Every girl who wants amazing nails should make wise decisions when caring for them on a regular basis! Keep reading for a few top tips on how you can get amazing and healthy nails!
1 Use a Base Coat
2 Use a Top Coat
3 Use a Non-acetone Remover
Always make sure you remove nail polish with a small cotton ball and gently press on each nail before slowly moving upwards towards the tip. Resist the urge to swipe back and forth as this will do more harm than good.
4 Use a Nail Buffer Block
Rub it against your nails to get rid of any ridges and scratches while it smooths them over and turns them super shiny. This is great for the occasional use (when your nails need some tightening and polishing up) but don't over-use as it can damage your nails.
5 Use a Metal Nail File
It's a good idea to file on a slight angle for the sides of the nail and create a nice arch at the highest point (like this: up, across, down), this will make your nail an oval shape which is ideal for preventing chips and those dreaded 'splinters' and hang nails which you ultimately have no choice but to cut.
Use the pointed tip to get dirt and other gross things out from under your nails. You should do this regularly to keep them clean and healthy, but is especially true for those with long nails!
6 Use a Cuticle Oil
For these, all you have to do is 'draw' on each nail and leave it to dry for the following 10 minutes (remember not to touch anything or it will come off).
These are meant to be used on a regular basis so your nails are always nourished and kept in healthy condition.
7 Use Clear Nail Polish
A major benefit of using clear nail polish is that you don't have to worry about chipping because it won't show, but since it's nail polish you should still use a base coat underneath (and top coat is optional).
8 Use Nail Separators
Separators are little, foam-like items which are super cheap and will save you a lot of hassle when used. All you have to do is slide them on each foot before getting to work on your polish. You won't have to worry about the others accidently touching the polish before it's dried and starting over!
9 Use Light Polish Shades, Avoid Darks and Glitters
Avoid dark shades (black and brown) and vibrant shades (red, orange, yellow, blue) as these will often leak and stain your nails. This is especially true if you forget to use a base coat before you started painting and the end result may be damage to your nails and a nasty, obvious discoursed stain.
10 Use Nail Scissors
Stand under good lighting to snip the danger area, but be careful to only remove this part and not any other part of your nail. It's a good idea to always file your nails after you've been snipping to smooth it over and allow it to return to that lovely oval shape.
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