Mani 101: Nail-Care Tools Every Woman Needs

Getting the perfect manicure at the salon is easy, but achieving the same results at home is all about having the right tools. Click through to see the must-haves you need to make do-it-yourself manicures a snap!

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Nail Polish Remover

Bring the feel of a professional manicure home with Zoya 3-in-1 Nail Polish Remover. This highly effective remover leaves nails clean, prepped and conditioned, and the flip open pump bottle will remind you of the one your manicurist uses. $10, zoya.com

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Nail Clippers

Whether you are looking to create a round nail, a square nail or any shape in between, ULTA Beauty Professional Nail Clippers can help get the job done. The streamline design allows for more control and easily cuts through nails for effortless shaping. $5, ulta.com

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Nail File

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then say hello to your new manicure bestie, Diamancel Diamond Nail File. The company utilized the abrasive qualities found in diamonds and created a line of semi-flexible and flexible nail files that help shape and file all nail types. $28, sephora.com

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Nail Buffer

Smooth out any nail imperfections with Revlon’s Crazy Shine Nail Buffer. The teardrop shape gives ultimate control while one side buffs nails smooth and the other creates mirror-like shine. $4, ulta.com

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Cuticle Pusher

The Tweezerman Pushy and Nail Cleaner is a great 2-in-1 tool that acts as both a cuticle pusher and a nail cleaner. Its textured surface allows for a secure grip so you can gently push back your cuticles without the risk of scratching. $20, sephora.com

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Cuticle Clippers

Cleaning up your cuticles is quick and easy with the Sephora Collection Cut To the Point Cuticle Nipper, which is easy to use and control. Plus, the stainless steel design allows for easy cleaning. $24, sephora.com

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Hand and Nail Moisturizer

No manicure is complete without a good layer of moisturizer. Wrap your nails and hands with Vaseline’s Healthy Hand & Nail Conditioning Lotion, which helps soften skin and strengthen nails. $4, walgreens.com

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Base Coat

The key to a great manicure is making sure you start with the right foundation. Orly Bonder Extra Strong Rubberized Basecoat bonds to each nail and provides a smooth surface to allow for even polish application. And, it helps prevent chipping. $10, orlybeauty.com

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Nail Polish

Now that your nails are perfectly prepped, they are ready for color. ColorClub’s Ticket To Paradise Collection features bright, fun colors that are perfect for the warmer months ahead. $9 each, colorclub.com

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Topcoat

You’re almost done, but the last step in your manicure is a good topcoat, to seal everything in. Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D Top Coat goes on thick, giving nails a gel-like shine in a flash. $10, target.com

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