.
The products I am using today are:
-Base Coat: Deborah Lippmann Rehydrating Base Coat available here.
-Nail Polish: Butter London 'All Hail the Queen' purchased at Ulta
-Top Coat: Seche Vite available CVS, Target, Ulta, Sally Beauty, etc.
|Start on left wall, move to right wall of nail, and finish off straight up and down on the tip. This is for SQUARE tips.|
|Sorry for poor quality photo..|
Second Coat: 1:22. Wait about 30 seconds, and apply Second Coat.
Top Coat: 1:48. Again, wait about 30 seconds before applying Top Coat.
You're technically done at this point, but if you're a little OCD, you can clean up the edges as seen in my photo. Since this is meant to be a quick mani, I will save the technique for the in-depth nails post. Honestly though? Within 1-2 hand washings or a shower, this flakes off your skin easily anyways.