These days, we’re all doing our respective part to stay home and lay low. That means we’re skipping those weekly standing appointments at the nail salon (boy, do we miss the smell of acetone and eyebrow wax!).
Don’t worry, the pedicure chair will be there to welcome you back soon enough. In the meantime, your cuticles don’t have to suffer. Up your DIY mani game with a few key products and some colorful polishes. Here’s what you will need for a salon-like manicure at home.
Smith & Cult Above It All Nail Lacquer
This top coat glides on like a dream to protect your polished pretties from chipping or fading.
Want to try your hand at a trendy dip manicure? This at home manicure kit is a total fool-proof game changer. Create bold colors and achieve a salon-perfect application (well, almost!) with this nifty set.
A good mani starts with the right manicure tools and equipment. Groom your nails to the right shape and length, and keep cuticles neat and tidy with this must-have kit. The colorful leather holder will keep everything in one place – and you’ll be able to take it with you once you’re able to go back to your favorite salon.
This versatile tool may come cheap, but it’s invaluable when you are doing your own at-home manicure. You can use it to dig out dirt, fix polish blunders or surround with a cotton ball to swab off nail paint.
If you’re a gel mani kinda gal, this sweet macaron-inspired set is for you. It comes with all the essentials you need: Gel polish, cuticle stick, nail file and a compact LED lamp that’s powered by a USB cord.
Lauren is a digital editor, freelance writer, and Instagram aficionado with a feisty five-year-old boy and a sassy two-year-old diva at home. With a passion for family, travel, style, and alliteration, she spends her days chasing children, chugging coffee, and daydreaming about sleep. As a veteran lifestyle editor and media mom, Lauren loves to find ways to make the aspirational attainable for all the overwhelmed parents out there—because we really need to stick together! Lauren lives with her husband and kiddos in the suburbs of New York City.