Learning the at-home manicure is no easy feat, and after time and time, we might start to suppose we have got it downstroke. Overconfidence is a fickle thing, hm? The moment you come sure of your nail-oil prowess is when everything goes terribly, terribly wrong. It chips, smirches, and stripes briskly than you can say, Indiana Jones.
More frequently than not, you will find a sneaky set of common manicure miscalculations to condemn, and you might not indeed know you are making them. We are all shamefaced of it, particularly when we are feeling rather intolerant. Base fleece, schemas fleece …
But if you are serious about perfecting the art of the DIY manicure, then are seven major manicure miscalculations to avoid.
Mistake 1: Skipping the Base Coat—Or the Top Coat
We are all shamefaced in trying to rush the process. Skipping the base fleece is tempting, but if you want a smooth, indeed manicure ( especially if your nails have crests), it’s imperative to make the redundant effort. However, a base fleece provides a subcaste of protection that staves off unwanted breaking or dicing, If your nails are prone to breaking. Also, the top fleece cinches in the nail color not only with shine but with an anti-chipping subcaste. Pay special attention to sheeting the entire nail, including the edges and the tip, to ensure a long-lasting at-home mani.
Think of it like this Is a sandwich really a sandwich without any chuck? Well, we are not in the business of eating lettuce wraps — so use the base fleece and top fleece.
Mistake 2: Cutting Your Cuticles
This is the description of” leave it to the professionals.”If you are giving yourself a manicure at home, do not get too clip-happy on the cuticles. It leaves your skin susceptible to infection and results in a look that is further skin vexation than indefectible oil.
Rather push back your cuticles — gently. The easiest trick to this fix work is to push back your cuticles while in the shower when your nail beds are softened by the warm water. Remember Push, do not cut.
Mistake 3: Applying Polish in Too-Thick Coats
You will noway see this be at the nail salon — because every nail esthetician knows that this particular nail polish mistake is a one-stop-shop for goopy, smudgy nails. Make sure to relieve the encounter of redundant polish before swiping unevenly over your nail.
Try to cover your entire nail in three swipes middle, also on each side. It helps distribute the product unevenly and keeps it from barring (which is more likely to be when you over-swipe!).