Sometimes a DIY Manicure can look like…well, you truly did it yourself. However, don’t despair because getting the pro look at home can be achieved with one simple trick. Read on to learn how to easily avoid the oh so common messy nail paint finish.
Beauty Quickie: How to Perfect Your DIY Manicure
If you were not born with steady hands painting your nails can feel like your two years old again and trying to stay within the lines of a coloring book. Many companies have designed products to help make things less stressful. Think of the recent spray paint phenomena that allows users to spray on color and wipe away the excess. However, there is something even easier that you can try.
Vaseline. Say what? Yes, good ole Vaseline is a very low cost solution to ensure a great DIY Manicure. It’s effective because if you happen to paint or get nail polish on your skin it will not stick. Therefore, you will be able to achieve a nice clean look that will look very professional. All you have to do is:
1. Dip a Q-tip in Vaseline before you apply any polish.
2. Take the Vaseline Q-tip and rub it on your cuticles as well as all around your surrounding skin.
3. Get to painting.
DIY Manicure – Final Words
When applying Vaseline to your skin do your best to avoid getting any on the actual nail itself. Yes, you may not want any nail polish on your skin but you do want it to stick to your nails. If you do happen to get Vaseline on your nails clean it off with another Q-tip that has been soaked in rubbing alcohol.
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