Going for a manicure can be fun and relaxing but sometimes you are too lazy to go to the salon or just don’t have the time, but that’s no excuse to keep unpolished nails.
Here are a few nail polish hacks that you can use at the comfort of your home.
- Apply Vaseline to your cuticles before painting
Carefully apply Vaseline to your cuticles before you paint your nails. Ensure that you don’t get the Vaseline on your nails. The Vaseline not only moisturizes your cuticles, it makes a barrier on your skin that polish can’t stick. Therefore if you paint outside the lines, you can just wipe the polish away
- Wet fingernails before clipping them
Soak your fingernails in water for 1 minute before clipping them. This will prevent your clippings from flying all over the room
- Prepare your nails for polish
Before you paint your nails, remove the oils that can prevent nail polish from sticking using vinegar. Dab some vinegar onto a cotton ball and then clean each nail with the cotton ball
- Dry nail polish with hair spray
Spray your nails with hair spray, once you are done painting them for a quicker dry.
- Apply your nail polish cold
Have you ever tried to apply nail polish on a hot day outside? We have, and it’s a disaster. The polish gets hard and clumpy almost before you’ve painted a nail. So, it makes sense that COLD nail polish works best. Put your polish in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before you apply your polish for a smoother finish!
- Remove polish mistakes the easy way
Ever wonder how to get your polish and cuticles to look the way professionals get them to look? Part has to do with removing polish mistakes. If you’ve accidentally applied nail polish where it’s not supposed to be (like on your cuticles) it’s never going to look professional. Dip a Nail art brush in a bottle of nail polish remover and swipe the brush over problem areas.
- Make your own nail polish remover jar
You can make your own nail polish remover in a jar using a small mason jar, a sponge and nail polish remover. Cut a regular sponge in half the long way and then roll the pieces together and insert in the jar. Add enough nail polish remover to saturate the sponge. Stick your finger in a jar filled with a sponge and nail polish remover and the polish will come right off. When the sponge gets dry, just add new nail polish remover to the jar
- Remove stains on nails with toothpaste
If your nails looked stained after removing your polish, try this trick. It works really well when you remove red nail polish and your nails still look pink! Squeeze some whitening toothpaste on your nails and then scrub them with a nail brush. Rinse the toothpaste off your nails and the staining should be gone.
- Get rid of yellow nails with baking soda
If you don’t have any whitening tooth paste lying around, make your own stain removing compound using hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl to make a paste and then apply to the nails. Use a nail brush to scrub the nails and then rinse.
- Use a white base polish to make your color pop!
Apply a coat of white nail polish to your nails before you paint the color will make the colored polish appear more vibrant.