Most women want pretty nails. It makes your hands and feet look gorgeous. Perfectly painted nails can enhance your overall look. Many people now choose to go to a nail bar to get their nails done.
But nail bars are expensive and it is not something mandatory. With some little help you can also perfectly paint those nails of yours at home. Just try to avoid these common mistakes:
Not doing manicure
There is dirt inside your nails which you need to clean up. Also your nails need to be moisturized so that the nail polish can properly stick to nails. Manicure also keeps your nails healthy.
Not filing nails properly
If nails are not filed properly, they will chip and split. Don’t use the back and forth movement; move the file only in one direction. You can file your nail again after putting on nail polish for a perfect finish.
Not taking care of cuticles well
Cuticles should not be cut with scissors or picked. This may lead to inflammation or infection. You should soften the cuticles with cuticle cream then use cuticle pusher.
Not applying a base coat
The nail polish normally sticks to the base coat. So, applying the base coat is very important. The base coat acts as a protective layer between your nail and the nail polish.
Not applying nail polish properly
You need to apply extra nail polish in areas of the nail which has a chance of chipping. After each coat apply the brush along the sides of the nail in order to seal the color. 3-4 strokes of nail polish must be applied.
Applying thick coats of nail polish
The color of the nail polish looks light inside the bottle, so women try to apply thick coats to their nail. You should wait for the paint to dry before applying another coat.
Not allowing enough time for the nail paint to set
You should wait for the nail polish to dry. It normally takes about 20 minutes for the nail polish to set.
Not putting on the top coat after applying nail polish
Applying a top coat will prevent nail polish from chipping, cracking or flaking. The top coat provides a great finish.
Taking a hot shower after applying nail polish
You should not expose your nail polish to heat after applying. So, avoid taking hot shower after putting on your nail polish.
Going to bed right after applying nail polish
If you go to bed right after applying your nail polish then there is chance of chipping and smudging. So, wait for the nail polish to dry properly before going to bed.
Try to avoid these mistakes and you can get perfect nails just like those in the nail bars without spending a dime.