Tricks for the Perfect Manicure
Getting the perfect manicure at home doesn’t have to be difficult. Save your money, stay at home and try these 25 tricks to getting the perfect manicure at any time.
Remove Nail Polish with One Cotton Ball
Taking off nail polish can be time consuming and normally it takes about 10 to 20 cotton balls to get all the nail polish off. Would you believe me if I told you it was possible to remove nail polish in under five minutes with only one cotton ball? You can and here is how.
Unravel the cotton ball into strips and then split those strips in half, down the middle lengthwise, and then separate those strips into even smaller pieces so you have about 12 to 15 nail sized little cotton ball strips. Next, soak the mini cotton balls in nail polish remover and then place the mini cotton balls on your nails. After they have soaked for a few minutes, use a dry cotton ball to remove the nail polish.
Ice Water for Perfect Manicure
The best way to get your manicure looking like it was done by a professional is by soaking your hands in water after you’re done painting your nails. Hold them in ice water right after getting on your final coat, for three minutes to give them a shiny, smooth look.
Gel Manicure Homemade Recipe
It is possible to make at at-home gel manicure. All you need to do is apply one coat of five-minute gel polish on your nail. Next put two coats of colored polish on your nails and finish with a 2-way glaze. It will look like just like a gel manicure without all the dangerous chemicals or UV light.
Loofah Makes Fishnet Stocking Manicure
Have you ever wondered how other women get those fishnet stocking looking manicures? All you need is a loofah. Just stretch a piece of old loofah over the nail and paint over it.
Homemade Nail Dotter
If you are the kind of person who likes polka dots, try this. Place a small pin on the end of a pencil eraser and then dab it in some nail polish. You have just created your own homemade nail dotter.
Oil Sets Manicure
Setting a manicure can be difficult to do because it could run on your nail and look goopy. To prevent this from happening, spray oil on your manicure to make it set.
Stop Chipped by Cleaning the Nail with a Brush
If you are always chipping your nails, this is the solution for you. Run a brush over the top of your nail before you apply the nail polish. This is basically the same thing you do when you paint a room. The surface has to be clear of debris for the paint to stick. The same goes for your nails.
Whiten Nails with Hydrogen Peroxide
If you want your nails to be whiter than they are simply soak them in a mixture of one cup water, one cup hydrogen peroxide and a half cup of baking soda.
Use Thinner Brush to Wipe Away Mistakes
Are you the type of person who makes a lot of mistakes when applying your nail polish? Use a thin brush to wipe those mistakes away or use a thinner brush to apply the nail polish.
Apply Nail Polish Properly – Use Multiple Layers
Never apply just one thick coat of nail polish. Nail polish is meant to be layered on the nail, not applied in one thick coat.
How to Protect Cuticles with Vaseline
Not getting nail polish on your cuticles can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. Simply apply a small amount of Vaseline to your cuticle so if you do get nail polish on the cuticle it will rub right off with the Vaseline.
Tea Bag Plus Glue for Broken Nails
If you have broken your nail on accident, find a teabag and some nail glue. Next, cut the corner of the teabag and apply it to the area where the nail broke. Glue the piece of teabag in place and it should blend right in with your natural nail. If that is too hard, trying soaking the tea bag piece in the glue first and then applying it.
Bandages Used to Outline French Tip
Getting the perfect French tip is difficult without a bandage. But if you have a bandage laying around, or tape, place the bandage over the edge of the nail to create a perfect French tip.
Toothpick Nail Designs
Making cool designs in your nails is as easy as dipping a toothpick in some nail polish and using it like a paint brush.
Remove Goopy Nail Polish with Nail Polish Thinner
Getting off goopy nail polish can be hard but if you have some nail polish thinner lying around simply apply some on your nail. You should be able to smooth the nail polish down.
Nail Drying Times Depend on Humidity
The amount of time nail polish takes to dry depends on the humidity in the area. If it is really humid, it is going to take longer than normal for the nail polish to dry. If it is less humid, it should take less time than normal.
How to Fix Nail Polish Smudges
This might not be for everyone, but if you are in a rush and need to fix a smudge, you can use your tongue to smooth out the smudge or to get rid of it altogether if it is still wet.
Remove Gel Manicure at Home
Removing gel manicure is easy to do if you have the right products. All you need is some gauze and some acetone. Soak the gauze in the acetone for a few minutes and then allow the gauze to lay on your nails for a few minutes. Foil seems to be the easiest way to keep the gauze in place. After about seven minutes of being on the nails, take the gauze off and all the nail polish should be gone as well.
How to Apply Chunky Glitter Nail Polish
If you are applying chunky, glittery nail polish to your nails, do not paint the polish on your nail like you normally would. Instead, dab the nail polish on the nail.
Organize the Nail Polish Box
One problem a lot of women have with nail polish is finding the right color in their nail polish. One way to better organize the box is by dabbing the color of the nail polish on the lid of the container so you never have to remove them to check out the colors. just look on the top of the lid.
White Vinegar Prevents Bubbles
To prevent those unsightly bubbles, soak your nails in a mixture of half water and half white vinegar. This will prevent the nail polish from getting any bubbles.
Benefits of Rubberized Basecoat on Nails
One of the best ways to get nail polish to last longer, besides always cleaning your nails before painting them, is by using a rubberized base coat.
Hand Cream Stops Nail Polish Accidents
Like the Vaseline trick above, you can also rub hand cream in any spots you accidentally get polish on all the time. Instead of staining your skin, it will wipe off with the hand cream.
Use Same Nail Polish for All Coats
When applying nail polish, remember to always use the same type of nail polish. Using different kinds together could cause bubbles and runny looking nails.
Vapo Rub for Nail Infections
Finally, if you get a nail infection that doesn’t look too bad, use Vapo Rub to get rid of it. If the infection looks severe, go see a doctor.
Do you have any other nail polish tips we missed? Let us know some of ways you stop your nail polish from making a mess or how we can apply our nail polish without it looking like we used a paint brush.