We all know we where not born with the talent of painting nails nor painting them perfectly. When I first started painting my nails it was absolutely a mess. I would get nail polish all over my fingers, outside of my nails and cleaning it up would take even longer than painting my nails.
I finally figured out how it was supposed to be done . If you look at how manicurists paint nails, you’ll find that they have a certain technique that ensures a neat coat of polish covering the whole nail every time.
So here’s a cheat sheet that explains how to polish your nails perfectly and professionally:
- Step One
Start with a clean nail surface
Apply a base coat at the ridge. This will prevent staining and chipping
Place a drop of polish at the enter of of the nail bed. just a bit above the cuticle.
Carefully push the drop of polish towards the cuticle. Leaving just a small gap
Now move your brush upwards making a strait line until you reach the end of your nail.
Go back the the base of your nail and swipe the polish along the curve of the nail.
Keep dragging the polish until the whole side of the nail is covered.
Repeat step six but do this on the other side of the nail only
Repeat step 7 but do this on the other side of the nail
If necessary repeat this step a 2nd or third time until desired affect. Finish with a (Quick Drying Top Coat)
For those of you who would like to see a demo take a look at the video below.. Happy Polishing!!!!