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Tips to Polish your Nail Neatly at Home
By KIM D’AMATO 1,490 views

Tips to Polish your Nail Neatly at Home – A How to Guide

You love it! I love it! Nearly every woman loves nail polish. It not only shows off your nails and hands but also protects the quality of your nails. If you love getting your nails polished but don’t want to visit a salon you can apply by yourself at home.

 However, there are a few things you need to consider while applying nail polish at home. So. Let’s explore a few tips to polish your nail with organic nail polish.

Three strokes are enough

When it comes to painting nails, use the three strokes method to apply the polish. First, place your hand on the flat surface. Dip the brush into the bottle and get a normal-sized drop of nail polish at the edge of your brush. Starting at the base of your nail, first stroke the brush to the left, then to the right, and then down the center.

Always use a base coat and a top coat

Using a base coat will make the surface smooth so that your vegan nail polish can stick easily. Also, it allows the color to stay last longer and protect your nails from becoming stained by the pigments in some of the colored nail polishes.  The top coat will ensure the polish lasts longer.

 Choose the right white

A lot of women consider white nail polish one of the coolest colors. However, when it comes to choosing a bottle, it is necessary to make sure that the formula is thick and creamy. To find out if it’s opaque, pick the brush and wipe it against the top of the bottle from inside; if the polish is sheer against the inside of the bottle, it doesn’t have enough pigment and will be too sheer and look streaky.

Use cuticle oil religiously on your nails

To give your nails that ‘just been to the nail salon’ look. Use cuticle oil. It hydrates them immediately. You can also apply it on your entire nail bed once you are done applying polish so if you hit them against something accidentally, the oil will offer some slip, which prevents your nails from scratching.

Avoid shaking your nail polish

When it comes to helping apply nail polish neatly, consider this important tip. Instead of shaking your nail polish before using, roll your polish bottle between your two hands. Hold it vertically and roll it back and forth. This will ensure that there will be no air bubbles on your nails when you paint it on.

Put your hands under cold water after applying paint

Putting your hands under cold water or if you dip your fingertips into ice water for a bit will help you dry nail paint faster without any damage to your nail paint.

Try out glitter nail polish

Most women nowadays prefer using glitter nail polish or shimmery polish on their nails. It not only looks beautiful but also stays lasts longer on your nails. You can also use it as a top coat over many colors to create a unique look.

Keep your hands away from hot water

Do not start doing the dishes or put your hands into the hot shower after painting your nails. Hot water is an enemy of nail polish. It causes the polish to expand with it and even causes it to crack in the process.

Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed these tips to help polish your nails at home and get the salon look with organic nail polish. If you have any suggestions, feedback, or questions to share regarding nail polish tips, please feel free to write below in the comment box.

Kim D’Amato

Kim D’Amato is ex-model and founder of PRITI NYC, an organic, vegan and cruelty-free nail polish and soy nail polish remover company. Priti NYC nail polishes are named after flowers. Priti NYC nail polish is always 10 free, vegan, cruelty and gluten-free.