Are you new to painting your nails? Maybe you used to get them done at a salon and are trying to save some money. Maybe you just have never had the time or desire to paint your own nails before. Either way, you are at the right place! Today I am showing you how to paint your nails a single, solid color.
Nail Tutorial: Solid Polish with *BONUS* Flower Cover-up
First step, pick out your color of choice. Today I chose a cheerful, bright yellow.
Start by painting a fat line down the middle of your nail. Make sure you have enough polish on the brush. If you have to dip it again, sometimes that can lead to streaks or uneven paint.
Next paint one side of your nail from the cuticle to the edge.
Then paint the remaining side of the nail. Repeat these steps until all nails have received one full coat of polish. Let dry for about a minute, and then apply a second coat in the same manner. This is an important step. It not only makes your paint color more saturated, but it also helps your nail polish to last longer.
If you finish your second coat and realize you have a small smudge or bubble, don’t worry! I had one on my thumb, but this little trick here saves you time and adds a cute detail to your nails. With a different color of polish, gently dab the tip of the brush to make five dots in a circle.
Then choose one last color and gently dab a dot in the middle of those circles. Voila! You now have a cute little flower completely covering up the mess-up, smudge, or bubble. If you really wanted to you could remove the polish from that one finger and reapply, but I think this step is easier, quicker, and adds a unique touch to the nail. The last and final step is to apply a single coat of clear top-coat to your nails. Then you’re done!
Simple, quick, and easy! Now you’re ready to enjoy your beautiful nails.
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