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Everything You Need For A DIY Manicure

Manicure must-haves for an at-home pamper session

By Felicity Carter | 1 year ago

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In need of a nourishing pick-me-up? The best way to wind-down and feel pampered at home is with a manicure. From ultra-nourishing creams for chapped hands to nails polishes, glitters and whizzy tools, we’ve rounded up our favourite products for achieving a DIY manicure (without having to visit the salon).

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Everything You Need For A DIY Manicure

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Set of colourful nail polishes


Eco Ego Plant Power Vegan Nail Polish, £9, nailsinc.com

Nails.INC has an award-winning line of long lasting, quick drying plant-based nail polishes in a range of shades including this ECO EGO in bright red. The formula is free from formaldehyde, acetone, and parabens, it’s also cruelty free, vegan and halal friendly.

Box with nail varnishes


Damaged Nails Treatment 3 Piece Kit, £19.95, jessicacosmetics.co.uk

With the cold winter weather comes dry hands and damaged nails, but luckily beauty brand Jessica has a treatment kit to revitalise nails. Follow the three easy steps outlined to rebuild nails from foundation to surface with the restoration base coat, brilliance topcoat and intensive moisturiser. It’s ideal for post-acrylic or damaged nails.

Close up of hand with glitter

Manicurist Paris

Rose Gold Biodegradable Glitter, £9, manucurist.com

French beauty brand Manicurist is known for offering nail products that use plant-based, non-toxic ingredients and eco-friendly packaging. Along with the polishes, the brand offers biodegradable rose gold glitter that’s made from regenerated plant cellulose, suitable for vegans and cruelty free.

Gold tube with black cap


Shea Nail & Cuticle Nourishing Oil, £14.50, loccitane.com

Nourish your cuticles with this vegan friendly oil from L’Occitane. Enriched with 30 percent shea oil, 99 percent natural origin and 97 percent readily biodegradable ingredients, it both softens the cuticles and strengthens the nails, and comes with a handy brush for easy application.

Wooden nail brush

So Eco

Nail and Pedicure Brush, £3.60, lookfantastic.com

So Eco has won a whole host of awards and is celebrated for its environmentally-responsible eco-beauty line of products including this cruelty-free Nail and Pedicure Brush. Here there are rows of bristly synthetic fibres on either side, that’ll really get into the crevices to remove stubborn dirt.


Pink tube with silver cap

Molton Brown

Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Hand Cream, £12, moltonbrown.co.uk

With notes of rhubarb leaf, yuzu, rose and vanilla, this little hand cream from Molton Brown is perfect for when you’re on-the-go – just keep it in your handbag.

Red ouch with nail products on pink background

Manicurist Paris

Nail Care Coral Pouch, £75, manucurist.com

This pouch is ideal for an at home pamper session, as it comes with the all the essentials for healthy, polished nails in a pouch made from upcycled denim. Inside you’ll find a range of green treats that will take you from preparation to finish.

Bottle of nail varnish remover


Clean Nail Polish Remover, £19, nailberry.co.uk

Not only does Nailberry have a spectacular line of varnishes, it also offers a clean polish remover. It used bi-phase technology that’s infused with moisture and nutrition to revive and harden nails while removing any lingering colour.

Nail gift set


Flawless Mani Nail Treatment Gift Set, £25, nailsinc.com

A complete kit for tired hands, Nails.INC’s mani giftset includes the NAILKALE base coat, the St James red polish, 45 second topcoat with retinol, nail file and a pack of the coveted Diamond Hands masks to give your skin and nails a hit of intense moisturising hydration.

Bottle of red nail varnish


Les Mains Hermes Nail Enamel, £42, hermes.com

For a classic posh polish, look to the Rouge Piment by Hermès. It’ll give long-lasting, smooth lacquered shine thanks to the high concentration of ultra-fine pigments. The formula is made in France, is composed of at least 71 percent ingredients of natural origin, and is available in 23 other shades that are inspired by the colours of Hermès enamel.

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