Every woman loves well manicured hands and beautifully painted nails. Unfortunately we are often so careless when applying nail polish that we end up with chipped nail polish, staining and uneven nail paint application.
However getting fabulous, professional nail polish application is fairly easy. From preparing your nails to applying nail polish like a pro, here are some steps that will help you get beautiful nails with an amazing coat of nail polish in a matter of minutes.
Instructions For Applying Nail Polish Correctly
Prepare Your Nails
Before you start applying nail polish, it is a good idea to prepare your nails for the nail polish application first. Start off by removing traces of any old chipped nail polish. This will ensure that your new coat of nail polish does not chip or fade easily. Use a good quality nail polish remover and place a few drops of nail polish remover on a cotton ball. Place the cotton ball on the nail and remove the traces of nail polish properly.Once you have removed old nail polish, wash your hands and then soak your fingers in a bowl of warm water to which some liquid soap has been added. This will remove any traces of dirt and nail polish residue from the nails. Remove your fingers from the bowl and wipe your hands with a towel. Apply some hand cream or cuticle cream to your nails.
If you have the time then it is a good idea to get a manicure done before applying the nail polish. Use a home manicure set to cut, polish and shape your nails perfectly. Use a cuticle remover to soften and then push back the cuticles. Then file and shape your nails the way you like it. Finish off by polishing your nails to make the surface smooth and free of any patches.
Start Off With A Base Coat
Choose the nail polish color that you want to apply. There are thousands of brands and colors that you can select. However it is best to stick to colors that suit your skin tone and complexion. Apply a thin layer of base coat of your nail polish to the nails evenly. Base coat helps in giving the nail polish an even look and shine as well.
Applying Nail Polish
Roll the bottle of nail polish between your palms so that the color mixes well and the enamel is thick. Place your hands on a firm surface preferably a table. Open the bottle of nail polish and wipe off the excess polish from the brush. Now starting from the center of the nails, apply the nail polish from the base of the nail to the tips. Then apply the nail polish on either side using the same technique. Repeat these steps for all the fingers. Once the first layer has dried up, apply a second coat for better color and shine.
Apply The Top Coat
Seal in the fabulous color of your nail polish by applying a thin layer of clear top coat. Allow the polish to dry completely before applying the top coat. Use a q-tip soaked in nail polish remover to clear any smudges and nail paint on the skinWith these simple steps you can apply nail polish like a pro. So go ahead and flaunt your beautiful nails with pride.