At-home manicures have been my little pick-me-up for the last six months! Even my kids love participating and helping me choose colors.
As we head into the colder months and all plan to go out less and less, it’s so nice to have a go-to manicure routine from home. I find that spending 30 minutes doing my nails can turn into some nice “me time”. I wrote this blog post to give you my tips for all the must-haves for perfecting nails at home – plus a few of my favorite polishes and accessories!
MUST-HAVE FALL NAIL POLISH & UV GEL…
The Poppy Manicure Tool
Olive & June
This is the best invention! Seriously…thank me later!
Olive & June
A gorgeous fall red!
U'V Got Me Faded
A dusty lilac with a cream finish!
A vibrant tangerine with a cream finish!
You're a Catch
A warm nude with a cream finish!
Bare My Soul
A mani marriage made in heaven for sheer, natural nails.
A deep-sea indigo blue!
A deep, dark, sinister red…not for the faint of heart, but PERFECT for fall!
An inviting damson plum color!
Meet me at Sunset
Fall Soak-Off Gel Set
This is a great kit that comes with six fall colors!
Nail Polish Removers…
Acetone-Free Nail Polisher Remover
Ella + Mila
This acetone-free remover is my favorite. It’s vitamin-enriched to make my nails harder over time, and the lavender essential oil fragrance is super soothing.
Ultra-Powerful Nail Polish Remover for Gel
This powerful remover will get ANY gel off, I don’t care how good the base coat is!
Professional Nail Care Kit
This kit has everything you’ll need and more!
Cuticle Lab Set
This kit will save your cuticles! It includes Cuticle Oil, Cuticle Remover, Cuticle Cream, and a Cuticle Pusher all in one handy set.
Manicure Tool Kit
My favorite part of this kit is that the buffer has labeling for which side you use first. BLESS!
Gel Remover Kit
This kit is a must for anyone with Gel on their nails! It comes with everything you need to remove right at home!
Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit
Speaking of removing Gel from home…have you tried applying from home? This popular kit is under $40 and includes the LED light, base and top coats, nail art tools, and six Gel Polish colors!
Base & Top Coats…
Gel Couture Platinum Grade Finish Top Coat
This top coat is simply the best! I swear it extends my mani no matter what brand nail polish I put it over!
Natural Nail Base Coat
This is a fan favorite, for sure!
Quick Dry Base Coat
An affordable and highly rated option!
Addicted to Speed - Quick-drying Nail Top Coat
This is a high shine topcoat that dries in a flash!
Dynamic Duo Foundation Base & Top It Off Sealer Soak Off Gel Nail Polish Essential Set
This set is a little pricier, but that’s because it’s used mostly in salons.
No Wipe Gel Top Coat and Base Coat Set
An affordable option for Gel wearers!
If you don’t feel like buying one, this 3-ingredient DIY will work perfectly!
OPI ProSpa Micro-Exfoliating Hand Polish
This professional-grade micro-dermabrasion specifically for hands will leave them silky soft!
Himalayan Salt Scrub
This scrub is non-GMO and free from chemical, gluten, parabens, and alcohol!
Vanilla & Orange Peel Hand Cream
This hand cream is heavenly. It softens and hydrates hands but doesn’t leave them greasy.
Hand Cream in Citrus Mimosa
This hand cream smells divine – like an actual spa!
Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm
L'Occitane en Provence
This hand cream is one of L’Occitane’s hero products. It’s hard to beat!
Photographs by Julia Dags