Glossworks’ nail polish range is never tested on animals and contains no animal products or any of the usual harmful chemicals found in nail varnish like formadehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, paraben, xylene, ethyl tosylamide and lead.
Set the Scene
Put on your favourite playlist, make yourself a drink, light a scented candle and change into comfortable clothes.
Fill up two large bowls - one for hands and one for feet - with warm water, adding bath salts to help soften the skin. Get comfortable and immerse your feet in the foot bowl.
While your feet are soaking, it’s time to prep your fingernails. If nails are long, use nail clippers to trim, then shape gently with a nail file into the desired shape. Once you’re happy with the shape, place your fingertips into the finger bowl and soak for four minutes.
Sit back and enjoy the sensation of the warm water.
When the four minutes is up, remove your now-softened fingertips and very gently push back the cuticles, clipping away any loose cuticle with cuticle scissor. Be careful not to damage the cuticle.
It’s time to turn your attention to your feet. Remove feet from the warm water and use a pumice or foot file to gently remove the hard skin from your heels and the balls of your foot. Dry off your feet, clip then file nails and push back cuticles, as you did with your hands. Massage in a rich moisturiser.
Back to Hand Prep
Dry your nails, then apply a drop of Glossworks’ Nail & Cuticle Oil to every nail, rubbing the oil into the cuticle in a circular motion. Finish by massaging your favourite hand cream into your palms, fingers and knuckles.
Take a cotton bud soaked in Glossworks Polish Remover and remove the excess oil from the nails.
Apply an even base coat of Glossworks’ BB Base Coat to every fingernail for an even-toned, smooth finish, plus it’ll help protect the nail. You could also build up the subtle colour of the BB base coat and use this as your main colour.
Once the base coat is dry, choose one of Glossworks’ Colour Lacquers. Use a generous amount of polish for a smooth coat and try to paint each nail using only three brush strokes: One on the left side, one on the right side and one down the middle. Apply two coats for a richer colour.
If you make a mistake, move on and finish the rest of your nails, then use a cotton bud soaked in nail varnish remover and start the nail again.
Once the colour coats are dry, finish off your manicure with a final coat of Glossworks’ multi-functional 3-in-1 polish, which prevents chipping and gives an extra-glossy finish.
Sit back, enjoy your music or podcast and sip your drink while you wait for your nails to dry. This might take up to fifteen minutes.
Once your nails are dry, repeat the process with your toes.