4 DIY Home Manicure Must-Haves
These products nail it
There's nothing quite like a fresh manicure to finish a look. Here, our picks for the top polish, base coat, top coat, and nail treatment.
Ilana Blitzer, Health beauty director; Paul Cucinello, celebrity hair stylist in Los Angeles and New York City; Francesca Fusco, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City; Suzy Gerstein, New York City celebrity makeup artist; Julie Kandalec, celebrity manicurist and creative director of Paintbox in New York City; Joanna Simkin, New York City celebrity makeup artist; Alexis Wolfer, founder of TheBeautyBean.com; Jessica Wu, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Souther California School of Medicine in Los Angeles
Essie Cashmere Mattes
These six polishes are classically crisp and cleanâ€”but with a cool satin-matte finish, says manicurist Julie Kandalec.
Deborah Lippman The Wait Is Over Quick-Dry Drops
"The odorless drops form a protective barrier and dry nails faster than a New York minute," Kandalec says.
Orly One Night Stand Peel-Off Base Coat
This base eliminates the need for harsh scrubbing, soaking and even remover, our testers confirm.
In the age of gel manis, tips could use a little TLC. This keratin-infused formula helps strengthen nail beds and softens cuticles.