Alright, y’all know I like to DIY so of course I do my own nails, right? (Well 95% of the time. Sometimes you just gotta treat yourself to a REAL mani/pedi) Since I have been doing my own nails for the past twenty years, I have picked up a few good tips along the way from trial & error, friends, and yup, you guessed it- Pinterest.
Once your nails are clean from previous polish, cut and file your nails. I have found that polish doesn’t chip as quickly on a freshly cut nail.
Paint a thin coat of polish on, then LET IT DRY COMPLETELY before adding second coat. Proper drying is key to having smooth, smudge-free nails.
Also, I’m pretty biased about brands of polish. I have tried them all, from .99 cents to $9 and by far, the absolute best polish is OPI. (I’ve purchased a few on eBay for half the price!) Use a clear top coat once the color is completely dry.