Polished nails are a great accessory to compliment any outfit, and you don't always have to visit a salon to get gorgeous nails. Walgreens Nails help you achieve a salon quality manicure, featuring items such as nail strengtheners, nail buffers and nail polish in a wide range of colors. All of these Nail Products will help give your fingers and toes a professional-looking finish. READ MORE ABOUT NAILS ›
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Start by removing any traces of old polish. Many of today's formulas contain nourishing ingredients and are ultra-conditioning, so you don't have to worry about drying your nails. And nail polish removers are available in more than just liquid form. You may prefer to use pads, a sponge, or removal wraps. For small smudges, try a corrector pen. If your nails are in need of a trim, reach for a clipper. Smaller clippers are available to cut fingernails, while larger models are designed to trim toenails. To further shape your nails, use a file or an emery board. Pick a product that is comfortable to hold and easy to maneuver.
Often, your cuticles can get in the way of a perfect manicure and pedicure. Don't cut your cuticles, as that could lead to an infection. Instead, nail professionals suggest that you soften your cuticles with a moisturizing formula. Then gently push your cuticles back using a tool that has a flat edge.
A base coat will help your color glide on, without clots or bumps. Plus, a base coat will make your manicure and pedicure last longer. If you have nails with ridges, some base coats are designed to fill those ridges in. That way, you'll have a smooth surface ready for color. Are your nails prone to peeling, cracking, chipping, and breaking? Try a fortifying formula to give you flexible and healthy nails. Apply this hardening product to bare nails that are clean and dry. You can wear it alone, or add a color on top. Within a week, your nails should look longer and feel stronger. For a quick fix, there are also nail tips for fingernails and toenails. You can find them in various lengths - from short to extra-long.
Now for the fun part! There are hundreds of colors to choose from, including traditional pinks to more adventurous hues worthy of a runway or a fashion spread. Match to your outfit or your mood. For a smooth application of polish, start in the middle of your nail. You'll only need three more swipes of color after that - on either side of that initial middle stroke, and then across your tip to make the color chip-resistant. For even longer-lasting color, repeat these four brushstrokes for a second coat. You may want to add a flirty touch with nail art or some accessories. Then lock in your color with a top coat that gives your nails a high-gloss shine. If you're short on time, try a quick-dry top coat so you can brush on and go. BACK TO TOP ›