Professional manicures are a fantastic little luxury, but time and budget constraints sometimes make them impractical. Thankfully, the world of DIY manicureshas come a long way in recent years, and the best offerings under the #DIYMANI tag look practically professional. While trying to maneuver a tiny paintbrush with your non-dominant hand may never be particularly easy, there are plenty of nail polish hacks that can help you make the manicure process — and its inevitable clean-up — a little less intimidating.
Whether you just want to help your manicure dry more quickly and cleanly, or you’re ready to dive into the wild world of nail art, these nail polish tips will make your DIY nail care a little less messy and time-consuming. Because, despite what past experience says, it’s possible to paint your nails without having extra polish stuck all around your fingers.
With a little help from ice water, carefully deployed nail polish remover, and even sparkly topcoat, there are many tricks to make your at-home manicures downright luxurious. Once you master a few of these tips, you may not need a nail salon for quite some time. Read on and get ready to rock some top-of-the-line mani action.