This is a skill I only recently learned how to do properly. I've never been too into painting my nails, but I think that was because I was going about it all wrong. ;)
After extensive months of googling, youtubing and practicing, I feel confident enough to share my nail painting knowledge. :D
Once you know how to paint your nails the right way you'll probably want to do it more often!
Step 1: What you'll need:
- nail polish
- clear top coat
- fingernail clippers
- cuticle trimmers/stick
- a file
- cotton swabs/rounds
- nail polish remover
Also, if you haven't tried glass files, you should! They last forever and work quickly. They're all I've used for the past few years. :)
Step 2: Tips for painting your nails
- eat a snack
- use the restroom
- if you have long hair, tie it back
- make sure you have a nice beverage nearby
- find something to entertain you that won't require you to touch things
- convince your cats they are not allowed to help you paint your nails
Seriously. If I don't do these things I almost always mess up my nails by trying to accomplish these things. :D
This time was especially precarious due to camera operation.
It's also always best to paint your nails on a well lit, clean and flat surface. I never have any luck painting my nails when my hand is not resting on a flat surface. You get the wobbles, which leads to getting nail polish alllll over your finger.