It’s fair to assume everyone wants to have nice nails, but not everyone can afford a professional manicure every couple of weeks and few of us are just blessed with this ability to do our nails nicely. If you’re anything like me, you probably struggle with this task quite a lot but you still want to have colorfully painted nails. Well, you’re in luck because today is the day we’re going to share some amazing nail polish tips and tricks with you. Hopefully, they’ll be helpful and you’ll find the whole process much easier and much more enjoyable after learning these tricks.
1. How To Apply Nail Polish Neatly
If your biggest problem is that you constantly get nail polish on your skin as well as your nails – there’s a really easy trick to fix that. Before painting your nails, put Vaseline on the skin around your nails. Then paint them, wait for them to dry and just wipe the skin or wash your hands. The nail polish will wash off with Vaseline and you’ll be left with neatly painted nails.
2. How To Remove Nail Polish Without Nail Polish Remover
If you must, you can remove nail polish from your nails by soaking them in alcohol or vinegar for 10-15 minutes. You can also use a new coat of nail polish and wipe it away before it dries, it should remove the old nail polish underneath too. But it’s hard to imagine a situation in which you’ll desperately need to remove nail polish and you can’t go and buy nail polish remover. As far as we’re concerned – just rock the chipped old nail polish, it’s very punk.
3. How Long Does Nail Polish Last
If we’re talking about bottles on nail polish – they can pretty much last forever as long as they’re unopened. As soon as you open it some ingredients start evaporating and from that point on the nail polish is good for about 2 years. So if you have any open nail polishes on your shelf that have been there for years – just throw them away, they’re gone bad.
4. How To Make Nail Polish Dry Faster
There’s a plethora of quick-drying nail polishes, topcoats and sprays available on the market, but if you have none of these available to you, you can try dipping your nails into ice-cold water for 2 minutes and then letting them air dry for another minute. This should help you get the nails dry in 3 minutes flat. But also, painting them in thin layers generally means the nail polish will dry faster.
5. How To Keep Nail Polish From Chipping
The best way to keep nail polish from chipping is to apply base coat underneath and topcoat afterwards. It’s also important to make sure your nails are completely dry before painting them. Don’t bite your nails and definitely don’t wash dishes without gloves. Protect your nails from harsh chemicals too. Also, a handy trick to keep the nail polish last longer without chipping is to keep applying thin coats of topcoat every couple of days.
6. How To Thin Out Nail Polish
If your nail polish has gone dry or lumpy it’s probably cause it’s gone bad. You can use nail polish thinner which is sold in most beauty supply stores to thin out your nail polish. Two or three drops of that should be enough. If you don’t have that but you have nail polish remover or acetone – you can use those in place of nail polish thinner in the same way. Just add a few drops and shake up the bottle. But be warned, nail polish remover and acetone will only work for the next few nail polish uses but in the long run, they’ll completely break down your nail polish and you’ll have to get rid of it.
7. How To Get Nail Polish Out Of Carpet
It’s easier to remove nail polish out of the carpet (or clothes) while it’s still wet. Just blot away as much of it as you can and afterwards use acetone-free nail polish remover alcohol or hairspray to rub away the rest. Wash with soapy water afterwards. If the nail polish stain has already dried, first try to just scratch out as many dry nail polish pieces as possible, then wet the stain with warm water, add then proceed the same way you would with a wet nail polish stain.