Top 10 Tips For.... The Perfect Manicure | Tip Tuesday


Hi everyone Today is the start of a new series I am doing. Its all about my Top 10 Tips For... a certain thing! This week we are kicking off with Top 10 Tips For....The Perfect Manicure. I always find there are so many tips out there its almost overwhelming so I have condensed it down to 10 of the best ones that you should know! So here we go...
  1. Buff and polish your nails before you apply the polish - This will help the polish to apply really smoothly
  2. Moisturize your hands before you start - This will help the nail polish to come off the edges of your fingers
  3. Use a white nail polish as your basecoat to make your nail color pop - Unless your polish is super opaque, the natural tint of your fingers will change the color of your polish. To get the paint's true color, add a layer of white nail polish first, and then go over it with your colored polish.
  4. Paint your nail art designs on a plastic sandwich bag first, peel them off, and seal them on your nails with nail art glue or a clear topcoat for easy application - If painting designs on your dominant hand is too difficult, try painting them on a plastic sandwich bag first. Paint a few thick coats of polish onto the plastic, and then add your design on top. After it dries, peel each design off the plastic, and adhere them to your nail with nail art glue or a clear topcoat.
  5. Make sure you wait for each coat to try - Obvious I know but I always wreck my beautiful nails as I am to impatient to wait long enough
  6. Apply multiple thin coats instead of one thick coat - A thick coat of nail polish will only dry at the top layer, leaving your manicure vulnerable to smudges.
  7. When applying a top coat, run the brush along the top edge (non-cuticle side) of the nail - This will seal in the raw edge of the polish to prevent chipping.
  8. Fix a smudge by licking it -  you accidentally smudge a nail while it’s still wet, you can easily fix it by licking your finger and gently smoothing the smudge out (you can even use your tongue to smoothe). The saliva reacts with the nail polish to soften and blend the surface.
  9. Remove stubborn polish by soaking cotton pads in nail polish remover, wrapping them around your nails, and securing them with foil - To remove stubborn or glitter nail polish easily, soak a cotton pad in nail polish remover, and place it on your nail. Wrap a strip of foil around the cotton and your figure, and squeeze to secure it. Leave the foil wraps on your fingers for five minutes, and then slide off the foil and cotton at the same time. Your polish will come off with it.
  10. Store your nail polish in an upright box - I wrote a post about this...

So there you have it 10 great tips for the perfect manicure. Which ones will you be using? Don't forget to check out the other posts in here, here and here. If you have to much nail polish to know what to do with it all then take a look at my post 10 Things To Do With Nail Polish to find out!

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