45 Nail Hacks That Will Change Your Life by Ellie Consolvo - Musely
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45 Nail Hacks That Will Change Your Life

posted in Beauty > Nails
01/04/2016
  • * Use a sharpie to create mess-free designs
    * Use a sharpie to create mess-free designs
  • * Use paper reinforcements to create perfect manicures.
    * Use paper reinforcements to create perfect manicures.
  • * Before painting your nails, smear some Craft or Elmers glue (Vaseline or petroleum jelly also works) around your nail before painting them. It's much easier to clean up afterwords.
    * Before painting your nails, smear some Craft or Elmers glue (Vaseline or petroleum jelly also works) around your nail before painting them. It's much easier to clean up afterwords.
  • * Use a rubber band to create a flawless French manicure.
    * Use a rubber band to create a flawless French manicure.
  • * Soak your nails in ice cold water for up to three minutes to instantly dry your nails.
    * Soak your nails in ice cold water for up to three minutes to instantly dry your nails.
  • * Your manicure never lasts long enough? Problem solved. Just swipe your tips with a clear topcoat before proceeding with your manicure.
    * Your manicure never lasts long enough? Problem solved. Just swipe your tips with a clear topcoat before proceeding with your manicure.
  • * Make a glitter topcoat by mixing some craft store glitter with a clear topcoat.
    * Make a glitter topcoat by mixing some craft store glitter with a clear topcoat.
  • * Use a small paintbrush to clean up your manicure. Just dip the brush in nail polish remover and then swipe your cuticles for a fresh look. Plus, it won't leave any unwanted hairs behind like a cotton swab would.
    * Use a small paintbrush to clean up your manicure. Just dip the brush in nail polish remover and then swipe your cuticles for a fresh look. Plus, it won't leave any unwanted hairs behind like a cotton swab would.
  • * Want your lovely neon polishes to pop, but they're too dull? Just swipe your tips with white nail polish, let it dry, and you're good to go with the neon polish!
    * Want your lovely neon polishes to pop, but they're too dull? Just swipe your tips with white nail polish, let it dry, and you're good to go with the neon polish!
  • * Use a fan brush to create a easy striped look.
    * Use a fan brush to create a easy striped look.
  • * Use the tip of a Bobby pin, toothpick, or even sewing pin to get a perfect dotted look.
    * Use the tip of a Bobby pin, toothpick, or even sewing pin to get a perfect dotted look.
  • * Use a sponge to create an amazing ombre manicure. Just swirl two polishes of your choice together with a toothpick, and then dab into your nails a few times.
    * Use a sponge to create an amazing ombre manicure. Just swirl two polishes of your choice together with a toothpick, and then dab into your nails a few times.
  • * To remove stubborn glitter polishes, gels, or nail stain, grab some foil and a cotton ball. Soak the cotton ball in acetone nail polish remover, place in the foil, and wrap around your nail(s) for about 10 minutes.
    * To remove stubborn glitter polishes, gels, or nail stain, grab some foil and a cotton ball. Soak the cotton ball in acetone nail polish remover, place in the foil, and wrap around your nail(s) for about 10 minutes.
  • * To whiten your nails, take some whitening tooth paste, a tooth brush, and scrub scrub scrub for a brighter, cleaner, and whiter look. You can also soak your nails in a solution of hot water, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide for about a minute for the same affect.
    * To whiten your nails, take some whitening tooth paste, a tooth brush, and scrub scrub scrub for a brighter, cleaner, and whiter look. You can also soak your nails in a solution of hot water, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide for about a minute for the same affect.
  • * Tape. Always use tape. For everything.
    * Tape. Always use tape. For everything.
  • * Use a toothpick or eyeliner pencil to apply small rhinestones or jewels. Just dip it (toothpick or eyeliner pencil)in your topcoat and it will grab the jewel.
    * Use a toothpick or eyeliner pencil to apply small rhinestones or jewels. Just dip it (toothpick or eyeliner pencil)in your topcoat and it will grab the jewel.
  • * DO NOT rip off your nail!!! Instead, use glue and a teabag to fix the problem. After the teabag is secured on your nail, use a clear topcoat to ensure it won't fall off.
    * DO NOT rip off your nail!!! Instead, use glue and a teabag to fix the problem. After the teabag is secured on your nail, use a clear topcoat to ensure it won't fall off.
  • * Quickly take off any unwanted polish using a cotton ball or swab with nail polish remover in less than 5 minutes.
    * Quickly take off any unwanted polish using a cotton ball or swab with nail polish remover in less than 5 minutes.
  • * Use a loofah to create a cool fishnet or 'scaly look. You can also use a sheer band-aid.
    * Use a loofah to create a cool fishnet or 'scaly look. You can also use a sheer band-aid.
  • * To prevent any smudges, use oil spray( Pam) on your nails.
    * To prevent any smudges, use oil spray( Pam) on your nails.
  • * Apply nail polish just like a professional would using this diagram.
    * Apply nail polish just like a professional would using this diagram.
  • * If you are going to apply thick glitter polish, it should be dabbed on, not brushed.
    * If you are going to apply thick glitter polish, it should be dabbed on, not brushed.
  • * Apply multiple layers of thin coats to your nail instead of one thick coat. One thick coat will leave your manicure vulnerable to smudges.
    * Apply multiple layers of thin coats to your nail instead of one thick coat. One thick coat will leave your manicure vulnerable to smudges.
  • How to paint an easy heart on your nails.
    How to paint an easy heart on your nails.
  • * Revive old, thick nail polish with nail thinner (DO NOT USE nail polish remover).
    * Revive old, thick nail polish with nail thinner (DO NOT USE nail polish remover).
  • * Organize your nail polishes to perfection. Paint the color of the nail polish on the lid of the polish, and store inside a box (like a shoe-box) as shown.
    * Organize your nail polishes to perfection. Paint the color of the nail polish on the lid of the polish, and store inside a box (like a shoe-box) as shown.
  • * Use the tip of your tongue to fix a smudge on your nail.
    * Use the tip of your tongue to fix a smudge on your nail.
  • * Apply white polish to your nail, paint a curved black line, fill in the black polish, and voilà!
    * Apply white polish to your nail, paint a curved black line, fill in the black polish, and voilà!
  • * Mix any eyeshadow with your clear topcoat for a perfect matte look.
    * Mix any eyeshadow with your clear topcoat for a perfect matte look.
  • * For a simple, yet adorable look, paint your nails white, then apply small colorful dots and the edge of your nail.
    * For a simple, yet adorable look, paint your nails white, then apply small colorful dots and the edge of your nail.
  • * Get a stone look with crumpled plastic. Paint your nails of color choice, and then paint gold  (or any color really) polish onto crumpled plastic. After, gently dab the plastic onto your nail.
    * Get a stone look with crumpled plastic. Paint your nails of color choice, and then paint gold (or any color really) polish onto crumpled plastic. After, gently dab the plastic onto your nail.
  • * Get a graffiti look by painting your nails and then basically scribbling polish onto them.
    * Get a graffiti look by painting your nails and then basically scribbling polish onto them.
  • * Get a  cute modern look by painting a black line onto your nails. A black dot looks very chic as well.
    * Get a cute modern look by painting a black line onto your nails. A black dot looks very chic as well.
  • * Literally splatter polish on for a very artistic look.
    * Literally splatter polish on for a very artistic look.
  • * Placing dots very strategically can go quite a long way. You can use a Bobby pin, end of a small paintbrush, sewing pin, or even toothpick.
    * Placing dots very strategically can go quite a long way. You can use a Bobby pin, end of a small paintbrush, sewing pin, or even toothpick.
  • * Get a lovely gradient by painting glitter polish onto half of your nail.
    * Get a lovely gradient by painting glitter polish onto half of your nail.
  • * Paint a cool, dark gradient onto your nail, and then scrape it off in a thin line with a toothpick, pen, or sewing pin for a super awesome lightening affect.
    * Paint a cool, dark gradient onto your nail, and then scrape it off in a thin line with a toothpick, pen, or sewing pin for a super awesome lightening affect.
  • * To accent a darker color, paint a thick white strip onto your nail.
    * To accent a darker color, paint a thick white strip onto your nail.
  • * The pinstripe look is absolutely flawless, especially when it's slightly crooked. You can use a nail striper, nail striper, and even floss.
    * The pinstripe look is absolutely flawless, especially when it's slightly crooked. You can use a nail striper, nail striper, and even floss.
  • * Use a creative dot grid to get perfect straight lines.
    * Use a creative dot grid to get perfect straight lines.
  • * Store your nail strip tape in an empty tape dispenser. It's super cute too!!
    * Store your nail strip tape in an empty tape dispenser. It's super cute too!!
  • * Use the plastic baggy method to create your own nail decals.
    * Use the plastic baggy method to create your own nail decals.
  • * Paint over mesh or lace to create an absolutely magnificent, breathtaking design.
    * Paint over mesh or lace to create an absolutely magnificent, breathtaking design.
  • * To get a quick and easy leopard look, carve out the erasers in pencils and dip them in nail polish.
    * To get a quick and easy leopard look, carve out the erasers in pencils and dip them in nail polish.
  • * Get your nails to grow longer by soaking them in 1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. You can soak your nails for 5 minutes of to an hour. It just depends on how long you want your nails to grow.
    * Get your nails to grow longer by soaking them in 1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. You can soak your nails for 5 minutes of to an hour. It just depends on how long you want your nails to grow.
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