How To Paint Your Nails Like A Pro

By Leonela Martinez

Having Trouble?

Do you always have a hard time getting your nails to look perfect? Well keep reading and you will find some great tips on how to have your nails looking like a professional did them every time!

First Thing's First!

The first thing you always want to do is make sure your nails are filed and clean to prevent any breakage in the future. Remove any polish from your nails with non-acetone nail polish remover. After your nails are prepped, you can go onto step two.
The next thing you will be doing is applying a base coat. Any of your choice, but it just needs to be there. For the color not to stain or damage your nails, a clear base coat is always necessary. "Always use a base coat" Says Cosmopolitan.com in their article on nails.
Now that your base coat is dried you are ready for the real deal. The color! Pick your favorite nails polish and you'll be ready to start. Avoid using old dried polishes so the formula can be smoother on your nails. If at any point you want to shake the polish--don't. Simple roll it back and forth horizontally between your hands. Shaking it can create air bubbles that will ruin the look.

To apply the color, always remember these four rules: Dot, swipe, side, side. You first want to put a dot of polish in the top middle of your nail. Swipe it down, then do the right and left side. "Don't pile it on too thick. Apply thin layers of nail polish and spread them out. That way, you'll make sure it doesn't cake or smudge." Says housekeeping.com. This is extremely important to make your nails look picture perfect!


To make your nails look solid and professional, you always want a second coat. Make it thin so it will dry quicker (keep reading and you'll find out how to dry your nails in less than 5 minutes!!) yet make your color more vibrant. After it has dried, add a clear top coat of your choice to add a beautiful shine and you are finished. My last tip is, to keep them lookin' good for as long as possible, wear gloves while dish washing or doing any touchy work. You are now ready to rock your nails!

Why Won't My Nails Dry Already?

Having this problem? Been there, done that. No more blowing your nails for five hours and getting them messed up anyway. i have a quick solution that will have you ready to go in less than five minutes. Pour cold water into a bowl and put as much ice as possible. Let your fingers soak in there for as long as you can. It will be cold, so you can take some breaks, but that's it! It really is that simple. Dry your hands with a towel and for a while you will have everyone asking where you got your nails done.
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