I love having beautifully painted nails, don’t you? But I don’t like the messy bits that get on your skin. Apart from looking terrible, they are hard to get off neatly.
I’m sure you all seen, and probably tried, the tip to use a cotton bud or similar dipped in nail polish remover to clean it up. I’ve tried that, but then I get remover where I don’t want it, and it doesn’t make a nice clean line. Perhaps there are tips on doing that better, but it doesn’t do the job well enough for me!
So, how do I get my nails looking neat after I’ve painted them myself?
The trick really is very simple.
Have a shower or bath!
I like to shower in the morning. So I will paint my nails one evening, when there is something good on tv and I can sit and let them dry completely. I do my best to paint them neatly, but I don’t worry too much. Sometimes they look worse than others. I didn’t do too bad a job this time!
The next morning I will shower as usual. The warm water softens your skin, and the polish just peels off. Any stray bits left after the shower are easily scratched off with your nail.
It’s common sense, really. You might need to work out how to fit this process into your routine, if a quiet night and a morning shower doesn’t work for you. Just make sure your newly painted nails are absolutely and completely dry.
If I was doing my nails for a special event, I would never do them on the actual day. That would be far too stressful! I’d much rather touch up a small chip if required, than have to make a special effort to do a perfect job.
Have you already worked this trick out for yourself? Whilst there are many pages of nail polish tips and tricks, I’ve never seen my ‘trick’ listed. So now it is out there!
I’ve been doing this for so many years that I can’t remember how I ‘discovered’ that this works. But it does, and I’ve no intention of changing how I do it now 😉
For the record, my nails above are painted with:
Cutex 2 in 1 Base Coat, Tevez colour number 19, and Manicare Mirror Shine Top Coat.
How do you keep your manicures looking fabulous?
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