Do you find it hard to paint your nails perfectly? When it comes to painting your nails, getting a professional manicure at a salon is a good idea. However, painting your nails by yourself is a smarter way to save money and you’ll have the freedom to change its color anytime you want.
With these tips and tricks on how to paint your nails, you can give yourself a salon-quality manicure.
1. Remove Any Old Polish
Using a cotton ball, dip it in acetone-based nail polish remover. Use the saturated cotton ball to rub onto your nails.
2. Shaping Your Nails
Clip and file your nails to the desired shape and clean it off using a nail brush.
3. Prep Your Nails
Apply your base coat in smooth, even strokes to avoid damaging your nails.
4. Nail Painting
When painting, place your brush onto the nail a few millimeters away from the cuticle and carefully push the brush up towards the cuticle, leaving a small gap. Now, stroke the brush downwards to cover the entire middle portion of the nail. Then, go back to the base and swipe the polish along the curve of the nail and do the same thing on the other side. If necessary, apply a second coat to increase the opacity.
5. Finishing Touch
Apply a layer of quick-drying top coat to each nail to give a glossy, smooth finish.
TIPS: When painting with your other hand, place your hand into position. Next, you’ll need to find the right structure. Try holding the brush between your thumb and against the side of your index finger, and lean your middle finger against it for some extra support.
Video by cutepolish
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