The Do’s and Don’ts of At-Home Manicures

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Hey guys, WHEN WE LIVE IN SUCH BUSY LIVES WE HAVE TO TAKE SOME TIME TO PAMPER OURSELVES AND WHEN WE FIND THOSE AWESOME TRICKS THAT MAKE IT EASIER, ITS EVEN BETTER. TODAY ILL SHARE WITH YOU SOME do’s and don’ts of at home manicures.

DON’T store your polishes in the bathroom.

There is nothing worse than ultra runny polish or lumpy lacquer. When your nail polish is housed in an environment that is constantly changing, you compromise the consistency of the product. This can lead to a streaky manicure and shorten the shelf life of your favorite shade. 

DO roll the bottle upside down in between your hands.

When a nail polish has sat on your shelf through the seasons the formula can separate. This doesn’t mean the product has expired, it just means it needs a little love. Before you begin every polish, roll the bottle between your hands swiftly to mix the lacquer and let your bottle’s little silver ball do its job. Avoid shaking the bottle. We know we’ve all done this, but shaking the bottle can cause bubbles.

DON’T polish near a blowing fan.

Gusts of wind or fans buzzing overhead may cool you down, but they also lead to bubbles on your tips. Bubbles can hide, making you think you’ve done your best work yet, but they will rear their ugly heads when your polish fully dries and starts lifting.

DO wipe nails clean with remover prior to polishing.

After removing your previous shade it’s hard not to want to wash your hands or apply lotion to your dry skin, but fight the urge. That entire chuck of polish that just fell off may very well may be due to oils on the nail or water. Our nails are porous and grab on to moisture easily. When you wash your hands or apply lotion prior to polishing you ask for trouble and end up with lifting.

DON’T file your nail back and forth.

DO apply a top coat and base coat with every polish.

DON’T apply thick layers of lacquer.

DO polish your nails from pinky to thumb. 

 

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