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    19 Products To Help You Nail A Home Manicure While The Salons Are Closed

    For everything from creating your own nail art to removing old gels.

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    1. This double-sided file will help to keep the tips of your nails even and decrease their chance of breaking.


    It's got one coarser side for shaping your nails and another, finer side for adding a silky-smooth finish to your talons.

    Price: £2.99.

    2. Remove varnish the easy way with this nail polish remover twist pot.


    Just stick your finger into this pot, twist it, and the acetone-free formula inside will get rid of old polish in no time!

    Price: £2.99.

    3. This manicure kit contains everything you need to keep your nails looking tip-top.

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    It's got 16 pieces, including clippers, cuticle pushers, tweezers, and nail scissors. They're all made from durable and rust-resistant stainless steel, too!

    Price: £8.99.

    4. Remove gel nails at home with some acetone, a nail file (the one mentioned earlier is perfect), and one of these pointed nail sticks.

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    Just file away the glossy layer from your gels, soak them in warm water mixed with acetone, and then push the (now softened) gel nails off. Sounds incredibly satisfying, right?

    Acetone price: £9.99 for 300ml.

    Wooden nail sticks price: £3.46 for 100.

    5. If you want a "your nails but better" look, this brightening polish is perfect.


    It doesn't look like paint – this low-maintenance product just makes your natural nails look brighter and less discoloured, and the vitamin E will help your nails get stronger too. It's ideal if you want your nails to look great without the fuss of nail art and coloured polish!

    Price: £4.99.

    6. This UV nail lamp from Bauer is perfect for quickly drying your nail polish (because let's face it, that cold water hack isn't cutting it).

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    It automatically starts working when you put your nails into its base, so you won't have to worry about wiping your nail polish off with fiddly buttons or switches.

    Price: £9.00.

    7. Fix those annoying lil' mistakes the easy way with this nail polish corrector pen.


    It's easier to use and way more precise than regular nail polish remover and a cotton bud, and it works equally well on both natural and false nails!

    Price: £8.95.

    8. Do your own French manicure at home with a combo of this pink or beige base nail polish and some white tip paint.


    You can choose whether to pick a pinker or more beige base coat based on your nail colour and preference – the white tip paint is fully compatible with both!

    Beige nail polish price: £4.99.

    Pink nail polish price: £4.99.

    White tip paint price: £4.99.

    9. This beautiful Moonfish shade from Barry M is just *chef's kiss*.


    Shimmery without being too glitzy, this nail polish is colour-shifting and super buildable.

    Price: £3.99.

    10. These pearly pink press-on nails SCREAM "spring".


    They're a great way to give yourself a home manicure with next to no fuss, and they can be easily removed using just water too.

    Price: £5.99 for 24.

    11. These hand mask gloves will nourish and brighten the skin on your hands AND it'll hydrate your nails.

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    These gloves will work their restorative magic in about 20 minutes! They're easy to use and incredibly effective, with no parabens, sulphates, or artificial colours.

    Price: £10.00.

    12. This three-in-one nail hardener is great if your nails have been a lil' delicate lately.


    Super lightweight and incredibly effective, this nail hardener is a great way to add some strength to your talons with minimal effort. It's packed with nourishing ingredients, and can be used on its own for a glossy finish or as a base for nail polish.

    Price: £12.99.

    13. These metallic nail tapes are a great way to create straight lines on your nail designs, and they're pretty enough to act as decoration in and of themselves too.


    You can create a whole range of looks with these stunning metallic tapes, and because you can cut them to whatever length and angle you like, they're perfect for experimenting with ~lewks~.

    Price: £4.50.

    14. You'll be over the moon (sorry) with these stunning celestial nail stickers.


    With French tip and moon designs, these stunning stickers will add a touch of class to your home manicure. The gold-look finish is stunning, and the stickers come in a variety of sizes for different nail widths!

    Price: £5.00.

    15. Keep your nails and cuticles hydrated with this nourishing oil.


    Aside from hydrating and moisturising your nails, this oil will also soften your cuticles for easier removal. Just run it over your nails for an instant boost! Plus, this oil literally smells of roses (yes, please).

    Price: £13.99.

    16. Make sure your manicure stays put for weeks with the incredibly effective Seche Vite top coat.


    Fast-drying and incredibly powerful, this top coat will keep your nails looking pristine for ages after you apply your polish thanks to its formula that penetrates through the varnish layers and bonds the paint with your nail beds. It's chip resistant, too!

    Price: £10.95.

    17. Just a drop of this quick-dry liquid will help to make your nail polish touch-dry in as little as 60 seconds (yes, really).


    It creates a protective film over fresh polish, so you won't have to worry about smudging your nails after spending ages getting them perfect (the worst felling). Just a tiny bit of this product goes a really long way – you only need a drop per nail!

    Price: £12.99.

    18. You can create your own nail extensions and so much more with this extensive kit, which is pretty much a nail salon in a box.

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    The pack contains a UV nail dryer, four poly nail gels, a top coat, a base coat, 50 mould nail tips, a nail brush and cleaning brush, ten nail cleaning pads, two files, 1,000 rhinestones, five nail tapes, ten nail polish remover wipes, two separators, cuticle oil and a cuticle fork, curved tweezers, a clipper, cleansing liquid, stickers, and a nail glass (phew). Not bad for under £30, right?

    Price: £26.99.

    19. Keep the skin around your nails healthy with this protective cream.


    Hydrate the skin around your nails with just a tiny bit of this ultra-nourishing product!

    Price: £8.95.