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Put a layer of Vaseline around your cuticles before painting your nails at home. This acts as a shield for your skin so if you color a bit outside the lines, the nail polish won’t adhere to skin and can be wiped right off!
Get the perfect French Manicure at home using the simplest tool – a rubber band! Use a classic whitenail polish for your tips, or get creative with another color!
Follow the pictorial below and don’t forget to clean up the extra paint afterwards.
P.S. For a better result, tie a knot on your rubber band so that it fits snugly on your finger. This will help avoid the rubber band sliding around while you paint. Don’t forget to top off with aclear coat!
Gel manicures are a hands on girl’s best friend! They last far longer and keep your nails strong and less prone to breakage. The downside is that they can be costly, and your local salon may not have the color that you want in gel polish. Here is how to recreate a gel manicure in any color ofnail polishyou want!
Step 1: Apply two coats of Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat
Step 2: Apply one coat of the nail polish color you want to rock for the next couple weeks followed by another coat of Gelous.
Step 3: After allowing the coats from Step 1 & 2 to dry, apply another coat of the color polish & finish it off with top coat.
Your friends will be super “gelous”! (Was that too cheesy?)
Today’s quick beauty tip is more like 5 in 1! Follow these steps to avoid dreaded bubbles in your manicure forever! 1. Swipe your nails clean with nail polish remover even if your nails aren’t painted. This will give you a clean canvas to work with. 2. If you moisturize, be sure to wipe the nails down before painting. This is great for your skin, but can leave residue that leads to bubbles on your nail. 3. Stop shaking the bottle before use. If you feel the need, take the bottle between the palms of your hands and swipe them back and forth. 4 & 5. Keep your coats thin and resist the urge to put nails in front of a fan or dryer. You want to ensure that the each layer of polish dries at the same time. If the top layer dries before the first, you may create bubbles.
Next time you’re getting a manicure, skip the soak! Seems like a silly move because this part softens your cuticles, but when soaking in warm water, your nails expand. After being painted they gradually shrink back down to size and your manicure is more likely to chip! If you simply can’t go without the soaking step, opt for cold water instead!
If you love nail art you have to master this simple and uber cute one! Step 1 – paint nails white. Step 2 – paint black triangular border. If you don’t have a steady hand, you can apply tiny triangles of painter’s tape on each nail. Step 3 – Add two black dots as buttons in the small point of the triangle. If you don’t have a dotting tool, use our at home dotting tool tutorial to create one. Step 4 – draw a small bow in the large end of the triangle. The best way to do this is with a dotting tool. Draw an x and then fill it in.
Ever wonder why your at home manicure isn’t as flawless as the one you get in a salon? A lot of it has to do with the way you file! File your nails in one direction to get a smoother shape. This will decrease the likelihood that your nails will crack and break.