4 Ways To Get A Perfect At-Home Mani If You Really Miss Your Nail Salon

One of the things I miss most about normal life (aka Pre-COVID) is my bi-weekly trip to my local nail salon. I like to refer to my nails at “Unicorn Claws™️” and I can’t tell you how naked I feel without them.

Who knows when we will be able to frequent our local nail salon again, but there’s no need for your nails to suffer. These 4 brands are making at-home manicures easy as pie, even if you hate painting your own nails. I highly recommend putting on an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race and grabbing a glass of wine for the ultimate self-care ritual.

Olive & June “The Nailfie Ready Box”

This limited edition nailfie-ready collection is perfectly fit for fall and has every single thing you need for the perfect salon-level manis and pedis. Inside the beautifully packaged box you’ll find a 8-piece mani system of tools and products plus 6 new 7-free long-lasting nail polishes for the new season. My favorite part is the step-by-step guide they provide so you can truly get the perfect salon manicure. 

 

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Orly Desert Muse

This fall I’m obsessed with these romantic crémes inspired by natural desert landscapes. Warm clay, rose, and burgundy crémes inspired by picturesque sunsets partner with cool-toned sage and midnight blue crémes reminiscent of chilly nights under the desert stars. I love this collection because it’s also vegan, Leaping Bunny Certified cruelty-free, and made with love in Los Angeles.

 

Rave Nailz

Do you get acrylics and miss your long talons? Same. Most press-on nails are garbage, let’s be honest. I love these sets from Rave Nailz because they actually stay on my nails for a long time. They are super easy to apply and come in a bunch of fun and spunky designs. These press-ons take your nails from basic to artistic with unique, one of a kind painted designs like seasonal clouds for spring, flames for all the  fire signs, trend-setting animal prints, and fun patterns with customizable chain accents. Each set includes 24 nails in a full range of sizes as well as a nail glue and file. 

 

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MiniLuxe

MiniLuxe is known for pioneering clean self-care in both their beautiful nail studios and expansive line of non-toxic, vegan, cruelty- and gluten-free nail polish and treatments. Their bottles basically double as vanity décor, they are so pretty! I love their Get Ready Pedicure Kit for the ultimate self-care pampering session. If if you’re looking for designs, they offer nail wraps in the prettiest prints like soft florals and juicy fruits. 

 

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram