Although it may sound silly, I have to admit that I am really obsessed with how my nails look. I get anxious whenever my nails need to be filed or the polish is chipped – I generally feel a lot better about my overall appearance if my nails look nice.
I usually try to get a manicure once a week, but sometimes I don’t have time, so I do my nails at home instead. At-home manicures have the potential to be very messy and a little dangerous. It is WAY too easy to mess up your manicure! That’s why I really rely on tips and hacks like the ones below. They make your at-home mani that much easier – and most of them even work if you’re getting your nails done somewhere. Want to get amazing nails in very little time? Read these 20 nail hacks, tips and tricks right now.
First, figure out what shape you want your nails. There is more than just one!
Make a peel-off base coat with glue if you’re going to be using glitter polish (which is difficult to take off).
Make your cuticles look beautiful over night. Healthy cuticles equal nice nails!
Want to go red? Figure out which shade is best for your skin tone.
Also figure out which nude is best for your skin color.
Using neon colors? Use white underneath.
Make your own unique glitter polish (that also looks matte!) with glitter eye shadow you don’t wear.
Don’t know what color to use or buy? Check out these gorgeous shades.
Or these, the best brands for each color!
Actually get glitter nail polish off your fingers with this trick.
Use vinegar to make your polish last longer (just be careful of the smell).
Dry your nails quickly by dipping them in cold water for 30 seconds.
Instead of paying for it at the salon, remove gel polish on your own.
Don’t know what colors to use? Try these pretty mani/pedi pairings.
If your nails are discolored, use toothpaste to get them stainless.
Make your own gel manicure (sort of).
Use Aquaphor for a perfect manicure.
Lastly, follow these exact tips if you’re doing your own manicure at home.