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5 Nail Tools You Should Know


If an at-home pedi is a regular thing for you, you might be ready to invest in some new tools.
If an at-home pedi is a regular thing for you, you might be ready to invest in some new tools.
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The mani/pedi is one of those beauty treatments that crosses style boundaries. Women who put on no other makeup at all are wearing polish on fingers and toes alongside those who walk the red carpet in the grocery store. Even men go in for the occasional scrub and buff. And while the spa version is heavenly, lots of people are doing up those pretty nails at home.

And why not? You can pick up the essential tools where you buy your groceries, and the DIY mani/pedi will almost always cost less than going to a pro.

Most of us know the standbys: clippers, file and polish, and maybe extras like ridge filler and cuticle scissors. (Incidentally, you might want to chuck the latter, but we'll get to that in a bit.) There are, however, some less-common tools that go beyond the starter kit and are worth a trip to the beauty store, although that probably won't be required.

Here, five handy tools to take your manicure up a notch. Some are time savers; others are about results. One even makes the process healthier.

Let's start with increased speed (and the only power tool on the list).


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