Everything you need for a quick at-home manicure


Need to get your paws ready for a last minute date or a dinner with friends and don't have time to get a manicure? You already know that I love CVS (you can read all about it here). Both for it's convenience and it's stock of high-end brands, it's my go-to for quick and affordable beauty buys. Pick up these essentials at CVS for a quick and easy at-home manicure and get primping!

First, get your cuticles in order:

Grab some Gel Cuticle Eraser from Sally Hansen ($4.99 at CVS) and a Beauty 360 Cuticle Pusher ($4.99 at CVS) to get your nails in ship shape before painting. All you need to do is dab some of cuticle gel on each of your cuticles and let it sit (I leave it on for about 10 minutes). Once it all soaks in, push down those creeper cuticles with the pusher tool then wash your hands well. The result will make your nails look cleaner and longer.

Then hit all your nails with a good base coat (I like Sally Hansen's Smooth & Strong Base Coat for this job -- but any kind will do). Then the fun part: picking your color. For winter, I like this deep red polish from essie (essie's "Fishnet Stockings," $8.50 at CVS) but, then again, I like the classics. CVS has a huge line of essie (and OPI) shades to satisfy any taste.

Top your polish off with "Vite dry fast top coat" from Seche ($9.49 at CVS). This stuff will seriously lock in your paint job so your nails will look fabulous for days. 

Go get 'em, girls!