Prepare your nails, apply the varnish, apply the top coat… Do you think you have mastered the manicure on your fingertips? However, some errors are still common. In this article, we will tell you all our tips for perfect nails.
1. Cut your cuticles
This small skin at the base of the nail is very fragile and above all very permeable. By cutting it, you risk infection. Just moisturize it with a drop of nourishing oil and push it back very gently with a wooden stick.
2. Don’t apply base
We’ve all done it: a bit in a hurry, we skip this step to go straight to applying the varnish. Not only does the varnish risk holding less well, but you also risk yellowing your nails.
3. File your nails back and forth
By filing your nails from right to left, you promote their duplication. Always file them in the same direction to avoid damaging them.
4. Apply varnish to oily nails
Before applying the varnish, make sure your hands are perfectly dry and your nails are free of oily substances. Indeed, on oily nails your manicure could take much less time.
5. Applying too many coats of varnish
To obtain a perfectly opaque color, some go so far as to apply three coats of varnish. Not only is the drying time multiplied by three, but also risk obtaining an uneven and messy result. On the contrary, two coats of color are enough for an optimal result.
6. Fluidify your varnish with solvent
Add a little nail polish remover to bring your varnish back to life which is too dry and pasty. Result: the texture is certainly more liquid, but the rendering is less shiny and above all much less resistant. To prolong its life, opt for a real lacquer thinner instead.
7. Use a cotton swab to catch the burrs
Not only are cotton swabs not environmentally friendly, but they can also damage your manicure by leaving fibers behind. Prefer a lip brush that you dip in the remover and apply on the failures.
In addition to these mentioned above, you also need to take regular care for your nails using professional manicure set. If you don’t have any manicure supplies, check out our Maryton website, where there are all kinds of nail beauty products.
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