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Beauty: Beauty Tips for Real Life Divas

How to do a mini spa manicure

While it is great to have a manicure in the salon it is not always possible.  For those times this is the Lindisima version of a mini spa manicure.  It will take 15 minutes or less and your hands will look and feel great. 



You will need:
Great attitude, this is a time for you
15 minutes
A nail file of quality
A small bowl with water
Cotton balls
A orange stick
Nail polish remover

2 tablespoons of sugar
1 table spoon of oil, optional 3 drops of essential oil or vanilla.

You also need a small fluffy towel and a small towel
Optional: nail polish of your preferred color and color base if you are using a strong color (this will take additional time)
hand or body lotion or oil.

1- Wash you hands
2- Eliminate any nail polish you may have  
3- Mix the oil, essential oil and sugar
4- File your nails to your desired shape
5- In the sink scrub it on your hands
6- Wash it out with water only, and dry the hands
7- Submerge your hands in warm water for about 5 minutes 
8- Now push your cuticles with the orange stick

9- Gently apply some oil or cream to the nail and massage the cuticles
10- Wet (but not dripping wet) one of the towels and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds - it has to get warm 
11- Wrap the towel around your hands and leave it on for 1 or 2 minutes.  If you are not applying polish you are done
12- Apply the base coat (transparent nail polish) wait for a minute or 2 and apply one coat of you color wait 3 minutes and apply second coat.  

Optional: if your hands are very dry you can apply a hand mask.  You may use the recipes for a natural face mask or you regular face mask.

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