Getting the Perfect Manicure | Using a Small Paint Brush

in , by FroBunni, Thursday, April 02, 2015
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My manicured nails. It is a bit rough, but you can't see it. The color is MegaLast Private Viewing from Wet N Wild.

If you haven't noticed, in terms of my beauty regimen, I am one of those girls who would prefer to skip the professional and learn how to do it on my own. This is why I have learned to style my own hair, wax my eyebrows, and make my own facials. Lately, I have been fascinated with learning to do my own manicures. I love the look of my freshly pedicured toes, and I always wanted fingernails to match. Unfortunately, I am very clumsy when it comes to painting my fingernails. I do a decent job with the left side, and then my right side looks horrible. If I managed to do a decent job with both sides, then I accidentally hit my fingernail on something and smudged the paint job, or it chips after only a couple of hours. In short, manicures have been elusive for me, lol.

Well, this past month, I spent a lot of time watching manicure videos on YouTube and picking up on tips and tricks. A couple of weeks ago, I tried to do a perfect manicure...and it was a fail, lol. The polish was laid on thick, I smudged one of my nails within the hour, and I decided to just remove the polish and call it a day. Fast forward to this evening, and I decided to try again, but this time, I decided to use a small paint brush instead of the brush provided in the nail polish bottle. And what happened? Well, it's not perfect, but the polish looks a lot better. Not to mention, I have yet to smudge these nails.

If you're like me - a bit clumsy with smaller fingers - then using a paint brush may be for you. Not only was the paint brush easier to hold, I was also able to get a thin, even coat on my fingernails, instead of a thick, chunky coat that takes forever to dry and is too easy to smudge. I will see how long this manicure lasts. Hopefully, it will look better next time, but this is a step in the right direction.
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  1. I'm the same way a huge DIY'er helps me save time and $. Your nails look nice.