Imagine this, you have spent your leisure time in pampering yourself and painting your nails with your favourite nail polish colour, but the horror strikes.. You end up chipping or smudging your freshly painted nails even before you could take that Instagram-worthy shot of them..
Sounds like a situation that no woman would ever want to face, right? But it happens to the best of us and such mess-ups can spoil our whole mood!
Well, after facing this, you would surely not be in the mood to spend another 10 minutes of your leisure time in fixing your nails by redoing all of them, isn't it? Don't worry, here is your little cheat sheet on how to fix a bad manicure easily.. Without having to redo your nails!
How To Fix A Bad Manicure
Repaint The Smudged Area Carefully
Smooth down the smudged area of your manicure using your fingertip and carefully add another layer of the nail polish shade that you used earlier. It may still look a little botched, but the smudge would not be that noticeable.
Cover It Up With Some Leopard Print Nail Art Or Dotticure
How about some quick nail art to conceal the areas where your manicure has been ruined? Use nail polishes of 2-3 different shades and a Bobby pin or toothpick to create leopard print nail art. Or, you may even try floral patterns with dotticure. This is how you turn the flaws into beauty!
If the chipping or the smudge is on the nail tips, you can turn it into a French Manicure with a nail polish of contrasting colour.
Apply A Layer Or Two Of Glittery Holo Top Coat
A glittery nail polish top coat glams up your nails in just 1 2 3! And when it is a holo top coat, it is like icing on the cake! Or perhaps, a colourful icing on your nails! It is the best pick for those women who are not a big fan of DIY nail arts that are very time consuming and require too much effort. Just apply one or two layers of a holo top coat over your botched manicure to revive it in a jiffy while adding an extra oomph to them!
You can use a top coat even when your manicure has started to look a little dull after 3-4 days and make it look fresh again!
Check out our newest launch - DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquer Shimmer Top Coat, a transparent nail lacquer with tiny holographic glitters which beautifully shift colours when light hits them! It is one of its kind in India and you can grab it right now at an exciting discounted price of Rs.260.
Use Nail Art Stickers
There are tons of adhesive nail art stickers available in the market in fun 3D, lace, metallic, etc, designs. And if you happen to have some of them in your stash, you can put them to use and save your bad manicure job with ease! Adhesive nail art stickers are very easy to use and flaunt.
Water nail art decals are another great alternative and they are pretty long lasting too.
Switch To Fast Drying Nail Polishes So That You Never Have To Face This Situation Again
Nail polishes that take forever to dry are just plainly annoying, aren't they?
There are many nail hacks around the internet that tell you about the different ways to dry nail polish faster.. Like, by dipping your nails in icy cold water or by spritzing cooking spray on them.
But none of them actually work because it all depends on the formula of the nail polishes.
Our seaweed enriched DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquers have a fast drying formula that give your nails immaculate gel-like finish. The major perk of these lacquers is that they are gel based nail lacquers and yet, they do not require a UV nail lamp!
Don't fret the next time you ruin your manicure because these quick hacks are going to be there to save your time and your bad manicure!
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