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Your Instructions of Using the Professional Manicure and Pedicure Tools

Posted by HairSavvy on Tue, Oct 14th, 2008

You need to read all instructions carefully before you start using any tool, especially those you are going to use on   your body. Instructions also help you enhance the result of the tools. So, read it or add more that is not included here.

Emery Board Nail File

Hold emery board at a 45 degree angle just under the nail edge. Using the dark side of the board, start on one side of the nail filing in one direction toward the center of the nail using light strokes. Then file the other side of the nail in the same manner to achieve the preferred shape. Using the same procedure, smooth away any rough edges with the light side of the emery board. Never share your file with anyone.

Nail File

Hold the board at a 45 degree angle just under the nail edge. Start on one side of the nail filing in one direction only, toward the center. Then file the other side in the same manner, toward the center. Some nail files are intended for acrylic nails and too harsh for natural nail. Use grit 240/fine for natural nails. Consider buying a professional quality or permanent nail file because it's more economical in the long run. Never share your file with anyone.

3 Way Buffer File/Block

First, use black (the coarsest) side horizontally on your nail bed to refine it and remove ridges. Then, use white side to semi-shine and gray to give the shiny finish. Use this whenever you want to give your nails a break from nail polish but still want the glossy look on nails.

Manicure Bowl

Manicure bowl is one of the most essential accessories that you will need while manicuring. Manicure bowl is typically used to hold the warm water for soaking your hands and nails before starting the cleaning process. Apply cuticle remover, oil or lotion all around the cuticle area if you desire, then immerse the nails in the bowl for no more than 3 minutes. Soaking for more than 3 minutes will fully saturate the nail plate, causing it to swell. Once the plate returns to its normal shape, any polish that is applied will crack and chip.

Pumice Scrub

Use only on soaked and softened skin. Wet the Pumice Scrub in warm water. Apply soap to wet Pumice Scrub, gently buff on heels and calluses. Afterwards, moisturize with heavy lotion/cream.

Cuticle Eraser Stone

Push back cuticles: Hold like a pencil and use to push back cuticles. Removing Cuticle: Dip the tip of the stone into warm water, rub stone back and forth on the surface of the cuticle until it is removed.

Nail Glue

To fix the nail split with glue: let the glue fall out on its own and only use a drop. Using a wood stick, press the glue down over the split. Once the glue is dry, buff the top. Apply another drop of glue. When the area is dry, buff the area again until smooth. To remove, soak in acetone or nail polish remover containing acetone if necessary.

Rhinestone

Apply stones on polished nail while still sticky. Wait until the polish dry. Finish with a layer or two of top coat to seal the stones.
Pick the stone with a damp end of the wood cuticle stick. You may also use a small drop of top coat or nail glue on a dry nail where the stone is to be placed. To protect you nail art, apply another top coat in two days.

Cuticle Remover

Wash hand with soap and soak hands in warm water for two minutes. Apply Adoree Cuticle Remover around the contour of your nails and leave it on for approximately another 2 minutes. Add more Cuticle Remover as needed. Push back cuticles with a cuticle stick/pusher in a rotational motion, going from one end to the other. Wash your hands again with soap and warm water. Apply Adoree Cuticle Oil around the contour of your nails and massage this area for a minute. Rinse hands with warm water (do not use soap).

Cuticle Oil

Wash your hands carefully with soap and warm water. Dry hands and apply Adoree Cuticle Oils on the dried cuticles. Massage softly by rotating your index finger around the contour of your fingers for a few minutes. Apply more Cuticle Oil and repeat the process where cuticles are most dried. Rinse your hands with warm water (do not use soap), dry hands with soft towel, and get ready for bed. Cuticle Oils can be applied daily, during the day and best at the end of the day, before bedtime. Treat your cuticles consistently for a few weeks to get a good result.

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