Easy Perfect Painted Nails for Prom (or another special occasion)

Prom can be expensive. So can weddings — understatement of the year. There are a lot of places to save money by DIYing your way through, and doing your own manicure is one of them. The thing is, for people who only do their nails for these special occasions, it’s tough to search for help and find a huge list of expensive products to buy, especially when some of them are to ensure your polish lasts for weeks instead of just for your special event.

This video is a guide for people who rarely paint their nails, so it’s very exhaustive and frankly kind of long. I hope it’s helpful for anyone who wants to look great on their big day.

Before the video, here’s a list of the general stuff I recommend for this. I’ll put the specific products I used both under the video here and in the video description box on youtube as always. I’m doing both because I don’t want you to feel like you have to run out and get the specific thing I used, so this is just a quick checklist. I know y’all have some nice lotion kicking around your house without going to specifically buy it. Don’t play into that foolishness.

  • Lotion or Cuticle Oil
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Cotton balls & Q Tips
  • Cuticle Sticks
  • Nail File
  • Nail Polish (duh)
  • Top Coat
  • Small Brush for Cleanup
  • Optional: Base Coat
  • Optional: Glitter Polish & other embellishments

Products & Tools Used:

💅 Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro 360 “Cherry Fashion” – https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rimmel-London-Lasting-Finish-Pro-Up-to-10-Days-Nail-Polish-You-Pick-a-Color/201137144627?var=500302999420&hash=item2ed4b54333:m:mdIf2ohHrNI4iYBlsZBYmMg:sc:USPSFirstClass!30044!US!-1
💅 Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 390 “Red Carpet” – https://www.amazon.com/Sally-Hansen-Nails-Xtreme-Carpet/dp/B004KRYM9O
💅 Sinful Colors 360 “Easy Going” – http://sinfulcolors.com/productMain/colorDetails/27
💅 L. A. Colors Star Light – https://www.walmart.com/ip/L-A-Colors-Color-Craze-NP443-Star-Light-Nail-Polish-with-Hardeners-0-44-fl-oz/55331742
💅 Sally Hansen Top Coat – https://www.sallyhansen.com/us/nail-care/big-kwik-dry-top-coat
💅 OPI Base Coat – https://www.opi.com/nail-care/top-and-base-coats/natural-nail-base-coat
💅 Striping Tape – https://www.amazon.com/30Pcs-Colors-Striping-Decoration-Sticker/dp/B00A76CPUA
🛠️ Palmer’s Cocoa Butter (lotion) – https://www.amazon.com/Palmers-Butter-Formula-Lotion-Fragrance/dp/B0009F3O8Q?th=1
🛠️ Cuticle Stick – https://www.amazon.com/Stick-Orange-Cuticle-Pusher-Remover/dp/B009K2BA1M
🛠️Nail File – https://www.amazon.com/MAKARTT-Professional-Files-Washable-Double/dp/B01E3PAM9Q
🛠️ Pure Acetone (remover) – https://www.amazon.com/Super-Nail-Pure-Acetone-fl/dp/B009SDJQCI

🛠️Clean Up Brush – https://www.elfcosmetics.com/small-angled-brush/100102.html
🛠️ Makeup Sponge – https://www.amazon.com/FantaSea-Latex-Free-Wedges-100-count/dp/B0035LCSCO

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