You just need one little thing for a mess-free mani. Luckily, there’s a foolproof way to avoid that.
- Apply Vaseline. Take a baby Q-tip and rub it around your surrounding skin and cuticles before you apply polish, says Alexaundra McCormick of Honey Artists.
- Paint on your polish.
- Wipe off any excess.
7 Tips to Apply Nail Polish Like a Pro
- FILE AND BUFF YOUR NAILS.
- USE A FINE TIP BRUSH TO CREATE A DEFINED OUTLINE AROUND YOUR NAIL CUTICLES.
- APPLY THE NAIL POLISH PERFECTLY AND WITH CARE.
- ROTATE YOUR DOMINANT HAND TO APPLY NAIL POLISH.
- ALLOW FOR ADEQUATE DRYING TIME.
Generally Why does my nail polish look bumpy? Nail polish can form bubbles when it is too old, too thick, or of poor quality. Another common mistake is to apply polish in excessively thick layers and not waiting long enough before applying another coat. Oil and moisture are common culprits.
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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
How long should I wait between coats of nail polish?
two minutes 2 minutes. Yup, 2 full minutes between the base coat and the color, two minutes between color coats, and then two minutes before the top coat goes on. She says that’s all you need to wait in between to get a dry enough surface to get the next layer to adhere.
What to put around nails when painting?
First, use a cotton swab to rub petroleum jelly (like Vaseline) on your cuticles and the skin around your nails to create a barrier between the polish and your skin. After you’ve painted your nails, you can wipe off the petroleum jelly and any polish mistakes along with it.
When applying nail polish do you use strokes?
Three strokes to a good manicure But before that, ensure your brush is appropriately coated in nail paint. To cover your nail evenly with polish, apply one stroke right down the middle, another one along the right side of your nail and a third one along the left side of your nail.
How many top coats of nail polish should I apply?
You should always apply one coat of base coat, two coats of polish, and two coats of top coat for an optimal manicure. The key to a salon-like mani is covering your nail in three strokes – any more tends to result in streaky, clumpy nails.
How many coats of nail polish is too much?
Jin Soon, a NYC-based manicurist, recommends up to three coats of nail polish for full color coverage and a smooth, finished look. If you apply more than three coats in one sitting, the application will be prone to clumping off in one piece, almost like a shell she says.