Today I wanted to do a post all about painting your nails. I know many people still struggle with getting that perfect manicure at home on their own. I wanted to share some tips and tricks to make this possible for you, without going to a salon! I hope you enjoy! :)
-START WITH A CLEAN NAIL SURFACE-
You want to always make sure you don’t have any pesky skin or cuticle laying on your nail plate so your application can be smooth. To achieve this you can use a cuticle removing liquid and scrape away, or simply push back with a cuticle stick.
-APPLY POLISH IN THREE STROKES-
This can be hard to do at first but this is the best way to ensure you have an even application. You start with one stroke down the center of the nail, one of the left, and one on the right. Make sure you always apply from the cuticle to the free edge of the nail!
-USE THIN COATS AND APPLY TWICE-
To achieve the best color pay off and opacity, you want to always apply at least two coats of polish to your nails. For each layer, make sure you are painting thin coats. If you apply the polish too thick, your nails may be “dent-able” all day and take hours to dry!
-USE A CLEAN UP BRUSH AND POLISH REMOVER-
I never perform a manicure without my handy dandy clean up brush! I’ve shown it in previous videos like this one here. It is a small concealer brush that I dip into nail polish remover. I simply clean up all of the polish that may have gotten on the skin. This leaves your manicure looking professional and perfectly polished!
-ALWAYS FINISH WITH A TOP COAT-
Using a top coat at the end of your manicure has MANY benefits! This leaves your nails with a gorgeous shine and locks in the polish to allow longer wear time. It also smooths out any nail art to make it blend better on the nails!
That’s it guys! I hope these tips were helpful to you all. If you have anymore questions please leave them below, I’d love to answer them for you. I hope your day is fabulous!
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