I wanna hold your hand is not just a song by the Beatles. It’s what we as women want men to be thinking when they look at our hands.  What a wonderful feeling when that special someone just has to touch your hand to see if it feels as soft as it looks. But with today’s busy schedules you can’t always make it to a Nail Salon.  Besides, we’re all looking for ways to save a few bucks whenever possible. And a manicure doesn’t always fit into the budget.

Well ladies, I have found a wonderful way to have that just manicured look on a budget.  The first step is to clean and exfoliate the hands. For this I use Lemon Ginger Mint Manicure in a Jar by Carols Daughter.  You will fall in love with this product.  It gently exfoliates the skin with sea salt while the lemon and mint fragrance gives you an unexpected aroma therapy experience. The blend of natural butters and essential oils is soothing to the skin. Apply a small amount to your hands. Gently rub your hands together in a washing motion then rinse them with warm water and they will be refreshed and moisturized and feel so soft and smooth you won’t believe they’re the same hands.

Next you want to file and shape the nails to your liking. Then you’re ready to apply a good base coat. My favorite is Avon Nail Experts Smooth Beginnings.  The brush is what sets it apart to me because it is flat instead of round. The difference this makes in the application process is unbelievable. It glides across each nail, even in the corners, with ease.  Once it dries apply your favorite shade of polish. Again, I love the Avon Nail Experts.  You’re almost done.  The finishing touch is the top coat. Believe me this will keep your polish from chipping and the color from fading as fast.

Now go ahead. Reach out and touch someone with those soft, beautifully manicured hands of yours.

Lemon Ginger Mint Manicure in a Jar can be purchased at Carol’s Daughter online, in her retail Boutiques or at Sephora for $13.50 (2 oz jar).

Avon Nail Experts can be purchased online or through your Avon Representative for $5.00 to $6.00 a bottle.  Sometimes you can catch them on sale for up to half off.  And you know the deal, when that happens, stock up.  For the price of one Salon manicure you have enough products to last a few months.