How to Give Yourself the Best At-Home Manicure
June 10, 2022

How to Give Yourself the Best At-Home Manicure

Have you had a stressful day, week, or maybe year? If so, you are not alone. A great way to ease your stress and make you feel more relaxed is to give yourself a nice, relaxing manicure from the comfort of your own home. Semi cured gel nails are the best way to get that peaceful at-home manicure because they are so convenient and easy to apply. Today, we’re going to show you how to give yourself the best at-home manicure. Get ready to feel pampered and relaxed and also have a stunning manicure by the end of it!

At-Home Manicure

Setting is Everything

The first step in accomplishing a peaceful at-home manicure is to make sure the setting is right for the occasion. In other words, now is the time to make your surroundings as relaxing as possible. We recommend lighting a nice candle in a scent that you love. Not only will the scent add to the mood, but the warm lighting will also help you make you feel relaxed. You can also put on some nice slow music or whatever type of music makes you feel happy and calm. Remember, the theme we are going for today is relaxing.


Before the actual manicure begins, there are a few important steps we must follow to prepare to have a seamless at-home manicure. Firstly, change into some comfy clothes. This will not only help you feel more relaxed but it will help in the actual manicure process. When you are in comfy clothes, you won’t need to constantly readjust your clothes or scratch where your clothes are uncomfortable. Being in comfortable clothes is very important. Secondly, if you have hair that is long enough to fall in your face, make sure to tie or clip back your hair before you start applying the nails.

The last thing you’ll want is to have hair all over your face and not be able to push it back. Thirdly, set up your ohora Gel Lamp before you get started. Doing this now will save you the hassle of having to do it when your nails are applied but not yet fully cured. To set up your Gel Lamp, all you have to do is plug it into a device with a USB port. Then, set up the correct curing time based on how long your set of semi cured gel nails need to cure. Depending on the exact nail kit you have, you’ll set the curing time to either 45 or 60 seconds, but all this will be laid out for you in your instructions manual. No need to memorize this now!

At-Home Manicure

Apply the Semi Cured Gel Nails

Now the actual application process can begin. Peel off the semi cured gel nail strips from the sheet, and firmly press them onto your natural nails. If you peel off a nail that is not the correct size for you, simply peel off another and try again. Each ohora semi cured gel nail kit comes with 30 gel nails in a total of 15 different sizes!

Apply pressure onto the nail evenly to make the nail look as flat against your nail as possible. If there are any bubbles, make sure to press them out before curing your nails. Do this step of peeling and applying until all of your nails have semi cured gel nails firmly pressed on. At this point, they will still be too long, but this is where the next step comes in!

Trim and File Your Semi Cured Gel Nails

Once the semi cured gel nails have been pressed onto your nails, use a pair of nail clippers to trim them down to the correct size. This doesn’t have to be exactly the length or shape that you want them to be quite yet, but try to get them down to a length that is close to your natural nails. Then it is time to file down the gel nails.

This is when you can really focus on getting just the right shape and length. If you don’t own a nail file (or can’t find yours), you’ll be able to find a file in your ohora semi cured gel nail kit. Each kit comes with a file and a wooden stick to push back your cuticles and clean under your nails if needed. Once the nails are properly trimmed and filed, it is time to move on to the final step for the best at-home manicure.  

At-Home Manicure

Cure Your Semi Cured Gel Nails

The final step is to cure your nails. Fully curing the semi cured gel nails makes them hard and ready to take on whatever might come their way. Follow the instructions in your nail kit for the exact curing time your set of gel nails requires. Once all your nails are cured, give yourself a pat on the back, because you have achieved the best at-home manicure! We hope you try an at-home manicure yourself using ohora semi cured gel nails and find that it can be the peaceful, relaxing manicure you’ve been needing to treat yourself with.