DIY: How To Give Yourself The Perfect Natural Nail Manicure

DIY: Natural Nail Manicure

Like most women I’ve always wanted long nails that I could be proud of. Although I’m quite the active type, I still think that nicely polished nails give me the feminine touch I enjoy. Each time my nails grow long enough, one will end up breaking and ruin my whole look. I don’t think I’m alone! My friends fit into two categories those that pay for a professional to apply artificial nails or a gel manicure; and those that have tried everything and given up (the category I have been in for quite a few years now). Thanks to Julia of, I have finally found a process and the products that give me the look I’ve always been after, great looking natural nails done at home!

This first video will show you how to perform your home manicure. Julia takes you through the process of properly preparing your nails; then applying a base coat, color and a top coat.

Products you will need:



The second video will show you how to repair a nail with a tea bag. With this repair technique you don’t have to lose the look you’re after, even if a break does occur.



I hope these tips and techniques will bring you the perfect natural manicure you’re looking for. If you have further tips you would like to share, please leave a comment.


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Make It Yourself

Most DIY concentrates on home repairs, but think of what was done in years past, making it yourself not only saves money, but give you more control over what products you use in your daily life

Make it yourself – when in high school many years ago, I wanted designer clothes. You may remember the late 70’s and early 80’s years of Dallas where everyone dressed up. I was able to achieve these same designer styles by sewing my own clothes with designer patterns and shopping for sales. This skill also came in very handy years later when I was an Army wife and needed a wardrobe of formal dresses. I was able to fit this need within my budget.

Think of the skills you have (or would like to have). These skills can be learned or further enhanced through resources available to us on the internet. We don’t have to rely on the skills our parents had, we can learn what we can from them and then reach out to discover other skills we may enjoy having. The possibilities are endless.

  • Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Sewing
  • Jewelry Making
  • Picture Framing
  • Painting
  • Soap Making
  • Make your own makeup