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How to Paint Your Nails

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Did you know that it can cost up to $30 for a simple manicure that’ll probably chip in about one week? If you do this just every other week it could cost you almost $800 per year. So wouldn’t it be more cost effective if you could do your nails by yourself and save more than $700 every year? I’m here to teach you how to paint your nails!
 
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Step 1: Pick Out Your Color

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First, start by picking out your color. Drug stores and beauty shops will sell you a nice bottle of polish for about $8.50.

Step 2: Remove Any Old Polish

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Second, remove any old polish. If you don’t have and nail polish on, just swipe polish remover over your nails to get rid of any natural oils, etc.

Step 3: Roll the Bottle Between Your Palms

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Third, roll the bottle between your palms for about 10 to 15 seconds. This warms up the polish and makes it easier to work with.

Step 4: Apply a Base Coat

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Fourth, apply the base coat to protect your nails.

Step 5: Apply the First Coat

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Fifth, apply the first coat of color. Start with one strip of polish down the center then down the left, then right side of your nail. Make sure the color is even

Step 6: Apply a Second Coat

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Sixth, apply a second coat for coverage.

Step 7: Apply a Topcoat

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Seventh, after the color has dried, apply a topcoat to protect your nails from chipping (like this).

Step 8: Don't Move!

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Last, don’t do anything until your nails are completely dry!

Step 9: Now You Know!

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So now you know how to paint your nails and you’re $700 richer! Go out and buy yourself something, maybe a new nail color or something?
TN7772 years ago
$8.50? I can buy a nice bottle of Wet n' Wild Dreamy Poppy for 97 cents! Oh, I saw at Walmart while I was shopping for foundation some of that $8.50 nail polish- most butt-ugliest colors I've ever seen in all my days! They DID have some pretty pastels, though, but it was still too much. Below I've pictured Dreamy Poppy.
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love it!
i'm a complete dummy when it comes to nails :)
8.50? thats expensive! i can buy FOUR BOTTLES for that money here!