How to paint nails?

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Dec 29, 2012

Mia R.

I have the hardest time painting my own fingernails. It has gotten to a point where I don't even attempt; instead I get gel nails and pedicures so I don't have to bother. Any suggestions? I hate that my nails are being ruined by manicures.

Dec 29, 2012

Erin V.

I'm on the same page! I feel like there's something wrong because all these other girls have gorgeous nails and I can't even paint my opposing hand! Haha

Dec 29, 2012

Gabriela R.

That used to happen to me a lot. Just a lot of practice. Now I can do it and they look amazing. Try twice a week to paint your nails with a lot of pacience and relax, with time you'll get better painting your nails. 

Dec 29, 2012

Mia R.

I always seem to find that I cannot make the thickness of the polish the same. Every time I paint my nails I have thin spots of polish that is nearly see through. How do you fix that?

Dec 29, 2012

Molly S.

I have that same problem too! I just get manicures or don't paint my nails at all but all the other girls have gorgeous nails so I'm on the same page

Dec 29, 2012

Mia R.

I have looked up so many videos. Sad part is, I'm excellent at painting other peoples finger nails, just not my own. Does anyone know of guides (stickers or utensils) that help prevent polish from getting all over your skin?

Dec 29, 2012

Sheena B.

To avoid the uneven paint thickness all you have to do is watch how much you have on your brush. When you wipe the side of the brush on opening of the bottle you have to wipe a little off the tip of the brush when you paint the sides of your nail. YouTube really has great videos though that will explain things a lot better then reading directions. 

Dec 29, 2012

Mia R.

Thank you all for your help! :)

Dec 29, 2012

Irene M.

I find it easier to first paint my right hand first. If you paint your left nail first. This way you can end painting your nails with your strong hand. This really helps me :)

Dec 29, 2012

Irene M.

*are a lefty 

Dec 29, 2012

Kyrssie L.

This is ridiculous to some people, but sometimes I tape the skin around my nail before I paint it so I don't get any paint on it. Then I don't have to worry about cleaning it up afterwords.

Also try different brands, they have different consistencies and you can find the one that you can apply evenly the best :)

Dec 29, 2012

Ave M.

Just keep practicing. I've been painting my own nails since I was 7 or 8. But my mom is amazing at painting nails so maybe it's in my blood.

Dec 29, 2012

Payton K.

This is how I paint my nails(:

Dec 29, 2012

Hannah S.

I wipe Vaseline or lotion around my nails (but be careful not to get it on your nail) then when 

Dec 29, 2012

Hannah S.

You paint your nails you can just wipe off what you got on your skin

Dec 30, 2012

Erica H.

Honestly, it just takes practice. I've tried all of those Vaseline and tape tricks, but they never work for me. Hopefully you'll have better luck with them than I do!

Hailey  K.

Dec 30, 2012

Hailey K.

I stopped acrylic nails and have them paint my real nails! 

Dec 30, 2012

Kristina M.

Try using Sally Hansen salon effects nail polish its like paper that sticks on ur nails here's a pic of some/all of the designs it's easier than using polish. I've seen the price at $7

Dec 30, 2012

Mia R.

Ill be sure to try some of these tricks. Thanks ladies :)

Jan 01, 2013

Melissa M.

As with everything, practice makes perfect!

Jan 01, 2013

Emily J.

For 25 years that I never success to do nails paint but after I saw this girl video I can tell you that I can really do nails paint like a pro just few times after try. After watch this video for a week. I have about 50 nails polishes in the box!!

Give your attention to watch her. I saw many video but not help at all. This girl tell to use a small section and it really work great and with this technic it not mess at all. I don't have to spend a lots time to clean up around the nail anymore.

this is video i mention

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J28...

and if you can find some nail polish that have a big brush like 17 nail polish long wear (you can find in Boots) I really make your nails painting is easier and faster than ever. The brush is same as the dior nail polish but about 5 times cheaper.

Jan 01, 2013

Paige M.

I'm not sure if this will help you a lot but , other things u can do when your painting with your Non dominant hand is to get a q-tip and use it to pus lotion or Vaseline around ur nails so nail polish wont get everywhere , I wish you luck!

Jan 03, 2013

Katrin G.

fingernails4you.blogspot.de

Jan 03, 2013

Mia R.

Thanks. I'll have to watch a few of these videos. 

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