Nail care, a part of the fashion, and an important accessory! Nails compliment the personality and accentuate your fashion statement. There are many women out there who could change the nail polish for almost every day. Going to the salon or spa every other week or rather every week may be expensive! There are many functional, creative, simple and free ideas to groom your nails.
If you are too crazy about the nail arts, wearing trendy nails, change nail colors too often, this is for you! Here are some cool, funny, exotic and weird nail care hacks!
Remove stubborn glittering polish
Use foil wraps to remove the stubborn glittering nail polish. So simple and easy to use, gives you clean and clear nails with no traces of glitters.
Clean the shades of dark nail polish
Also, tooth whitener comes handy to help you remove the stains of nail polish! Generally, you may need it when you apply red or dark shaded nail polish which leaves a mild shade on the nails.
Avoid applying nail polish in any other place other than your nails
That’s obvious! We can’t escape from applying nail polish (At least a dab of paint) on the fingers! Apply petroleum jelly on your fingers before you try new nail color. You can keep nail polish off your fingers. Alternatively, you can also go with Vaseline.
Dry the nails fast
Not many girls are patient enough to wait until the multiple coats of nail polish dries. Also, you do care a lot about getting the nails look perfectly! Buy a fast drying top coat nail polish to get that professional touch to your nails.
Here is a quick tip – Soon after applying nail polish, just soak your nails in ice water. It will also dry too quickly. Just 3 to 5 seconds is sufficient.
Whiten your nails
Make use of toothpaste to whiten your nails! Yes, toothpaste does its job professionally whether it is on your teeth or on your nails. Whiter nails add more color to the polish
Fix cuticle the safe way – overnight
Okay girls, you are aware that fixing cuticles isn’t an easy thing for all! Here is a simple tip to do it with ease. Soak your fingers in a bowl of warm water (you can boil the water to the tolerable temperature) for 5 to 10 minutes. Using an orange stick, push back the cuticles. If you have any moisturizing cream or lotion, take 3 teaspoons and mix with 1 teaspoon of olive or coconut oil. Heat it for a few seconds. Just make sure it is warm and blend the mixture. Apply the mixture on fingers and nails, gently rub it. You can leave it overnight or rinse it after an hour! You are done! Relatively, a safe and easy way to soften, moisturize and fix your cuticle.
Fix broken nails with tea bags
Broken nail may threaten you and it may really tear out any time. If you have experienced one, you really know how bad it was. Easily fix your broken nails with tea bags! Yes, you read it right. All you need is tea bags and a bit of nail glue. Cut a bit of tea bag, apply the nail glue and place it on the broken nail! An easy and painless repair to broken nail.
Use Vinegar to remove invisible oil
You may remove the nail polish with ease using nail polish remover! The longer your nail polish stays on your nail, the more invisible oil your nail generates and retains. A clean, dry and flawless nail is something required to get nail polish applied beautifully. The invisible oil may dull the effect of the nail polish. So, every time you apply a new nail polish, apply a coat of vinegar and wipe it with a sponge to get rid of the excessive oil from nails.
Prevent chipping too quickly
Chipping may make your nails look too awkward! You may not know when your polish chips! Prevent it with ease. You should apply base coats twice! Apply the first coat only at the top half of the nails. Apply the second coat on the whole nail. It helps prevent the nail chipping on the tips and stays longer. Always use white as the base coat, not any nude color. White base makes the nail color pop.
Care when you coat
Never try to apply thick coatings, regardless it is base white coat or multiple coatings of color nail polish. Always go with multiple thin coats.
Avoid nail polish bubbles on nails
One of the awkward things is getting those ugly bubbles on the nails. Well, don’t shake the nail polish before you use. Just roll it in between your palms. You can easily avoid the bubbles ruining your nails.
Use old nail polish
Are you sick about throwing away all those old nail polish? Don’t need to. Just add thinner to the old nail polish which might have turned a bit thick! Thinner don’t fade the color. You can save a lot of money indeed! Store nail polish bottles in your refrigerator to enhance the shelf life!
Use tiny tip paint brush
If you get anything wrong when you apply the paint, use a tiny tipped paint brush. Coat the brush in nail polish remover and remove the part where you went wrong. You don’t need to remove it all and start from the beginning.
Rub your nails with eucalyptus oil in case of infections
If you find any infections on the nail plate, just rub this oil gently on the nail beds. You can also use other essential oils.
Foggy / humidity – Give extra time to dry each coat
When the climate is humid or too cold, you may need to give extra time to let the nail polish dry.
Don’t sit near a fan when you apply nail polish
If you want to dry your nail polish quickly, you should never sit near a fan or sit directly under a fan! In fact, don’t apply polish near a fan. It could cause bubbles and simply ruin the effort if you apply multiple coats. Try our other recommendations if you want your nails dry faster!
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