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21 Best DIY Nail Life Hacks

posted in Beauty > Nails
10/13/2015
  • Use a fan brush to get a cool stripey effect.
    Use a fan brush to get a cool stripey effect.
  • Use band aids to get a easy dot design.
    Use band aids to get a easy dot design.
  • You can also use a band aid to get perfect french tips.
    You can also use a band aid to get perfect french tips.
  • Use liquid glue to make a easy cleanup.
    Use liquid glue to make a easy cleanup.
  • Stick a sewing needle into a pencil for a cheap nail dotter.
    Stick a sewing needle into a pencil for a cheap nail dotter.
  • Or, even easier, just use a bobby pin.
    Or, even easier, just use a bobby pin.
  • You can make your own matte nail polish by adding corn starch to a clear nail polish.
    You can make your own matte nail polish by adding corn starch to a clear nail polish.
  • Here's a tutorial for how to paint a heart with a dotter.
    Here's a tutorial for how to paint a heart with a dotter.
  • Use a loofah to get an easy snake skin pattern.
    Use a loofah to get an easy snake skin pattern.
  • Drip a small brush in nail polish remover to erase any mistakes.
    Drip a small brush in nail polish remover to erase any mistakes.
  • Dip your nails in ice water to dry them in 3 minutes. Just watch out for those ice cubes!
    Dip your nails in ice water to dry them in 3 minutes. Just watch out for those ice cubes!
  • You can use sharpies to draw on cute patterns.
    You can use sharpies to draw on cute patterns.
  • Just spray hairspray on it to keep them from smearing.
    Just spray hairspray on it to keep them from smearing.
  • If your nail polish is too sheer, just paint a white base coat on first.
    If your nail polish is too sheer, just paint a white base coat on first.
  • Spraying your manicure with Pam can prevent smudges.
    Spraying your manicure with Pam can prevent smudges.
  • If your nails are stained from nail polish, you can whiten them by soaking your nails in a solution of hot water, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda for about a minute. Or you could also put some whitening toothpaste on a toothbrush and scrub the stains off your nail.
    If your nails are stained from nail polish, you can whiten them by soaking your nails in a solution of hot water, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda for about a minute. Or you could also put some whitening toothpaste on a toothbrush and scrub the stains off your nail.
  • Apply multiple thin coats rather than 1 thick coat. A thick coat will only dry on the top layer, meaning they could get easily smudged.
    Apply multiple thin coats rather than 1 thick coat. A thick coat will only dry on the top layer, meaning they could get easily smudged.
  • But if they do get smudged, fix them by licking your finger and smoothing over the polish.
    But if they do get smudged, fix them by licking your finger and smoothing over the polish.
  • Don't sit by a fan to make your nails dry faster. This could cause bubbling and lumps in your manicure. And if its humid, it may take longer for your nails to dry.
    Don't sit by a fan to make your nails dry faster. This could cause bubbling and lumps in your manicure. And if its humid, it may take longer for your nails to dry.
  • Use nail polish thinner (not remover) to revive old thick nail polish.
    Use nail polish thinner (not remover) to revive old thick nail polish.
  • Use a sponge to create an ombre look.
    Use a sponge to create an ombre look.

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