Nails have been obsessed over since long long ago and rightfully so.
Healthy, decorated nails make hands look beautiful and attractive. If you’ve been looking for quick ways to beautify your nails, look no further
Here are some ingenious nail hacks that will transform your life forever:
Nail Hack #1:
When applying more than one coat of nail paint on the nails, make sure you apply thin coats. If you apply thick coats, chances are that only the top coat will dry properly, leaving your nails prone to smudging. On the other hand, thin coats will ensure your entire nail polish is thoroughly dry, so no smudging occurs, pushing your hard work down the drain.
Nail Hack #2:
If nail art excites you, you absolutely must own a dotting tool. Want to make one for yourself? You will need a pencil that has an eraser to one end and a paper pin. Just dip the pin in glue and insert it in the eraser, tail down. Let it dry and Voila! Your dotting too is ready. Pour some nail paint, and get dotting your gorgeous nails.
Nail Hack #3:
Glittery nails look oh so cute. But, all of us have a different opinion about how glittery the nails should be. Also, finding that perfect shade of glitter polish is always a hard task. Solution? Simple! Just grab a bottle of fine makeup glitter in the colour of your choice. Pour a clear top coat polish in a tiny jar and mix in glitter into it according to your preference. Your personalized glitter paint is all ready to be applied.
Nail Hack #4:
As much as glitter paint looks great on nails, it is awfully difficult to get it off the nails most of the times. The glitter sticks to your nails and refuses to budge making you use copious amounts of acetone and drying out your nails in the process. If you’ve been struggling with this issue since forever, here’s good news! You just have to dip a cotton ball in nail polish remover till it is soaking wet. Next, place the ball over the nail directly and cover it with tin foil. After 2 minutes, the glitter paint will come off like a breeze sans rubbing. Genius we say.
Nail Hack #5:
Talking of nail paint remover, like we already told you, too much of acetone could be awful for your nails. It dries your nails out and therefore makes them brittle. How about using a nail paint remover that is less harsh and even moisturizing? Too good to be true? No. Just mix acetone, glycerine, and filtered water 10:1:1.2 and you will have your very own moisturizing nail polish remover. You’re welcome!
Nail Hack #6:
There is another genius hack that you can use to instantly remove your nail polish conveniently. Just grab a small glass mason jar and a rectangular piece of sponge. Roll the sponge and place it in the jar leaving a finger width space in the middle. Use the above mentioned nail polish remover recipe to fill in the jar. Let the sponge soak up the goodness. Secure the lid tightly. When on the go, just dip your nails in the sponge and gently rotate your fingers to perfectly remove nail polish with half the effort and in half the time.
Nail Hack #7:
French tips look so amazing but they seem like rocket science. So, most of us give up on this trend or go to expensive nail bars to achieve it. Tell you what! It is easy peasy to get perfect French nails. Just grab a Band-Aid and stick it to your nail vertically leaving the tip exposed. Paint away the tip and wait for it to dry. Slowly peel off the Band-Aid to reveal the pleasant surprise.
Nail Hack #8:
All the nail paint onslaught on your precious nails on a daily basis causing them to turn an ugly yellow? Fret not. The same thing that works on keeping your pearly whites…mm white can be used to keep your nails healthy white too. Just apply a bit of fluoride toothpaste on a toothbrush and scrub it on wet nails. Wash them and see the difference.
Nail Hack #9:
Its human to make mistakes and turns out that when we are indulging in nail art, we are being humans on another level. Frustrated with nail enamel on our cuticles, sides, and practically all over, we often remove the whole thing off and begin the process again. You don’t have to do that. Yes! You read that right. Just keep a few Qtips handy. This wonder invention, when dipped in nail polish remover, can be your nail saviour. Just carefully run your acetone dipped Qtip along the sides of your nails to reveal salon like perfect nails.
Nail Hack #10:
In a hurry to rush out n totally forgot to paint your nails? Cannot afford forever and a day for the nail polish to dry? Don’t worry, ice-cold water can come to your rescue. Just apply the first coat of nail polish, dip it in ice cold water for 30 seconds, and your nails will be ready for another coat. Repeat the process with the second coat and done!
Nail Hack #11:
Suddenly buying into the matte nail polish trend? Add a little corn-starch to all your glossy nail paints to mattify them. Save silly money.
Nail Hack #12:
Struggling with the whole nail art thing? Just grab a few sharpies and draw what you wish on your nails. No one will ever know you did not spend hours perfecting your paint brush. Keep that between you and us.
Nail Hack #13:
If your dark nail polish stains your skin when you remove it, apply a generous layer of Vaseline around your nails on your skin. This will prevent the stain. Wipe off with a tissue later.
Nail Hack #14:
Vaseline can also be used around the nails before each nail paint application to avoid messy finger tips.
Nail Hack #15:
Broke your heart over a cracked nail? All of us have at some point in our lives. After all, we spend so much time growing out nails. We have a genius solution to that now. You will need an unused tea bag, some nail glue, and a nail buffer. Start off by lightly buffing the crack and then apply a thin layer of glue over it. Next, cut out a small piece of the tea bag cloth and place it directly on the crack. Drench the fabric with some more glue and let it dry. Now grab the nail buffer and buff the cloth till smooth. Apply another coat of glue and ta da! No more heartbreaks over broken nails.
Nail Hack #16:
To prevent air bubbles forming in your nail paint bottle, do not shake it before applying. Instead, just roll it between your palms a few times.
Nail Hack #17:
Have dry, ugly cuticles? Soak your nails in warm water for about 10 minutes. Gently use an orange stick to push back your cuticles (do not cut them!). Next, make a mixture of your favourite hand lotion and olive oil 2:1 and heat it for few seconds in the microwave. Apply this warm potion on your cuticles and nail beds and massage gently. Cover your hands in gloves and keep them on for as long as you can. Do this at least once a week to maintain optimum cuticle health.
Nail Hack #18:
Want your nail polish to last longer? Simple clean your nails thoroughly with a cotton pad soaked in vinegar before applying nail polish. You polish will not just glide on smoother but stay longer too. Try it!
Nail Hack #19:
Want to make cute nail decals for yourself? Use a plastic wrap. Paint on a coat of polish on plastic wrap and allow it to dry. Punch out shapes from the wrap using designer paper punches. Lay the punched designs on the nail, seal them with a top coat and voila!
Nail Hack #20:
To prevent your nail polish from chipping, use two base coats. Let the first cost go on the top half of the nail and the second over the entire nail. This will provide an extra protection to the tip of your nails and drastically reduce chipping. If you want your nail colour to pop, use a white basecoat.
Nail Hack #21:
If you’ve run out of Quick Dry, just spray your nails with a little cooking oil after nail paint application to help set it faster and prevent smudges.
Nail Hack #22:
Do not throw away your old bath loofah. Use the netting as a stencil to create beautiful spider web nails. Apply a coat of paint, let it dry and then place the net over your nail. Apply a contrasting colour and gently pull away the net to reveal beautiful nail art.
There you go. Spot the hottest nails in town with less than half the effort.
Here’s to a more beautiful you.