How To Prep Your Nails

How To Prep Your Nails

Having a good nail care routine is the secret to a phenomenal manicure. On this blog, we're going to show you how to achieve healthier nails with a fabulous manicure.

We've prepared a step-by-step guide on how to properly prepare your nails, so get ready for some serious nail pampering.

Before we begin, let's keep in mind a few things about nail care.


  1. Live a healthy lifestyle

We cannot stress this enough: Living a healthy life leads to healthier nails. It's important for you to have the right amount of vitamins, amino acids, and minerals to maintain a healthy body. When you're unhealthy, your body will show signs on your nails (i.e. brittle nails).
If you're deficient in certain vitamins and minerals, you can take supplements to help your body restore what it lacks, which in turn will strengthen your nails and promote natural nail growth. 


  1. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
Moisturise your nails as you would your face. This is an important part of nail care because it has long-lasting effects on your nails.
Let's move on to nail preparation and what you need:
  • nami magic nail file
  • water-based nail polish remover
  • clippers
  • cuticle pusher
  • nami cuticle oil
  • nami water-based topcoat


Step 1: Apply a water-based nail polish remover. This gives you an opportunity to remove any remaining old polish from your nails.


Step 2: File your nails into shape. Use nami’s magic nail file to shorten them. 
Take this opportunity to clip, file, and buff your nails to properly prepare them for the next step. 


Step 3: After applying polish remover, use a steel pusher to push back cuticles.
To avoid scratching your nails, press them in the opposite direction of nail development. You can use the square end to enter sideways. You don’t have to force it. 


Step 4: Remove excess skin or debris with cotton, then wash your hands.


Step 5: Moisturise your hands and cuticles.  

Your revitalised nails are now ready to be painted!
Step 6: Start applying your water-based topcoat. 



Step 7: You can now apply your colour of choice for the week.


Step 8: Finish with a water-based top coat to keep your nails from chipping and to add shine.


Taking care of your nails is something you should not skip. Give your body the pampering it deserves, including your nails!

We’re here to guide you through every step of proper nail care, but the products you choose to use for your nails also affect nail health, which is why it’s important to choose products that are safe for you and the environment. 

All nami nail polish colours and nail care products are non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, odour free, and the first to be formulated without 18 harmful chemicals usually contained in common nail polish products sold in the Philippines. 
Check out nami nail care products and nail polish and get started on your weekly nail care routine!

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