Nail polish hacks!!How much time and money do you spend on achieving fabulously manicured nails? If it’s more than you’d like, why not try some of these nail polish hacks to give yourself professional looking nails without the hassle.
1.Restore Cuticle Overnight
1.Soak your finger for 5 minutes in warm water
2.Push back your cuticle using an orange stick
3.Mix 3 tbs of lotion and 1 tbs olive oil, heat for 30 sec
4.Rub the mixture on your cuticle and nail beds. Put socks or gloves on your hands and hit the hay!
NB: Instead of using chemicals on your cuticles try this overnight home remedy for unruly cuticles.As you sleep, your cuticles will become soft and moisturized.
2.White Nail polish as your base
Unless your polish is super opaque, the natural tint of your fingers will change the color of your polish. To get the paint’s true color, add a layer of white nail polish first, and then go over it with your colored polish.
If your hands have a lot of dead skin, lotion alone won’t be able to soothe it. Consider making your own hand scrub at home that has the same beneficial effects as the expensive stuffs from stores. The Beauty Department’s blend of lemon, sugar, coconut oil, and Argon oil is instantly enriching while exfoliating skin.
4.Use Petroleum jelly or White glue
If you’re working on a nail,and it’s look that’s messy, use a cotton swab to rub petroleum jelly like Vaseline on the skin around your nails first. This creates a barrier between the polish and your skin so that after you’ve painted your nails.Once you’re finished polishing, there will be no extra swipes of nail polish to clean up.
5.Custom Nail polish
Pour a little bit of eye shadow pigment into a spoon, and then add a little bit of clear polish to it. Mix it all together with a cotton swab, grab a brush, and try out your new color.
Fill a bowl with ice and water, and soak your nails for a few minutes after painting them. The cold water will set the paint and help your nails dry faster.
7.Loosen a Nail polish lid
Place the nail polish bottle upside down in a cup. Fill the glass with really hot water just high enough to cover the lid but not high enough to soak the bottle of paint . Wait a few minutes, remove the nail polish bottle from the glass, and then open the loosened lid.
8.Prevent polish drying with petroleum jelly
With a cotton swab, wipe a small amount of petroleum jelly into the ridges on the top of the bottle. This will make it easier to open the next time and prevent it from sealing shut.
9.Whiten yellow nails naturally
Consistently polishing your nails can result in gradual staining and a yellowish appearance. Easily remove staining by mixing 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide with 2 ½ tablespoons of baking soda.
10.Make your own Matte nail polish
Most nail polishes will give your nails a glossy finish. It is very fashionable these days to have a matte or non-shiny nail color. One of the popular way to make your nail polish matte is by mixing it with a powder of some kind. This usually includes cornstarch, baking powder, or even fine flour. To do this, place a few drops of your polish in a clean dish, and then mix in tiny amounts of the powder into it with a toothpick.
The amount of powder you use will depend on the amount of nail polish, but you should only mix small amounts of powder at a time. The polish should remain spreadable, but may be thicker than usual. It may also not look matte when it is wet, but will be matte as it dries.
11.Restore old Nail polish
Do you have old bottles of nail polish that look as though they’re destined for the garbage bin? Before tossing them, apply nail lacquer thinner to the bottle to restore the polish’s viscosity to normal.
12.Repair costume jewelry
With its glue-like qualities, clear polish is the perfect candidate for disguising quick fashion jewelry repair jobs. And can fix the rhinestones easily with clear nail polish
13. Customize Keys
If you have multiple keys that resemble each other, use nail polish to color code the tops. According to your creativity you can give any design you want.This is one of my favorite Nail polish hacks.
Jewelry that’s become discolored and can cause skin irritation or an allergic reaction can be coated with clear polish. The polish will serve as a barrier between your skin and the jewelry.
15.Threading the Needle
Coat the frayed end of the thread with clear nail polish. Allow it to dry completely and then thread your needle. This can used for hand or machine sewing jobs.