Nail Polish Tips

Why Does My Nail Polish Smudges Hours Later?

Written by Tara

Dip the tip of your finger in a little bit of polish remover and rub it lightly over the smudged area to smooth it out. You can also use a Q-tip, but I feel that using your finger gives more control on how much polish you take off.

In this case, though, patience really is key. When we apply color in thick layers, the polish takes much longer to dry, and the longer it takes to dry, the more likely we are to smudge the manicure, Candido says. Instead, apply thin, even coats and wait two minutes in between. The polish will actually dry faster.

Generally How do I make my nail polish not smudge? Fail-Proof Tricks for Keeping My Newly-Painted Nails from

  1. Allow the first coat to dry for at least 5 minutes before applying the second.
  2. Use a quick-dry spray — they really do work — and they don’t have to be bad for the environment.
  3. Apply oil to freshly painted nails to help expedite the drying process.

Here You Can Watch The Video How-to: Fix smudged nail polish


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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How long should you 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.

Why does my nail polish look streaky?

Another reason why nail polish gets streaky is because the brush strokes show through. Keep the brush at a 45 degree angle, not flat against the nail, to prevent brush strokes Fromm showing through. Keep the brush up at the base of your cuticle and press down gently to fan the bristles out and swipe downwards.

Does cold water dry nail polish faster?

‘Yes, you can speed up your drying time by submerging your nails in cold water,’ confirms Michelle. Hooray! She advises, ‘Simply fill a bowl, dip your nails, and wait 3-5 minutes – or however long you can spare! You can even add a few ice cubes to make the temperature cooler.

How many coats of nail polish should you put on?

Applying nail polish properly requires multiple steps. Nail polish application typically involves 1 coat of base coat, 2 coats of color application to ensure full coverage, and 1 coat of top coat for long-lasting wear and shine.

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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!