Friday, June 24, 2011

B Learned: How-to paint your own nails

I get a lot of questions on what are my tips for painting my nails. I change my nail color so often that if I relied on the talents of a professional my fashion fund would quickly depreciate. It isn’t always clean and it isn’t always easy but with practice and taking your time you’ll have a near perfect manicure in no time. 

1.     Make your first stroke down the center of your nail starting just before your cuticle. Push brush wide to maximize color spread.
2.     Stroke to right of middle stroke and expand brush by adding pressure reaching to the almost side of your nail
3.     Repeat on left side
4.     For second coat, start again in middle expanding brush
5.     Without re-loading brush move closer to sides if bare nails show
6.     Repeat on each nail
7.     We aren’t perfect so if you get paint outside your nail: wait for nails to dry and dip a q-tip in polish remover to clean up sides


LucĂ­a said...

I think it's a matter of painting your nails a lot, then it starts getting better and better.

J.P. Archie said...

Thanks for the tip! I am going to try this tonight. I always mess up my nails when doing my own. :)
Also, love your blog!

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Unknown said...

i hate paying to get my nails done cause they chip so fast. always do my own! i like to use a small paint brush dipped in polish remover to remove any polish from my skin.

Gawgus things... said...

Practice makes perfect as they say! I've always painted my own nails - a talent I learnt from my Mum I think as I've never seen her without hers painted! XX

sealaura said...

I just love ur tutorials! I am such a mess cat when I do my nails! And I too struggle deciding on colors. this week I am going with Essie's French Affair. Hope you had a great weekend!

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