It is a rite of passage for teen girls to become suddenly very concerned with their appearance. Hair, skin, clothing and nails suddenly take center stage in the life of a teen girl. If a teen girl you love has a birthday or other special occasion coming up, surprise her with a manicure basket that contains all the essential tools for her to spend an enjoyable evening making her fingernails look picture perfect.
Purchase a decorative basket from your favorite retail department store and fill it with the following:
Non acetone nail polish remover – to remove polish and remove any oils from the fingernails
Cotton balls – to apply the nail polish remover
Package of emery boards – to file her fingernails
Nail clipper – to trim nails
Cuticle Nipper – to trim hangnails
Nail buffer – to remove ridges from nails
Hand Cream – to moisturize hands and cuticles
Orangewood sticks – to push back the cuticles
Base coat and top coat – necessary to protect nails and keep polish looking fresh as long as possible
3 2 1 Dry! Salon Nail Dryer – prevents smearing of freshly painted nails and also conditions the nails and cuticles. Take a look at my CP page to read my glowing review of this product. It is a must have.
Choosing nail polish colors to round out your manicure basket is the most enjoyable part. Consider the preferences and likes of the teen girl you are creating the basket for. If she prefers bright colors, fill her basket with oranges, hot pinks and lime greens. If she prefers soft and muted colors, pale pinks, browns and corals are safe choices.
Generally speaking, sticking to the following rules ensures that you will choose very complimentary colors for your teen girl.
For fair skin with cool undertones, choose lavenders, pinks and berry colors.
For fair skin with warm undertones, choose rose and coral shades.
For medium skin with cool undertones, choose sheer or bright colors. This skin tone has the most freedom in choosing colors.
For medium skin with warm undertones, choose sparkly hues in rose, berry and wine.
For dark skin with cool undertones, choose sparkly whites, pinks and lilacs.
For dark skin with warm undertones, choose bright oranges, reds and rich warm pinks.
You can create a lovely manicure basket for your teen girl without breaking the bank. Compare prices at your favorite retail department store, dollar store and local pharmacy. Surprise your teen girl with this gift that will be used for a long time to come.