Genius Nail Hacks to Try NOW!

I have always liked doing my nails once in a while.  Maybe when I’m in the mood to commit to an hour of hand inactivity and trying not to use up and entire bottle of remover on touching up my sloppy jobs.  Recently I found some amazing tricks to get the perfect nails- they’re genius and I really hope you try them.  Let’s get onto this!

Hack #1.  Glitter Nails

Have you ever been just purely frustrated at how long it takes to get glitter nails?  These always turn out pretty- or at least after about ten coats.  But I found a way to get flawless glitter nails in one coat! Here’s how:

-Paint a regular base coat of clear polish.

-Take a makeup sponge and paint a small amount of glitter polish on the sponge, about the size of your nail.  Then press the painted area against your nail, evenly coating.  You should have a wonderful, full glitter nail with just one coat!

-Add a topcoat of clear to protect the nails from chipping faster.

Hack #2. Color Gradient Nails

CG nails are where you have a different shade of the same color on your nails, usually the thumb with the darkest color, the forefinger with a little lighter, etc.  You don’t have to buy a ton of polish for this.  You can just use one bottle!

-Paint your thumbnail with the regular, dark base color.

-Mix some of the color and some white polish together to get a lighter color, and paint that on the forefinger.

– Just keep repeating with each finger, making them lighter as you go.

Hack #3.  Make Your Own Matte

Matte nails are a new and cute trend.  But you don’t have to have matte polish to achieve the look.  Simply take your clear topcoat, and mix in a little cornstarch to get a matte topcoat.  You can just paint over your regular polish with the topcoat for perfect matte nails.

Hack #4. Cleaning up the Edges

Sometimes it’s hard to get a perfect paint job, or the cotton ball/swab just doesn’t clean up all your ragged edges where you slopping up your paint.  To fix this, take a tiny paintbrush and dip it in polish remover, then use that to remove the polish.

I hope you enjoyed!

-Peaches

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