Manicure-ing 101 + Pro Polishing Tips

In this video I will show you how I (personally & professionally) do a manicure.

Quick Step Tips:

1.  Sanitze. Even if it’s your own hand.

2.  File. side-to-center with a gentle 240 grit file.

3.  Soak in a warm water bath.

4.  Remove cuticle with a cuticle remover.  Don’t scrape or press  hard on the nail plate.

5.  Buff gently towards the free edge with cuticle oil.

6.  Clean nail with a mani brush and a spray bottle.  Water deactivates the cuticle remover.

7.  Scrub with scrub fresh.  Remove all the oil.

8.  Proper preparation is the key!

Now I give away ALL of my Pro Polishing Tricks.  Prepare for happiness!

Quick Step Tips:

1.  Prep the nail with Scrub Fresh or Polish Remover.  Oil on the nail plate=Chipped Mani’s

2.  Stabilize your pinky finger.

3.  Apply base coat.  * Place polish brush 1/8 in away from cuticle and push back, pull forward, drag side-to-side, cap.*

4.  Apply color coat.

5.  Apply color coat again.  Yes, always do 2 coats.

6.  Apply top coat.

7.  Scape around with a Orangewood Stick.

8.  No Q-tips and remover.

9.  Use the top coat for touch-ups.

10.  Spray with Quick Dry Spray or use Drying Drops.

11.  Dry fully with a desk lamp or a gentle, cool fan.

I hope you love it.  Play and enjoy!

Shellac by CND

If you know me, then you definitely know how much I am in love with CND’s Shellac…
and if you have tried it yourself, then I know how much you are in love with it as well.  So I felt that it was only appropriate (and entirely expected) that my first “A Pro’s View” Product Review, be… you guessed it… SHELLAC.

14 Day Wear

No Dry Time

Mirror Finish

Off in minutes (No soaking)

hypo-allergenic & 3 FREE

What makes this product so incredible, is that it goes on like a polish but acts like a gel.

This is the cleanest, safest, and most impressive nail product I have ever seen as a professional.  It doesn’t damage the natural nail.  In fact, I am seeing IMPROVEMENT in my clients naturals nails.  Keeping your nails protected is needed for strong, healthy nails.  Shellac is doing a fantastic job of protecting while adding that little bit of extra strength that we all desire for our nails.

Shellac is a professional product and costs double your regular manicure price because it lasts for twice the amount of time (10 to 14 days)  It is also a new high quality technology and is 3 times more expensive on a wholesale level.  So, don’t feel jaded when your nail stylist tells  you it will cost $30-40 for the service.

A Serious Warning: I am having many many many clients come to me for a service and needing their “shellac” replaced.  But, guess what?  It isn’t always shellac.  It’s  the old school soak off gels.  There are nail salons out there lying to their clients and telling them they are using shellac, when they are actually using a colored soak-off gel!!  Wrong!  So wrong!  So stay away from those “Cheap places” – You know the ones i”m talking about.  If you don’t see the name on a product about to be used on you, run AWAY from whatever place you are in.  If you are told that there is no difference between shellac and soak off gels, this is a lie too.  There is as huge difference. Find a credible Shellac Salon Here: (if Utah, contact me for my availability)

Ask your Manicurist about trying CND’s Shellac during your next Manicure.  I know you’ll love it!

Have you already tried Shellac?  What was your experience?

Dying to see the colors?  Check them out here:


“Wild Fire” CND Shellac – Oo La La

“Wild Fire” CND Shellac

A gorgeous red you ask? But of course!

“Wild Fire” is most definitely the hot Customer Pick this week.

Stand true to that perfect red that makes you feel so sultry and sexy for your up and coming Valentines Day.

Red, also adds a boost of confidence and power. Oo La La.

“Fedora + Hot Chilis” by CND Shellac. Layering Colors.

I am so excited about this new color combo.

By “layering” two different Shellac colors, I am able to create some amazing and unique colors.

One coat of “Fedora” plus one coat of “Hot Chilis” = this amazing color!

Keep it in mind and ask your Nail Professional about the colors you can achieve with Layering.

With Love,

Apply’ed Beautiful
Jenny Hansen

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“Romantique” by CND Shellac – Voice it? Vote it!

Receiving regular Shellac Manicures, has helped this Apply’ed Beautiful customer, grow out her gorgeous NATURAL nails! I am so proud of her, I could cry.

Choosing a perfect sheer pink, allows that natural free edge (the white part of the nail) to peek through just enough to give your nails a French Tip look.

Going for the Pink AND the White, isn’t necessary if you want a french tip look without the striking bright white. Ask for a Sheer Pink …..or “Romantique” Shellac of course.

Play and Enjoy!

With Lots of Love,

Apply’ed Beautiful
– Jenny Hansen –




Essie “Merino” with CND “Matte Top Coat” – Vote your thoughts?

Grey’s are EVERYWHERE this season. Even on Joan Rivers… It’s true. I watched Fashion Police last night, and there it was.

Yet, a perfect grey polish seems impossible to find.

So I have made my own!

Essie’s Merino with CND’s Matte top coat. I added a second top Coat of CND’s Super Shiny.

The color trends this Fall season are neutrals, darks and pops of earthy looking colors, similar to the “army” theme we are seeing on the runways. This most definitely includes grey’s.

Play and Enjoy!

Lots of Love,

Apply’ed Beautiful
-Jenny Hansen-

“We Can Do It Pink” by Essie with CND “Copper Shimmer”

I HAD to try out this super fab runway look!

Adding one of CND’s Effects (shimmer, glitter, icy) over any neutral color with vamp up your look and always be in style.

Play and enjoy!

With Lots of Love,

Apply’ed Beautiful
-Jenny Hansen-

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