Paint your Nails

Edited by Debbie, Charmed, Izaya Orihara, Christine dela Cruz and 1 other

Every woman likes nicely painted, colorful looking fingernails! You can learn in this article how to paint your nails so they look neat, and professional looking! Here are some things you will need to get started:

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Things You Will Need

  1. 1
    Bottle of Fingernail Polish
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  2. 2
    Acetone Free Remover
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  3. 3
    Orange Wood Stick
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  5. 5
    Nail Buffer
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    Base Coat
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  7. 7
    Top Coat
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Wash your hands with soap and water, making sure you get underneath your fingernails. Before you start painting, keep in mind it's good to have a nice flat surface to work on, so you can have a nice steady hand painting your nails. Take your orange wood stick, and push back your cuticles gently, one by one. Next, you can buff your nails if you like, so you have a nice smooth surface before you apply the polish. When you are done buffing, then you can apply your base coat. This will seal in the color, and prevent yellow stains on your fingernails from the color of the polish. Let it dry for 10 minutes.

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Next, you will start applying your polish. When you take your brush out, remember to swipe the brush on the side of the bottle, to remove any excess polish. Too much on the brush will create a runny mess on your finger nails.

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Start at the base of your cuticle, sweeping your brush upwards in one stroke, up towards the middle of your nail, start at the bottom once again, and do the left side following the curve of the cuticle, and then do the right side. Don't worry, if you get any polish on the sides of your skin (and everyone does!) you can dab a Q-tip in your polish remover, and remove the polish around the sides when you are finished. Let your nails dry for 15 minutes. Repeat, for a second coat if you like, let dry.

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Lastly, you will apply your Top coat to help prevent chipping, and give your nails a shiny appearance! That's it, you are done!

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Categories : Beauty & Aesthetics

Recent edits by: Christine dela Cruz, Izaya Orihara, Charmed

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