Stylish Ways to Paint Your Nails at Home
Although painting nails can be a tough skill to master, it is still doable. In fact, not only can you practice fine nail art and clean cuticle, but also trending manicures. All these designs are doable provided that you have the right guidance. Below, we will highlight on the step by step DIY guide for flawless nails.
Find a location in your home where you are comfortable. It should be a flat surface with minimal noise in the background.
Prepare Your Tools and Clean Your Nails
Make sure you have the right tools in place before initiating the process. You will need cotton balls, a nail file, manicure sticks, cuticle clippers, cuticle remover, base coat, nail polish, nail polish remover, clear topcoat, and quick dry drops. First, clean your nails using the cotton balls and you can try the Elite99 UV Gel Nail Polish Gel Remover, to take off existing polish and any oil and dirt.
Clip Your Nails to The Shape You Desire
Use flat edge clippers to cut your nail into your desired shape. Afterward, gently smooth out the edges with a file and buff them to attain an even surface. Once you attain the shape you want, wipe the nail surface clean with nail polish remover to remove excess oils that can interfere with your polish.
Apply A Cuticle Remover On the Outside Edges of Your Nails
Paint the Sally Hansen Cuticle Remover on the nail as if it were a base coat or topcoat. Let it sit for a couple of minutes and then gently rub it in with your finger. The cuticle remover helps to eliminate the yellow staining you get after removing darker nail polish colors.
Push Back Your Cuticles
Push back your cuticles gently with a cuticle stick. However, do not cut the cuticles since it leaves your nails open to infections.
Apply A Base Coat
The Elite99 Shinny UV LED Soak Off Gel Polish Base Coat helps your manicure to last since it provides a barrier between your nail and the polish. Additionally, it hydrates the nails and prevents chipping. Wait for two minutes before proceeding to the next step.
Paint on Your Nail Polish
Load just enough Rosalind Polish on the brush to cover the nail in one coat. You should ensure that the strokes are even. Also, get the brush all the way down to the cuticle and into the corners of your nail. Once the first coat is dry, apply a second coat, which will help with the wear and longevity of your manicure.
Remove the Excess Polish
Use a paintbrush dipped in acetone and softly wipe the extra polish off your skin to allow you to reach the corners of the nail.
Finish with a Topcoat
Once your two coats of polish are completely dry, you can paint L.A. Colors Pro Gel Top Coat. A topcoat protects your manicure from chipping and adds shine to nails.