Start your nail polish painting by applying the base coat
For magic nail color painting, cover the nail with a clear base coat or nail hardener. This will help to make the ridges more even and get rid of any form of roughness that is still left at the edges of your nail.
This acts as a primer for the nail polish painting, helping the polish to last longer, and keep the color of the nail polish from staining your nails.
- This is the stage at which you would apply fake nails.
- Let the coat get entirely dried up before you move to the next step
Polish your nails
Take a nail polish that you actually like. Roll the nail polish bottle between your hands for roughly 10 seconds.
Do not shake the nail polish bottle as this would result to the formation of air bubbles in the polish and make it more difficult for the polish to stick to your nails.
Start your nail polish painting with the use of a minimal coat.
Immerse the brush into the bottle of polish and while you take it out of the bottle slightly turn the brush around the interior part of the rim of the polish container to get rid of excess polish.
Gradually paint a vertical stripe down the center of your nail. This should be followed by a second stripe on either side of the first.
Try and paint all the way to the edge, but it’s better to leave a small margin instead of painting your adjacent skin.
Position the brush for nail polish painting a somewhat forward, push it gently to allow the bristles to spread out a bit into a neat curve, and pull it mildly and smoothly over the nail to paint it.
Do not put a splotch of nail polish onto your nail and begin to spread it around.
Splotches or runs can either mean that you are making use of too much paint or that you are painting too slowly. Any forms of subtle ridges ought to smooth themselves out under gravity (self-level) but if you get a very-thin spots, it entails you have either too little paint or have applied too much pressure.
- If you are just learning nail polish painting, it is better to stick with simple designs, you may find it difficult at this time to do fanciful nail polish styles.
- After you are done, if you’ve got a minor bit of nail polish on your fingers or around you nail, you can make use of a flat toothpick which must not be pointed to get it off when it is still wet.
- If it’s already dry, dip a Q-tip in nail polish remover and wipe it away, or make use of a nail touch up pen which you can buy from the majorities of drugstores.
- Be cautious not to touch the actual nail with the Q-tip or touch up pen, or you will have to go over the nail polish painting again.
Drying your nail polish painting
After applying the nail polish, you must try not to move your nails t excessively to prevent it from getting smudged up. Allow it a period of 10 to 15 minutes to dry.
If you apply a second coat early than normal, it will make the first coat smudged. You may be able to speed up drying of the nail polish painting with a fan.
- When the first coat has dried, apply a second coat if you deem it necessary. This makes the color appear richer and smother.
- After the color coats have dried, you may incorporate designs, with the use of brush,airbrush, mask or stencil, decal, rhinestones, and many more.
- You may skip the base coat, or even apply just one color coat. It all depends on the kind of polish and application technique you use may frequently yield acceptable results. Nevertheless, adding extra layers add a little extra to initial surface quality.
Finish up by applying the top coat
Finish up with a plain top coat for a hard, smooth, scratch-absorbing, chip and flake-resistant shield which is majorly significant for nail polish painting designs that don’t cover the whole nail. Allow the nail to get entirely dried up. Then go head and have fun with your nail polish painting.