Getting a manicure is one of life’s luxuries. For those times when your paycheque just doesn’t stretch far enough, it can help to have a few pro tricks up your sleeve.
Take a look at these easy manicure hacks for salon-perfect nails, every time.
1. Clean up mistakes with a paintbrush
We don’t know about you, but whenever we apply nail varnish we always end up with some on our cuticles. To clean this up and create a crisp line, all you need to do is use a tiny paintbrush dipped in nail varnish remover. This will give you the precision you need, clearing up the tiniest of mistakes.
2. Use glue to remove glitter
To make glitter removal a doddle, use a washable, non-toxic glue as a base coat before applying your glitter. When the time comes to remove it, use a cuticle pusher to simply peel off – genius.
3. Create a marble effect with cling film
The marble look is on-trend right now and thankfully it is easy to do on your nails. Start by painting your nails in your base colour and let it dry. Then apply a second colour and before it dries, blot your nails with crumpled up cling film. This will create a marbled effect with the base colour coming through.
4. Try ombre nails
Another easy, professional looking design is ombre nails, when one colour fades into another. Start by painting your two colours on a surface that can be easily cleaned up after. Use a toothpick to mesh the colours together in the middle and then take a make-up sponge and dip it into the two colours. Apply the colours picked up by the sponge onto your nails.
5. Make neon colours pop
There is an easy way to make bright neon nail colours even brighter. All you need to do is apply one or two layers of white nail varnish before applying your colour. The colours will pop, making your manicure bright and beautiful.