January 12, 2011

Manicure by Zen master flash

I told you I wanted to be a japanese nail technician.

Here's my easy at home manicure how-to.

Basic Tools:

1. Wood stick 2. Nail clippers 3. Cuticle clippers 4. Shea Butter 5. Nail file w/buffer 6. Cuticle Cream

Before: Sad and pathetic

I like to cut my nails short (I don't desire long nails like I use to because I use my hands way too much) and straight across and slightly rounded. I trim any hang nails or rough skin around the nail with my cuticle clippers. I don't actually cut my cuticles with them. I just push them back with a wooden stick. After I file down all of the rough edges I buffer each nail so that it's smooth.

Once the hard part is done I wash my hands off at this point before I put any moisturizer on and before adding any cuticle cream. Burts Bees Lemon Cuticle Cream is the best - seriously - I love it. I have a travel size one in my purse. It helps in the Winter time when your skin is extra dry (my cracks like crazy).

Sometimes I just stop right here but that's not any fun
After: I got a little crazy with the gold paint. You see I love the ghetto fabulous really long nails with the gems on them that have crazy airbrush designs. I could never pull it off. I would just end up gnawing them all down to tiny sharp stubs anyways.

A gold flag - how apropos?

I left my right hand untouched by the gold paint - not talented enough to paint with my left hand

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Anika said...

V.S. (very sassy)

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

u r funny. luv ur husband.

Jen said...

nice ring!!

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

Thanks Anika & Jen!!

Oh and thanks husband hacker!!