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September 1, 2015

Nail It! At-Home Advice from a Pro Manicurist

Is top coat worth the time? Do you even need a basecoat? How much wait time? Keep reading to find out how to perfect your next DIY mani.


Leanne Colley is a nail god, a bona fide manicure deity. A veteran and OG in the nail game, she is regarded as one of the top manicurists in Canada’s fashion industry. In addition to being the founder of Tips Nail Bar, the hottest nail spot in Toronto, she has worked with countless celebrities like Olivia Wilde, Christina Aguilera, and Katy Perry. Her work has also appeared in the pages of Elle Canada, Flare, Fashion Magazine and many more along with on the runway for brands like Pink Tartan and Lucian Matis.

One of my fondest memories about my time working at Page One Management, Leeanne’s agency, was the unique opportunity I had to be surrounded by such amazing talents and leaders in their respective industries. The amount of awesomeness that oozed out of these artists regularly taught me so much.

One lesson I learned that still sticks with me today was how to do a flawless at-home manicure. In the midst of casual conversation the topic switched to manicures and Leeanne revealed the perfect procedure.

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