Getting your nails done at the salon is amazing, no one will disagree. However, sometimes we just don’t have the time. We’re sharing our top 5 tips with you for a better nail care experience at home.
Use Three Strokes : Before you start coating your nails with polish, keep in mind that you only need three strokes to cover your nail. You want the polish to do the majority of the work and spread out as it’s placed on the nail—the brush is just there to guide the dot of polish into place. Starting at the base of your nail, stroke the brush to the left, to the right, and then down the center, and voilà!
Clean Up The Edges: We’ve all colored outside the lines, but when you do it with nail polish, you want to be precise in your cleanup technique. We suggest dipping an old lip brush into a bottle of nail polish remover and swiping it around your nail bed to clean up the edges.
Avoid Quick-Drying Polishes: Even though that quick-dry nail polish seems like the move, keep in mind that the formulas are usually loaded with harsh ingredients that weaken your nails. Instead, use a quality nail lamp like our UV LED Nail Dryer. You’ll be dry in minutes and free of that stressful mess.
Thin Out Your Polish: You know that thick and gloopy nail polish that’s sitting in your bathroom cabinet? It’s actually salvageable. You can pick up nail polish thinner at your local beauty store. Just add a few drops to any nail polish that’s too thick.
Don’t Shake The Bottle: Instead of shaking your nail polish bottle, hold it vertically and role it back and forth between your hands. This ensures there will be no air bubbles in the lacquer or on your nails as you paint it on.