This guide will give basic instructions for nail care, however, can not provide the same direction and practical experience offered by a Professional School of Cosmetology. MATERIALS: 1 – Nail Scissors 2 – Small tray, about the size of a soap dish 3 – mild detergent to wash the dishes or skin softening, bubbly liquid (such as some bubble bath products) 4 – Water Hot 5 – Two or three hand towels 6 – moisturizer or hand lotion with Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter or similar ingredient to condition skin 7 – Clear Base Coat Nail Polish 8 – nail polish color 9 – Top Coat Nail Polish 10 – Small lamp or other source of light radiation 11? Table or desk so that, when seated, your arms can easily extend through the relaxed position of a comfortable chair 12 – Hair dryer or similar device (not required) 13? Cotton swabs Step 1 – Fill tray with warm water and sudsy liquid (the trick is to add water to the proper temperature so that soften skin without being too hot to touch) 2 – Place one hand on the tray and leave to soak for several minutes 3 – If you're giving someone else a manicure, you can use oil or moisturizer to massage one hand while the other is taking 4 – Remove soaking hand and pat dry with towels 5 – Place other hand in tray soak for several minutes 6 – While the second hand is soaking, you should carefully begin trimming cuticles that form around the edges of the nail itself (NOTE: Pay attention to what you're doing, so you do not cut too close and end up causing skin to bleed. . .