Ever wonder how nail bloggers get that gorgeous clean polished look in all their photos? Or why your mani looks great in person but not as hot as you thought in photos? Have no fear - our nail stylist @devthenailjunkie is here to help share some of her tips and tricks to creating picture perfect manicures!
1. Prep is everything! Before applying polish you need to make sure the cuticle area is nice and clean. This will help reduce pesky polish stains and unwanted bumps under a fresh coat of lacquer. Soak your hands in some warm water then GENTLY push back the semi translucent cuticle that grows over the nail bed. Use a soft buffer (Check out our Guide to Nail Files) to lightly buff away any loose cuticle or debris. Then use a clean paper towel/cotton pad with some rubbing alcohol to help sanitize and dehydrate the nails for longer lasting manis.
If you are not a licensed nail technician or cosmetologist it is highly recommended to stay away from using cuticle nippers because improper use can lead to risk of infection and injury.