| Step By Step Guide To A Salon-Like Manicure At Home
Painting nails perfectly like a professional manicurist is not a rocket science, ladies! With the simple steps and hacks mentioned in this post, you can *nail* that salon-like manicure at home with ease. Check them out below to know how!
How To Paint Your Nails Perfectly | Step By Step Guide To A Salon-Like Manicure At Home
Step 1 - Start With Clean Nails
Use a cotton pad soaked in a nail polish remover to gently wipe off existing nail polish, oil or dirt you might be having on your nails. Any kind of residue (especially oil) on your nails will affect the adherence of the polish and make it chip faster.
A bonus tip for your tips: Choose an acetone free nail polish remover because acetone tends to dry out the nails.
Step 2 - Shape Your Nails And Buff Them
With a nail file and a clipper, give your nails the desired shape and length. Avoid using back and forth motion with the nail file as it leads to weakening of the nails. File them from the corners towards the center, in a single direction.
After that, use a nail buffer to make the surface of your nails smooth and give them a healthy shine.
A lot of people think that using nail buffers is damaging for their nails, but it is not!
“Buffing your nails is kind of like brushing your teeth - it is. brightening, it makes nails look more youthful, and it gets rid of ridges.” tells nail artist Rita Remark to Huffington Post.
Never over buff your nails because it makes the nails thinner and damages the nail bed. You can watch a video on YouTube to learn about the right way to buff your nails.
Step 3 - Choose Your Nail Polish Colour
Choosing a nail polish colour always seems like the most confusing task to every woman, do you ladies agree with this? We have shared a post where you can check out the swatches of all DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquers that we currently have in our collection.
A bonus tip for your tips: Always choose a nail polish colour that suits your skin tone and your personality.
Step 4 - Use A Barrier On Your Cuticles To Make The Cleaning Process Easier
If you have always wondered how to paint nails perfectly around cuticles, this is your answer!
No one can apply a nail polish on their nails without accidentally getting some of it on their cuticles - shaky hands are to blame for this! Before you apply your nail polish, put on some kind of barrier on your cuticles to protect them and make the cleaning process much faster and easier.
For this, nail artists on Instagram prefer using an innovative product called Liquid Latex. Since it is expensive and not easily available in India, you can simply use a moisturizing lotion like DeBelle Moisturizing Lotion with the help of a Q tip. The lotion will create a barrier between cuticles and nail polish.
Step 5 - Apply The Nail Polish In Thin Coats
Dip the nail polish brush into the bottle and wipe the excess polish on the bottle's neck. You require only a small bead-sized amount of polish on the edge of the brush for a thin coat. Putting a huge blob of polish on the nail will make the polish look bumpy and messy, plus it will get all over your cuticles as well.
A nail polish should always be applied in thin coats. Don't worry if the polish looks too sheer in one thin coat, after the first coat has dried completely, you can apply a second coat or even third one to make it appear opaque. DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquers have a pigmented formula that does not require multiple layers.
Professional manicurists in popular nail salons follow the chart above to precisely apply the nail polish in just 3 strokes.
Once you have finished painting your nails, you can use the same Q tip you used in step 4 to clean up the excess nail polish on your cuticles.
A bonus tip for your tips: Do not shake the nail polish bottle before using it. Manicurist Claire Beaudreault tells Women's Health Mag - "Rolling nail polish bottle is a surefire way to get a bumpy mani because it creates oxygen bubbles in the polish."
Instead, she recommends rolling the bottle between the palms while holding it upside down. It will mix the polish without introducing too much air.
Step 6 - Finish Off By Moisturizing Your Cuticles
Wait for the nail polish to be completely dry and then moisturize your cuticles so that they can look nourished and healthy.
That is it, your manicure is ready to be flaunted! Keep your nails simple or have fun with different kinds of nail arts with DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquers.
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