At-Home Spa Manicure

Who doesn’t love getting a manicure! But student life *cue many tears over my bank account* Tiber River Naturals also sells their products so you can recreate that beautiful serene spa experience at home (can you tell how badly I want to go to the spa?) So here’s how you can recreate a spa-worthy manicure.

You’ll need:

  • cuticle remover,
  • a cuticle pusher,
  • cuticle clippers,
  • a nail file,
  • hand scrub,
  • nail polish,
  • a base coat, and
  • a top coat


Step 1: Soak your hands in warm soapy water for a few minutes. Then apply and massage in the cuticle remover to each nail for about 10 seconds per nail. Push back your cuticles with the cuticle pusher.

Step 2: Now clean up your cuticles using the clippers. Be careful here. Take your time so you don’t clip off any extra skin. You don’t want to have a fresh cut with your glam nails.

Step 3: Use the nail file to shape your nails into your desired shape. There’s been many trends lately in nail shapes, but the most popular are almond and squared oval, but if you’re feeling a little bit like Bad Girl RiRi go for a sharp stiletto look. Rawr!

Step 4: Hand scrub time!! I absolutely love Tiber River’s hand scrub – specifically their yuzu fresh scent – mmm baby! Wet your hands and then massage it in for 60 seconds. Rinse and be in awe at how soft your hands are.

Step 5: Prep your nails with base coat. Don’t skip this coat. It protects your nails from the colour – a.k.a. your nails won’t be yellow when you take off your mani.

Step 6: Choose your favourite nail polish colour. This may be the toughest part! I love to choose based on seasons, and most often I still can’t choose one so I do my ring finger a different colour from the rest. And if the smell of nail polish ruins the experience, use China Glaze nail polish. Their special formula won’t stink up your house.

Step 7: Finishing touches. Once your nails are painted, top it off with top coat so you can show off your main for weeks to come and say “yes, I did them myself!” Soften up those hands with Tiber River yuzu fresh hand lotion so when everyone is ogling over your nails, they’ll also want to know how your hands are so soft.

Find the products at Tiber River Naturals and locations at

Enjoy your DIY spa-worthy manicure!



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