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Nail Painting Tips and Tricks

Nail Painting Tips and Tricks

It is really fun to go online and look at nail art pictures, but it's a little disappointing to try and do it yourself and have it come out a complete mess. Painting your nails alone can be a hard task, never mind trying to do nail art. If you want some techniques to help you paint your nails or tips and tricks for nail art keep on reading. Below you will find nail painting tips and tricks.  

Line Your Nails With Vaseline Before Painting Them for Easy Cleanup

  Lining your nails with vaseline will allow you to paint your nails without worrying about cleanup after. You can take a q-tip and dip it into the vaseline for easy application. The vaseline will make a barrier between the nail polish and your skin, so after your done painting your nails, you can simply wipe off the vaseline for a clean look.  

Make Polka Dot Nail Art With the Tip of a Bobby Pin

  This is a very quick and easy way to add some detail to your nails. All you need to do is get a bobby pin and dip the ends of it into nail polish. Then, you can apply however many polka dots you want onto your nails.  

Use White Nail Polish as a Basecoat to Make Your Nail Color Pop

  Most nail polishes are transparent, and the natural tint of your fingernails will change the color of your polish. To prevent this and get the nail polishes real color add a layer of white nail polish as a basecoat. Then go over it with your preferred nail polish color.  

Add Cornstarch to Clear Nail Polish to Create a Matte Topcoat

  If you want to add something different to your nail polish collection, you can make a DIY matte topcoat. This is a really easy thing to do. All you need is a topcoat that you are okay with making completely matte. Then just add cornstarch to the topcoat until the topcoat turns a cloudy white color.

Create an Easy Heart With a Heart-Shaped Hole Punch and Tape

  All you need to create a cute heart nail art stencil is a heart-shaped hole punch and tape. Just simply punch a hole through the tape, lay the tape over your nail and paint on a heart! If you want several hearts on your nail you can take another piece of tape and punch several hearts in the tape.  

Use the End of an Eyeliner Pencil to Place Tiny Nail Art Accessories like Rhinestones on Your Nails

  If you have trouble using your fingers or tweezers to apply nail accessories, the tip of an eyeliner pencil works great! The end of a pencil is tacky and will grip the jewel, sticker, or rhinestone, and it won't get in the way or ruin your design.  

Create a Marbled Effect by Using Drops of Swirled Nail Polish and a Cup of Water

  First, apply tape around your nail to protect your skin. This makes sure you don’t get any polish onto your skin. Next, fill a cup with room-temperature water. Now, Grab two different colors of nail polish you prefer and add drops of each polish into the cup of water. When adding the drops make sure you alternate colors each time. Once you've added a few drops of each color, get a toothpick and swirl the layers together to create a marble design. Now, stick your finger into the cup and push your nail into the layers of nail polish. Hold your finger there for a few seconds to make sure the polish sticks to your nail. Next, use your toothpick to get the rest of the paint away from your finger. Lastly, pull your finger out of the water, clean up the edges, and apply a topcoat.  

Use an old dried out gel pen to draw intricate designs on your nails

  Using the tip of an old gel pen will allow you to make small detailed nail art. You can draw flowers, birds, symbols, and many other things. Make sure that the pen is completely free of ink, you can do that by taking the pen apart and clearing out all the ink. After creating your designs make sure you give it a decent time to dry. It takes a long time to dry and you don't want to mess up your masterpiece!  

Turn any Top Coat Nail Polish Into Glitter Nail Polish

  You can create any glitter nail polish you want! All you need is your preferred color of glitter and top coat nail polish. Then, just add your preferred amount of glitter into the top coat and that's it! You can make any glitter nail polish you want. It can be rainbow, purple, green, red, pink, orange, and many more!  

Fix a Smudged Nail by Adjusting the Polish With the Tip of Your Tongue

  If you accidentally smudge your nail polish, try adjusting the paint with the tip of your tongue instead of your finger. Your tongue is just soft enough to fix the paint without leaving any imprints. Only use this tip only when necessary though, and try not to lick your nail polish too often.  

Wrapping up

  There are nail painting tips and tricks! How many of these tips and tricks have you heard of? Are you going to try any of the listed tips and tricks? If you need new nail polish head on over to the 786 cosmetics store! Our products are halal, vegan, cruelty-free, and 9 free. Our products also contain less toxic ingredients, are healthier for you, and made with beauty lovers in mind. Just click here to head on over to our store!
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