7 Step by Step Easy DIY Nails at Home

Posted by Yassin Ongca

Are you tired of paying for expensive salon nails? Are you looking for a way to save money and have more control over the look and style of your nails? If so, then you're in luck! In this blog post, we will provide you with some tips on how to do your nails at home. We'll cover everything from basic nail care to more advanced techniques, so whether you're a beginner or an expert, there's something here for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Start reading!

The first step in getting a perfect manicure  at home is to take care of your hands and nails. This means keeping your hands and nails clean and moisturized. You should also avoid biting your nails, as this can damage them and make them more prone to infection.

Are you ready to start getting professional-looking nails at home? If so, then follow our step-by-step process below.

Step-by-Step Procedure:

Before we start, you have to prepare your materials:

  1. If you have previously manicured nails, make sure to clean them first and remove old nail polish with acetone.

removing nail manicure
  1. Shape your nails

  • Using a nail file, gently shape the free edge or side of your nails.
filing nails at home


File your nails in one direction instead of moving the file back and forth to help promote a healthy nail growth.

  1. Wipe away any dust or debris and apply a base coat:

applying top coat for nails

Tip: Two thinner coats are better than one thick coat.

  1. Choose your desired Nail polish and gently apply it in three strokes.

applying nail polish

3 Stroke Method:

Start by painting down the middle of your nail, then down the right side, and then down the left side.

  1. Once Dry, Add a second coat of nail polish using the same three stroke method.

applying nail polish
  1. Clean up the excess polish. Use acetone, cotton and toothpick or orange wood stick to clean up any excess polish or smudges

cleaning nail manicure excess


To avoid difficulties cleaning up smudges after painting your nails, prepare your skin and cuticles with Latex Adhesive Nail Tapes.

If you don't have any acetone, cotton and a toothpick or orange wood stick, you can use tape to pull off any excess polish.

  1. Apply a topcoat and add a little cuticle oil or any type of skin moisturizing oil on your cuticle area to finish the manicure.

applying top coat to nails
applying cuticle oil to nails

After you master basic DIY nails at home, you’re ready to add more designs using simple techniques like nail stamping.

Check out this quick, easy tutorial and learn how nail stamping works:

If you're looking for the perfect DIY nail art or nail polish colors to use on your next manicure, we recommend checking out our Pinterest feed! There are tons of great designs to give you some nail inspiration and tutorials to teach you how to practice more advanced techniques.

We’re sure you'll need some materials after checking out Pinterest, so be sure to browse our best-selling products that are trendy and affordable for any style of nail arts that you love.

If you prefer to learn with visuals instead of reading, you may want to check out our YouTube channel and Instagram account to see our weekly live streams, short educational clips, and more to help you with your nail journey.

We hope that this blog has helped you understand more about the basics of doing your nails at home, and we can't wait to see your nail art too! When you’ve gotten comfortable with DIY nails, you’ll be so thankful to know that you’re no longer shelling out money to get salon-quality manicures!

If there's anything else about nail care or DIY nail projects that interests you, let us know in the comments below. One of our nail experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We're always ready to help with tips on how to do your nails at home, so don't hesitate to reach out via email at

Remember practice makes extraordinary! Happy stamping!

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