By Christina Whitaker

Most women won't leave the house without applying mascara and lipstick, but don't give their hands and nails a second thought. Fact is, people notice our hands more than we think. So, for women, it is important to invest a little time in a weekly manicure to keep their hands feminine and pretty.

Give yourself a manicure to get feminine looking hands.

Step 1

Clean your nails using a nailbrush. Run your hands under warm water and massage soap into your hands and nails. Use a nailbrush to scrub underneath your nails while holding your hands under the water. Rinse your hands once you have removed all dirt.

Step 2

Dry your hands using a soft towel. Massage lotion into your hands, concentrating on the webs in between your fingers and your cuticles.

Step 3

File your nails with an emory board into round, pointed or square shapes, depending on your preference. To do so, run a nail file in one direction across the tips of your nails until you achieve the desired shape and length. Longer nails look more feminine.

Step 4

Buff your nails using a nail buffer until you have removed all ridges. Simply rub a buffer back and forth across your nails to get a smooth appearance.

Step 5

Apply nail polish to your nails in a color of your choosing. Use two coats of nail polish and a topcoat to achieve a well-manicured look. Finish by dipping a cotton swab into nail polish remover and swipe it around your nail cuticles to remove excess nail polish.

Step 6

Rings also add a feminine touch to hands.