19 Life-Changing Hacks for Doing Your Nails

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Line your nails with petroleum jelly or white craft glue before painting them for an easy cleanup.

Apply vaseline or petroleum jelly around the nails so that you can remove the spoiled nail polish from your skin easily using a cotton. Also you can apply Elmer’s glue on the area around nails and let it dry and then paints the nails and peel off the glue to keep the nails clean.

To prevent the tips of your painted nails from chipping, paint two base coat layers: one on the top half of your nail and the second coat over the entire nail.

Paint the half of the nails with base coat and let it dry and then apply the base coat on the full nails. This will helps the polish on the tips of the nail.

Use a white nail polish as your basecoat to make your nail color pop.

Add a white nail polish and then the actual color of nail polish to get the true color of the nail polish on the nails.

Paint your nail art designs on a plastic sandwich bag first, peel them off, and seal them on your nails with nail art glue or a clear topcoat for easy application.

Apply the nail art on the a plastic sandwich bag, let it dry and then peel it off. Stick them on the nails carefully with glue or top coat to give the effect of nail art.

Use paper hole reinforcement stickers as a guide for painting a half-moon mani

Put a paper hole sticker on the base of the nail and adjust it with the helps of nail art tool or bobby pins. Apply base coat and nail art on the whole nail, let it dry. Remove the sticker to give a half moon mani look.

Give your nails two-tone designs with tape.

Apply a light color polish and let it dry. Now cover the edges of the nails with a duct tape, crossing in the middle creating a point. Now Apply a darker shade on the whole nail including the tape, let it dry. Now remove the tape to get this kickass design.

 Use the tip of a pencil eyeliner to place tiny nail art accessories like rhinestones on your nails.

Use the tip of pencil to apply stones on nail art as it won’t disturb the nail art designs and put them on place.

Create a French manicure with ease by looping a rubber band around your fingertip.

Take a rubber band and create a knot in the middle. Hold one end of a loop with a thumb and the other with index finger and stretch. Now use the edge to paint the tip of the nails.

Mix loose pigments with clear polish to make a custom nail shade.

Mix an eyeshadow of your choice with clear polish, mix it and apply on your nails.

Create a marbled effect by using drops of swirled nail polish and a cup of water.

Wrap the area around your nails with a tape. Now take one cup of water. Add two differet colors nail paints one after another as shown. Use a paper clip to create the design you want. Now dip the nail facing the design. Take the finger out and remove the tap to get a kickass design.

Make your nail polish dry faster by soaking your nails in ice water after painting them.

After applying the nail paint, put them in cold water to settle them and make them dry faster.

Spray nonstick cooking spray on your nails to help the polish dry faster.


Spray the nonstick cooking spray on the polish evenly, leave it for few minutes then remove the oily residue from the skin.

 Fix a smudged nail by adjusting the polish with the tip of your tongue.

If the nails are smudged accidentally, put the finger on your tongue instead of touching with your fingers as it wont add any impressions on the nail.

Remove stubborn polish by soaking cotton pads in nail polish remover, wrapping them around your nails, and securing them with foil.

To remove the glitter or stubborn nail polish easily, soak a cotton pain in nail polish remover and place it on the nails and wrap with a foil paper. Now squeeze around and leave it for 5 minutes. Now remove the foil and cotton at the same time, the nail paint will come off.

Paint white craft glue as a basecoat before painting coats of glitter polish for easy removal.

Paint the craft glue as base coat on the nails and apply as much glitter polish you want on your nails. When you wanna remove the polish, peel the glue off. The polish will come off easily.

Roll your nail polish bottle instead of shaking it to avoid air bubbles.

Put the bottle between your hands and roll it by rubbing your hands without creating bubbles.

Loosen a stubborn nail polish lid by soaking it in hot water.

Put the nail polish bottle upside down in a cup with hot water. Put water as much as it covers the cap and not the bottle of paint. Leave it for few minutes then take out the bottle. The cap will open easily.

 Unscrew a tight lid by wrapping a rubber band around the handle for better grip.

Try wrapping a rubber band on the cap of the nail polish bottle as it will provide better grip for twisting it.

 Spread petroleum jelly around the lip of the bottle before closing it to prevent the polish from drying shut.

Apply petroleum jelly on the ridges on top of the bottle so that the polish doesn’t dry and the bottle is opened easily.


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