5 Home Tips for Flawless Nails

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You don’t have to be a Hollywood celebrity to have perfect nails. In fact, you can give yourself a salon worthy manicure from home using these five items you probably already have in your kitchen and bathroom cupboards.


Vinegar actually works surprisingly well at making your nail polish last longer. Use cotton wool to pat vinegar on your nails before you paint them. The polish you apply should stay on longer than applying to your bare nails.

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Castor Oil

Castor oil is high in vitamin E which can rescue brittle nails. Rub a small amount on your cuticles and nails each day and in 12 weeks your nails will be healthier than ever.


If you’re not salon trained, it can be a challenge not to paint the skin around your nails as well as the nail itself when applying nail polish. By using a cotton bud to apply Vaseline around your nail, all you have to do is wipe it off if your nail polish goes onto your skin.

Lemon Juice

If you’re a fan of dark nail polish, you’ll be no stranger to the pains of yellowed finger nails. Soak your nails in lemon juice to whiten them.

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Hand Cream

There are plenty of products out there that promise to strengthen your brittle nails, but some hand cream will keep them strong.