Nail Polish Tips

How Do You Apply Nail Polish Without Messing Up?

Written by Tara

When applying nail polish, start in the middle of your nail and the move on to the other sides. You should only need three strokes. Always start from the cuticle and work towards the tip. Make sure the nail polish is dry before applying a top coat.

You just need one little thing for a mess-free mani. Luckily, there’s a foolproof way to avoid that.

  1. 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.
  2. Paint on your polish.
  3. Wipe off any excess.

Generally 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.

Here You Can Watch The Video HOW TO APPLY NAIL POLISH / HOW TO PAINT YOUR NAILS


Similarly, Paint Your Nails Perfectly! – YouTube

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How long should nail polish dry between coats?

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.

Why does my nail polish peel off so easily?

Nail Polish Has Been Applied Too Thick When nail polish is applied too thickly, especially gel nail polish, it starts to peel quickly. When applying nail polish, it is almost always necessary to apply several coats. If the coats that you apply with gel nail polish are too thick, it does not cure and bond correctly.

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.

Is it okay to apply nail polish on right hand?

Keep your non-dominant hand balanced and stable That’s why Sigourney Nuñez, nail artist and OPI North American education manager, recommends painting with your non-dominant hand first. If you get anxious about messing up with your non-dominant hand, try painting with it first, she says.

How can I make my short nails look pretty?

Nude and pastel colors are a great choice for short nails, as they actively make them look longer. Because they visually appear like they’re continuing your finger line, they make your fingers look thinner and slimmer. For best results, use a color that’s a shade lighter than your skin tone.

What is the last step in applying nail polish?

Pick a small fluff of cotton wool with the tip of the stick and roll it in between fingers. You can use this at the end of nail polish application to perfect your nails!

Article References…

About the author

Tara

I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!