Master Class: The Manicure

Stay strong with your New Year Resolutions! Put away that cash and get your hands dirty ( or pretty in this case!) Give yourself a professional home manicure!

Steps to perfect at home manicure!

1. Clean your nails with polish remover using a cotton ball

2. Push back cuticles and trim hangnails (do not cut your cuticles)

3. Clip your nails evenly to desired length

4. File your nails using an emery board to smooth and shape rough edges

5. Buff the top of your nails to smooth and polish the surface

6. Exfoliate your hands/feet using a scrub to remove dead skin

7. Moisturize with a hydrating cream

8. Prep you nails with rubbing alcohol to remove excess oils

9. Apply a base coat to each of your nails

10. Apply polish in three strokes: one stroke down the center of your nail, then along the sides

11. Allow the first coat to dry, then apply a second coat of polish

12. Add a clear top coat to seal polish and allow your nails to dry completely

13. Finish by removing excess polish with a cotton swab (or small makeup brush) dipped in polish remover

Match your fresh manicure with Zoya Matte Velvet Winter 2015 Collection Polish