The basic 5 steps manicure


This is probably not the best manicure if you’re running late for an event or your 8 am class but once a week, we still love to take time to do our nails properly (when we can, who are we kidding!?)

Step 1: Cut and file your nails like you would usually do. Apply the strengthening base coat.

Step 2: When it’s dry, apply the nail color of your choice. Here we went for L’Oréal Paris nail color in After Hours. Dark blue is really a classy shade, day or night.

Step 3 & 4: You can go straight for the topcoat or go for a shiny layer of nail color. We’re not huge fans of glitters but we couldn’t resist this beautiful dark turquoise from Formula X Black Quartz collection.

Step 5: Overnight, you can apply the keratin cuticle serum to hydrate your nail beds. If you’re looking for a natural conditioner, apply a small amount of coconut oil on them before going to bed. Your nails will be happy and hydrated!

Et voilà!

Nails products used:

Formula X Clix! « The strengthening prescription » (from Sephora)

L’Oréal Paris nail color in After Hours

Formula X Black Quartz collection in Bliss

And patience… Yes, patience. (We’re not huge fans of that either)

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Even if she’s still looking for her favourite beauty products of all time, Sophie can go out of the house without any makeup on. Her wardrobe is mainly composed of basics in neutral shades. Nevertheless, her thirst for discovery pushes her to explore new trends.