Nail Polish Tips

How Do You Apply Nail Polish Without Messing Up?

Written by Tara

How to Do Your Own Gel Nails At Home: 8 Easy Steps

  1. Prep Your Nails. (Source: Oprah)
  2. Apply Cuticle Oil. (Source: Pexels)
  3. Buff Your Nails. (Source: News Chant)
  4. Wipe Your Nails with Rubbing Alcohol. (Source: Pexels)
  5. Apply Base Coat. (Source: S&L Beauty)
  6. Apply Gel Polish. (Source: S&L Beauty)
  7. Apply the Top Coat.
  8. After Care.

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.

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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.

Do and don’ts for nails?

Dos and Don’ts for Healthy Nails

  • Do moisturise your nails and nail beds.
  • Do ask your doctor about biotin.
  • Do practice good nail hygiene.
  • Do keep your fingernails dry and clean.
  • Don’t cut, bite or pick at your cuticles.
  • Don’t use acetone-based polish removers.
  • Don’t use rough emery boards.

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.

Do you wipe gel nails between coats?

So, essentially every layer you use in a gel manicure will remain sticky until you’ve either wiped it over to remove the residue, or you’ve cleverly skipped that stage and use a gel top designed to leave your choke gel manicure smooth, glossy without any stickiness. A no wipe top coat is exactly what it says it is.

What can I use instead of gel base coat?

A white solid color nail polish can be use as a base coat. White is a great choice if you want to highlight the color of your nail polish and keep your nails’ natural hue from showing.

What is builder gel?

Builder gel is used when you want to create length, thickness or add strength to the nail. You can apply builder gel to either natural nails for a non-chip overlay, or use it with nail tips to create extensions or enhancements.

Should I buff my nails before polish?

If you don’t buff, the natural oils in your nails can build up, leaving manicure-ruining residue on them, says Rita Remark, Essie global lead educator. Buffing your nails is kind of like brushing your teeth—it’s brightening, it makes nails look more youthful, and it gets rid of ridges. Her tool of choice?

What to do with cuticles when painting nails?

Get clean cuticles with Vaseline. Before you start painting, line your cuticles with a Q-tip dipped in Vaseline to prevent polish from sticking, as beauty guru Michelle Phan demonstrates on her blog. The Vaseline creates a barrier between your nail and skin so you can wipe away mistakes when you’re finished.

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Tara

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