Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


Our hands are, along with our faces, our letters of presentation to the world. Because of that, the look of them is very important in how others perceive us. Genetic males usually have rougher and less elegant hands than genetic women. If you are a newcomer, we have talked a little (here) about the importance of achieving feminine hands. Today, we are going to talk more about one key point mentioned there: painting your nails to get a perfect manicure.


Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


Painted nails are a distinctive trait of feminine hands. In this article I am going to guide you through all the steps for you to achieve perfectly looking nails without going to the salon.


You’ll learn how to prepare your nails, use a base coat, paint them, and take care of them so they last longer!


I am also going to talk about the basic tools that you will need in order to do so.




If you, for any reason, want to achieve perfectly painted nails without going to a salon and spending a fortune, then keep reading!


Anyone who’s looking to make their hands a lot more feminine with a homemade manicure will find here a step-by-step explanation.


Keep reading and wave goodbye to last year with a perfect manicure!



◆ The Secrets of Healthy-Looking Manicure


Like your skin, nails require healthy eating habits and regular moisturizing.


But unlike the former, the differences between the nails of biological men and those of biological women are few.


In fact, the most notorious difference is the growth ratio. Biological males grow their nails faster than biological women.


Besides that and of course the shape of them but that’s very relative to your genes.


You can improve the health and looks of your nails very easily with a simple routine.


This will make your nails stronger and your polish look better and last longer.


If you notice your nails are fragile, you may want to look into some food supplements or nail boosts containing any of these nutrients below:


Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


  • Biotin (also known as Vitamin H and Vitamin B7): Vitamin H is present in red meats, especially the liver. At the same time, Vitamin B7 is found in nuts, milk, eggs, and many cereals.


  • Omega-3: Present in fish, it is also good for your heart and circulatory system.


  • Iron and protein: As with vitamin H, you can find these nutrients in red meats. There are high amounts of iron and proteins in legumes and spinach.


  • Vitamin C: Widely available in many Citrics and kiwi contain high amounts of this vitamin.


  • Magnesium: Some magnesium-rich foods are spinach, pumpkin seeds, and nuts like peanuts and almonds.


  • Zinc: Seafood is very rich in zinc, but you can also find this nutrient in nuts, red meats, beans, and eggs.



Using a supplement or a nail-boosting product is fine, but try to eat diversely, and you can avoid extra spending on such things.


Besides, eating healthy will also make you feel better as a whole!


◆ Prepping your nails for the Manicure


Before we start, let’s go through the things you’ll need to prep your nails.


You’ll find all these items in any pharmacy or supermarket.


There is no need to go to a specialized house, but if you know of some that you love, then go with it! The items you are going to need are:


Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


  • An emery board


  • A cuticle pusher


  • A cuticle remover


  • A nail priming emery board


If you are not acquainted with these terms, you may think that the first and last items are the same, but they aren’t.


The first is designed to file natural nails. They are more abrasive as the grain is thicker.


They are good at first, but they are of no use for finishing touches.


That’s why you’ll need a nail priming emery board with a finer grain that will allow you to soften the rough edges of your initial filing.




Now that we have a clear understanding of what our instruments are let’s prep our nails for a fancy manicure.


  1. If you have a scissor or a nail clipper and your nails are very long, you may want to start trimming them a little. First, I strongly recommend that you file your nails all that’s necessary. This will help you gain experience with the nail file. You can see what shape your nails are taking and adjust accordingly.


Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


  1. Starting with the thicker-grained emery board, file your nails perpendicularly to your fingers. Do this until you achieve a primitive-looking French manicure. You may want to start filing your nails a little bit longer than desired to leave some room for errors and corrections. Remember to file always in the same direction to avoid chipping your nails. If you want a French manicure, soften the rough edges and contours with the nail priming emery board. If not, continue with the coarser-grained file ‘til you achieve the desired shape.


Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


  1. Apply the cuticle remover solution on your fingers and let it work for 2 minutes or so. With the round edge of the cuticle pusher, push the cuticle against the direction of the nail all the way back. Don’t scratch your nails with it up and down, as it will leave marks on them.


Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


  1. Use the nail priming emery board to give the final touches and round any hard edges. Remove any residues with a cotton pad and wash your hands.


Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


◆ Painting Your Nails


Now that our nails are in perfect shape, they are ready to be painted. But are you? Have you decided on the color or the pattern?


Look for inspiration online if you are looking for some nail art or pattern.


Once you have decided on the colors and the base and top coat you’ll be using; you are ready to start painting your nails.


  1. Let’s start with applying the base coat. The base coat helps your nails keep hydrated and prevents chipping. This allows for the color to look brighter and stay like that longer. Also, it will prevent your nails from staining. Apply a coat with the brush thoroughly and wait two full minutes before applying one or two more coats. Before applying the next coat, make sure that your nails are dry.


Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


  1. When your nails are fully dried, grab the nail polish, and let’s begin. Apply a coat, making sure the brush covers all the way down from the cuticle to the sides. It is very important to cover all your nails with your first coat; this will make it easier to apply the next layers. The brush shouldn’t be overloaded with paint. It is better to apply three thin layers of nail polish than a thick one. It is key that the brush has enough paint to cover the whole nail in one sweep.


Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


  1. Wait two minutes or so until your nails are dried, and apply a second coat. If you are using an intense color, two layers can be enough, but pastel colors usually need more. Remember to apply thin layers each time and wait until they are dried before applying the next one. If you are thinking of doing some nail art, follow the previous steps with the next colors. Remove the paint on the sides of your nails with the priming emery board.


Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


  1. Apply the top coat in the same manner, with one stroke, covering your nails wholly. The top coat will keep the color of your nail polish shiny and help it last longer. Apply some cuticle oil over your nails once they are fully dried. This will not only help your nails look better and brighter but also will prevent chipping if you happen to hit your hand against something.


Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


◆ And Now with the Pro Tips


Now that your nails are fully painted and looking good, it’s time for some pro tips.


Here are some recommendations for you to help with your general nail health: removing the nail polish and storing your goodies properly.


  1. If you like neon-colored polishes, to help you brighten up the color, apply a white base coat first. Many tips are going around to dry your nails quicker. I recommend staying away from them. There is nothing better than letting your nails dry slowly with the air. When buying nail polishes, look for formulas that are creamy instead of streaky ones. They will work many times better and achieve better-looking results.


Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


  1. Never trim your cuticles. You might want to, but cuticles prevent infections from happening. It is safer to go with the method explained before.


Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


  1. Soak your fingers in a cotton ball with polish remover a few minutes before taking it off. It will help the formula penetrate all layers and allow for an easier and cleaner removal. Try to avoid polish removers that contain acetone in their formula. They tend to be more aggressive with our nails and may weaken them in the long term.


Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


  1. Storing your nail polish properly will help it last longer. You can do this by putting them in your fridge as hermetically as you can. Heat, sunlight, and humidity alter the chemistry of the polish and will ruin it.


Tips for Achieving a Perfect DIY Manicure for Crossdressers


If you practice a little, you can achieve great-looking feminine nails in no time!


Saving you tons of money on a nail salon, let me add.


Although you can start with some basic shapes, with these tips in mind, I’m sure you can achieve any style you want.


So, what do you think? Did I miss anything? Do you have any tips I forgot to mention here?


If so, let me know in the comments below. I hope that I could have been of some help to you. See you soon, darlings!




Written by Tina Munova.

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