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Last week, we gave you a DIY tutorial on seven steps on how to apply false eyelashes like a pro. Today, we bring you another DIY beauty tip: How to apply fake nails like a pro.
Fake nails can help you go from plain Jane to glam Cardi.
Whatever the occasion is, they give this indescribable lift to your looks and
make your fingers more attractive. You may either choose to leave them bare to
achieve a natural look or sprinkle attention on yourself by making use of any beautiful
nail polish. To comfortably apply fake nails like a pro all by yourself, in the
comfort of your home, you’ll need the following things:
Acetone or any other nail polish remover
Orange stick/cuticle pusher
Pack of nails
Step 1: Remove your old polish / fake nails
If you’re already wearing fake nails, you’ll need to take
them off. To do this, your acetone comes in handy. If acetone isn’t available,
you can use some other nail polish remover. Also, having old polish on your
nails makes it harder for your new fake nails to stick whether the polish is of
clear color or not. Hence, you should remove them otherwise they will end up
falling off in a day or two. Remember to wash your hands after using acetone or
any other nail polish remover as the chemicals used in making them can dry out
Step 2: Soak your
Soak your nails in warm water for about five minutes. You
can add some hand soap to the water but do not soak your nails in oily substance
as oil makes it harder for them to stick. Soaking your nails moisturizes your
hands, making them soft and nice.
Step 3: Trim and file
Trim your nails with a nail clipper or scissors then use a
nail file to give your nails a good smooth edge.
Step 4: Push back
While your nail beds are still soft from the soak, gently push
back your cuticles with an orange stick or a cuticle pusher. Pushing back your
cuticles ensures that you glue the fake nails to your nails and not your skin.
Step 5: Buff your nails
Use a nail buffer to buff your nails as this helps roughen
them making the fake nails ad. easily. When you’re done, wipe off the dust.
Step 6: Remove the
fake nails from the nail pack
Take out the fake nails from the pack and select which will be
suitable for which finger. The largest fake nails should be on your thumbs, and
the smallest should be on your littlest fingers. Make sure the nails fit
comfortably over your real nail, and use a file to shape the bottom edges if
Step 7: Apply the
You have to apply the nails to your dominant hands first. That
is, if you are left-handed apply to your left hand first. This is because your
dominant hand has the most control, and makes it much easier when applying to
the second hand. To apply the nails, dab a dot of glue on your real nail and
then on the part of the fake nail that will be attached to your nails. A few dabs
of glue is more than enough for this. Then place the fake nail directly over
your real nail so that the bottom curve laps perfectly with your cuticle. Press
it down and hold for 10 seconds to ensure no air bubbles are present before you
go on to the next one. Do this
repeatedly till you apply on all ten nails.
Step 8: Wipe cuticles
with a cotton swab
Take a cotton swab and wipe around your cuticles to take up any
glue that has seeped out from under the fake nail.
Step 9: File the
nails into your desired shape
Use a nail file to
file your nails into any shape of your choice, be it classic square, oval shape
or any shape you like. If you’re okay with the original shape of the nails from
the pack, then don’t bother filing them.
Step 10: Decorate
You can do this with any nail polish that catches your fancy.
Some fake nails come with designs on them, but if yours are blank, you can add some
extra color to them with your nail polish. If you are tired of the regular
monotone style, consider some other designs.
T. you go, with fake nails adeptly applied like a pro.
But note this, you should not apply fake nails immediately after a manicure. Wait
at least 24 hours, as oils in the skin will cause your fake nails to pull off.
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