Nails should always look nice, but for women, there is a lot of work when it comes to taking care of the nails. With all that’s going on in our everyday lives, it’s really hard to find the time to regularly go to a salon for a manicure, so many women do the nails by themselves at home. However, it’s not a really easy thing to do unless maybe you have a few tricks up your sleeve.
Reading these 10 really helpful manicure hacks will make painting your nails super easy and fun, and from now on, you won’t have to worry about things like painting outside the lines of your nails or removing that, almost impossible to remove, glitter nail polish. Also you will find tips on how to make ombre nails or a french manicure easily. Enjoy!
1. Erase Mistakes With A Tiny Brush
No one can perfectly apply nail polish without painting outside the cuticles. It takes time, patience, and practice, but you still won’t get the perfect nails even then. When this happens, just use a small paintbrush, the tiniest one you can find, dip it into a bottle of acetone or nail polish remover, and then run it around your cuticle. It’s going to clean up the edges and leave you with a nice crisp line.
2. Natural Nail Polish Remover
You find it really difficult to remove nail polish when your remover bottle is empty. The urgency to remove nail polish on occasions can make you impatient. If you don’t have a nail polish remover and want to remove that peeled-off nail paint, just soak a cotton ball in vinegar and rub it on the nails. You can add lemon or orange juice to it and use it as a homemade nail polish remover. Vinegar takes time to soften the nail polish, so keep rubbing on the nails.
3. Remove Glitter Nail Polish With Glue
Anyone who wears glitter nail polish will know how difficult it is to remove it. Fortunately, there are tricks to make it easier. For this extremely cheap, simple, and effective trick, you will need washable and non-toxic glue, polish of choice, and cuticle pusher. Transfer the glue to an empty nail polish bottle and apply it to clean bare nails as a base coat. Allow the glue to completely dry, then add glitter polish as you normally do. When you are ready to remove the polish, just take a plastic cuticle pusher and peel it off.
4. How To Do A French Manicure Effortlessly
If you don’t want to waste any money at a salon and want to make a french manicure at home, here’s advice on how to do it successfully and without much effort. You will need paper hole reinforcements to make a curved line, but you can use blue painter’s tape for a straight line as well. Start by applying a base coat and let it dry. Then apply either blue painter’s tape or paper reinforcements to your nail. Paint the color on the tip with the color you want and use 2 light coats for coverage. Remove tape or reinforcement after the polish has dried. Then, for the final touch, apply one more coat and enjoy your perfect french manicure!
5. Remove Gel Manicure At Home
Removing gel manicure is a complicated process, and it can also be painful if you do it yourself. If you want to take off your fake nails without going to the salon, here’s a tip on how to do it in three easy steps. First of all, make sure you have all you need, and that’s tin foil, gauze, and acetone. After that, soak the gauze with acetone, put the gauze on your nails, and wrap your fingertips in foil. Let the acetone stay on the nails for five to seven minutes. Finally, take the foil off and check to see if they are ready to scrape. You shouldn’t even need a tool to scrape the gel polish. After a few minutes, your nails should be gel-free!
6. Plastic Wrap Nails
If you want fool-proof marble nails in just a few minutes, here is a quick hint, just use some plastic wrap. Start by painting your nails with a base color and let them dry off. Then, apply a coat of the second polish over your nails and quickly grab a crumpled piece of plastic wrap and blot the top of your nail once or twice. This will create a marbled effect with the base color underneath. If you pull up too much of the wet polish, just add a little more color and dab it with plastic wrap again. Continue until you’ve completed each nail.
7. Make Ombre Nails
Ombre nails look so good, and they have become a huge fashion trend nowadays. Ever wondered how they do it? It’s really simple, actually. First, paint your two ombre colors on a surface that can be easily cleaned after. Mesh the two colors together in the center using a toothpick, then dip a makeup sponge into the two colors. Simply apply the polish that the sponge picked up onto your nail, and you’ll get your beautiful and easy ombre nails!
8. Extra Fast Drying
Drying the nails can be so irritating sometimes because it can take a lot of time, and if you can’t wait that long, your nails will be ruined, so then you’ll have to start all over again. Fortunately, some tricks might help with this as well. Just put Pam, a nonstick cooking spray, on your nails, and they will dry extra fast. You can still ding your nails if you have many layers of nail polish because this only helps with the top layer. After applying Pam, wait for a minute, and then wash off your hands.
9. Chipped Nails
It’s really frustrating to break one of your nails after so much time and effort to grow them. Instead of cutting out all of them, why not try and fix the broken one? The picture above sums up almost everything you need to know about fixing your broken nail in just a few steps. So take some glue and a small piece of fabric, and your problem is solved!
10. The Secret To Neon Nail Polish
If you want to get the most out of neon nail polishing, there is an easy way to do that. Just use a white base coat. It’s an often overlooked step that really makes a difference. Just apply one or two thin layers of white nail polish and then apply the neon color you want. The colors will pop up, and you will get that really bright neon manicure you wanted. Try it out, is super easy!