Hello ladies! Are you ready for a new manicure adventure with us? In this article, we are sharing with you some smart and must-know manicure tricks that will help you keep your manicure as you have already visited the manicurist. Sometimes we don’t have time to visit a manicurist and have to make the manicure on our own at home. Well, for those moments we have selected for you all the manicure tricks to follow and keep your nails shining and long-lasting. Scroll down the page to explore the following manicure tricks and don’t miss trying them the next time you decide to paint your nails at home. We are sure these will be helpful enough for you. Enjoy and share your experience with your friends and with us!
1. French Manicure cheat
Making French manicures at home can be so tricky. Not anymore! Here we are sharing with you some manicure tricks to get the most eye-catching French manicure. All you need to do is to pull a rubber band over your nails as presented in the photo below. Then use nail polish and paint the tips of the nails in the color you want. Pull the rubber band away. Use either extra nail polish or a bit of nail polish remover to fix any problems that may occur. Let dry and cover the entire nail with a clear coat at the end. Voila, your nails will look like you have just visited the manicurist.
2. Water Marble Nails With the Help of Elmer’s Glue
3. Use a cotton swab to wipe down your nails with white vinegar before applying the basecoat
Looking for some manicure tricks that will make your manicure last longer? One of them is to use a cotton swab to wipe down your nails with white vinegar before applying the base coat. Using vinegar and wiping it out over your nails will remove any product buildup or natural oils on your nail beds. This is important because these natural oils can create a barrier between your nails that lead to a manicure that can’t last long on the nails. Once the nails are super dry, you can apply the base coat. You will immediately see the difference.
4. Don’t soak nails before painting them
Here are even more manicure tricks to make your manicure last longer! One of them is to avoid soaking the nails before painting them. You may see manicurists doing the opposite in order to soften the cuticles. But, once you do it, you cause your nails to retain water and expand. And, once you paint them they will shrink, meaning that the polish will no longer fit them perfectly. That makes your manicure last a short time and no woman wants such a thing, right?
5. Avoid getting any polish on your cuticles, which lifts the paint from the nail and leads to a chipping
6. Instead of shaking your polish up and down, roll it between your hands to eradicate and prevent air bubbles
Did you know that shaking your nail polish up and down can create air bubbles in the polish? Well here is a manicure trick to follow in order to prevent air bubbles in the polish: instead of shaking it up and down, roll it between your hands. This way you will avoid the creating of air bubbles and your manicure will last longer. The reason: If you paint air bubbles onto the nails, they will chip faster. Such a smart trick, isn’t it?
7. Dry nails with a cool air
In order to get the perfect manicure, you need to dry the nails with cool air. Most perfect manicure tricks lay in the way you dry the nail polish. The hot air keeps the polish from drying, so it is smart to use your blow dryer on its cool setting as well as a fan. You can also try to dip the fingertips in ice water for a minute or two. It will also aid in drying.
8. Wash your hands with mild soap instead of using hand sanitizer, which dries out your nails and ruins your topcoat
9. File your nails into a shape that mirrors your cuticles, which makes them less likely to break
10. Apply two coats of basecoat to the tips of your nails
You have surely noticed that nail tips are more prone to chipping. Typing and texting and working with hands make them more prone to get broken or to get chipped. In order to avoid such a thing, there are some manicure tricks to follow. One of them is to apply two coats of base coat to the nail tips. You can apply the second layer of base coat to the top half of your nail for extra polish resilience.