Intensive Hand and Nail Spa at Home: DIY

by Saloni Shah on July 14, 2013 · 47 comments

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Intensive Hand and Nail Spa at Home: DIY

Hello sweeties,

Here I am with a DIY. Most of the activities that we go through, hands are the maximum used body part, be it writing, typing, eating, washing clothes or utensils on the part of housewives, cooking and even while doing make-up and the face takes away all the pampering. So let’s not be unfair to the hands and give them an even treat. This is one of the easiest spas where you can treat your hands and nails at the same time. It will take hardly 30 minutes of your day and you can pick Sundays like I do for pampering your hands. So let’s start.

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Things you will need:

• Nail polish remover or nail polish remover pads
• A big bowl of hot water
• Lemon
• Rosewater
• Nail clipper
• Nail filer
• Nail buffer
• Olive oil
• Pumice stone
• Fuller’s earth pack or any of your choice
• Exfoliating scrub
• Moisturizer of your choice
Things needed

Step 1: In the very first step, you will take the nail remover pads and wipe off the old nail polish. Here I had applied only the base coat, so I am removing that off.
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Step 2: Take a big bowl, big enough to dip both of your hands. Fill the bowl with hot water and put in some rosewater and half a lemon. Putting in the lemon will help to lighten the darkness or the tan on your hands and also remove the yellowish stains from your nails. Keep your hands dipped in for like 10 minutes. Now that your nails have become soft, wipe the entire hands with a towel and clip of the nails if you want if they are a bit big.
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Step 3: Now take your filer and start filing the nails in the preferred shape, either square or oval. One important tip is that while filing your nails, never move the filer back and forth to shape it, they make your nails weak and prone to breakage. Always move the filer on only one direction while shaping them.
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Step 4: Now take the buffer and rub it back and forth on your nails. You will think that the buffer is not doing anything but it actually removes the rough upper layer from your nails and reveals a very smooth layer and gives it a shine. You can feel the smoothness by touching them.
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Step 5: Now take olive oil on your palms and massage your hands for 5-7 minutes. Massage all the parts of the hands for 2 minutes each, the palm, fingers, nails and the back portion of the hand like shown in the pictures.
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Step 6: Now you already have the olive oil on your hands, now rub the pumice stone in circular motions on your hands to buff away the rough dry skin and the dark cells. Don’t be very harsh or the pumice stone will cause rashes on your delicate skin.

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Step 7: Now as you apply the pack on your face, remember your hands need it too to remove the impurities. So mix rosewater and fuller’s earth and apply it on both the hands and let it dry. You can use any pack of your choice.

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Step 8: Wash your hands and pick an exfoliating scrub of your choice. Take a pea sized amount and exfoliate for 2 minutes and wash your hands again.
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Step 9: Now when you applied the pack and exfoliated the hands, some particles might have got stuck on the edges of the nails or inside the nails if your nails are long. So with the help of the filer, clean the stuff from inside of your nails and even the corners.

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Step 10: Now finally pick your favourite moisturiser and moisturise your hands.
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Final look: Now apply the base coat and apply it twice to prevent frequent chipping of your nails. And apply your desired nail polish and you are done babies!! Here you will notice then your hands will be much smoother and softer than before and the nails will be naturally shiny and strong before you apply your nail paints. Do this once every week or in 15 days to give your hands and nails a delicate treat.
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Hope you like this diy of mine …!!! And you may also reduce or skip any step if you think you are overdoing. Thank you..!

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neha July 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm

*clap* wah saloni kya baat hai
thnks for this and beautiful nails *preen* *nails*


saloni..!! July 14, 2013 at 10:23 pm

I am soo happieee you liked it Neha di *puchhi* *thankyou* *thankyou* sooo much … i just chipped a nail today..and that too thumb wala…sob sob sob *cry* *cry* *cry* *cry*


Sayed Maria July 14, 2013 at 3:05 pm



saloni..!! July 14, 2013 at 10:26 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* very much *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*


Parmita July 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Wow !! that’s a very nice and detailed post with pics *clap*


saloni..!! July 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Yeah Parmita… was an effort to put in the things in the easiest way and glad you guys liked it *happy dance* *happy dance*


divya July 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm

woow, so easy peasy and doable home spa for hand. and came on sunday..going to try this right now


saloni..!! July 14, 2013 at 10:28 pm

*thankyou* divya *hifive* do try it your hands and nails will look much better *happydance*


Sowmya July 14, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I just love this post ..thank you.. Its sunday , better I end the day with nail spa *thankyou*


saloni..!! July 14, 2013 at 10:29 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* and your welcome as well *happy dance* yes surely do it… you will surely get good results *puchhi*


Sital July 14, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I really loved this step by step DIY manicure… Saloni *oye balle* *oye balle* and your hands and nails are simply perfect *nails* *nails* *nails* S


saloni..!! July 14, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Glad you liked it Sital *happy dance* *happy dance* awwww thank you sooo much for that compliment dear… felt really good *happydance*


happygoluckygal July 14, 2013 at 4:50 pm

super awesome..:) love the final output..!! *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*


saloni..!! July 14, 2013 at 10:41 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* very much *pompom* me always love the final output *pompom*


happygoluckygal July 16, 2013 at 1:13 am

*clap* *clap*


Nix July 14, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Wow…. its realy helpful will try this 🙂


saloni..!! July 14, 2013 at 10:42 pm

*thankyou* very much Nix *pompom* glad i could help in some or the other way *pompom* *pompom*


Rati July 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm

That is a very very good post saloni. I’d do to pamper my hands like this. Your hands look really beautiful. 🙂


saloni..!! July 14, 2013 at 10:44 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* Sooo much Rati di *pompom* soooo happie that you liked my diy *happy dance* you have dry skin na toh massage more with the oil and you may skip the pack because that makes the hands more dry *haan ji*


Shinku Mishra July 14, 2013 at 5:28 pm

*clap* auxiliary …


saloni..!! July 14, 2013 at 10:45 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* very much *happydance* *happydance*


saim saeed July 14, 2013 at 6:22 pm

wowwwwwwwww watta post n ur hand luks so marvellous as it done by someone profssnl wowwwww *puchhi* *puchhi* *puchhi* *puchhi* *puchhi* *pompom* *pompom*


saloni..!! July 14, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Awwww that’s a heart touching comment *cry* *happydance* *thankyou* *thankyou* sooo much… do try it your hands and nails will look the same *pompom*


Nidhi R July 14, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Your hands look so beautiful Saloni and a nice post. you have mentioned everything so easily. Will certainly try it out


saloni..!! July 14, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Yeah i tried to put in everything in the easiest possible way i could *happy dance* glad you liked it *hifive* and *thankyou* *thankyou* loads Nidhi *puchhi*


Mishti July 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Such an useful post Saloni *clap* *clap*


saloni..!! July 14, 2013 at 10:48 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* very much Mishti *hifive* *hifive* do try it once yourself *pompom*


Anita July 14, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Bookmarking it *pompom* n surely g0na do dis.. *thanku*


saloni..!! July 14, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Glad i could help Anita *hifive* *hifive* do try it and let me know how did you like it *happydance*


shreya July 14, 2013 at 10:44 pm

such a lovely diy *puchhi* thanks 4 sharing


saloni..!! July 14, 2013 at 10:51 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* soo much Shreya *puchhi* *puchhi*


Ekta July 14, 2013 at 10:57 pm

v useful post saloni..thanku 😀


Ekta July 14, 2013 at 10:59 pm

bookmarked *happydance*


saloni..!! July 15, 2013 at 11:28 am

*thankyou* *thankyou* loads Ekta *happydance* *happydance* do try it in free time … your hands will feel really relaxed *pompom*


Vidhi V July 14, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Lovely post Saloni!
I’m sure gonna do this… Your hands look lovely…
Amazing pics too *clap*


saloni..!! July 15, 2013 at 11:30 am

*thankyou* *thankyou* tons Vidhi for soo many compliments *pompom* do try this on sunda… you will enjoy it *happydance*


René July 15, 2013 at 12:06 am

Perfect post for Sunday! I love pampering my hands. *nails* Aapke haath bahut hi sundar hai. *haan ji*


saloni..!! July 15, 2013 at 11:32 am

*thankyou* *thankyou* sooo much Rene… *happy dance* *happy dance* started loving my hands too after this diy *happydance* yes try it on saturdays or sundays *happydance* *happydance*


Lakshmipriya July 15, 2013 at 9:06 am

Awesome Manicure Saloni *clap* *clap* *clap* And you’ve cute long nails 🙂 *woot* The nail polish color is so hot 😉


saloni..!! July 15, 2013 at 11:33 am

Yeahhhh same here… i love this colour too a lot and love hot pink too… they look sooo haawwttt *pompom* *pompom* *nails* glad you liked it and *thankyou*


Nalini Jindal July 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Very nice Saloni….amazing post..pretty hands….beautiful pics.. *puchhi* *clap* *clap*


Saloni..!! July 16, 2013 at 6:32 am

Woooow sooo many compliments *drool* *thankyou* *thankyou* soooo much *puchhi* do try it once in freetime..your hands will look even more beautiful trust me *happy dance*


nimisha July 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Such a lovely post. *thankyou* saloni u made my day


Saloni..!! July 16, 2013 at 6:34 am

Awwwww m sooo happiee you saying thay Nimisha *puchhi* *puchhi* *thankyou* *thankyou* very very much *happy dance* *happy dance*


nimisha July 16, 2013 at 2:11 pm

*puchhi* beautiful hands saloni .waiting for your next post.


nadia July 16, 2013 at 12:41 am

*thankyou* i tried this DIY ryt now … my hands look cleaner brighter n softer too 😀 😀 m so glad … keep up such good work *puchhi* *puchhi*


Saloni..!! July 16, 2013 at 11:10 am

Wooooow u tried it *drool* glad it worked for u too *hifive* and your most welcome *pompom*


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