Painting Nails

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I’m in love with all things beauty and I love painting my nails but you probably guessed because I wrote and you’re reading this.

I’m very into nail painting, but sadly, our school doesn’t allow us to wear it! But, I will still come home on a Friday night and paint them. I’ve have had all of the mishaps: Spilled on my carpet, stained nails, mess on cuticles etc.

My (mostly) extensive experience has given me some advice to give to give to you. Soooo, let’s go!

Things to Buy for Perfect Nails

  • A glass nail file
  • A peel-off basecoat
  • A liquid latex/tape/glue peel off base coat to go round the edge of nail
  • Good quality nail varnish
  • Good Quality Remover and Cotton Pads
  • An angled eyeliner brush (you won’t be able to use it on your face again)

*not all are necessary but all are helpful*

Things to Know about getting Perfect Nails

How to shape your nails

  • Find the perfect shape for your nails e.g.¬†Image result for nail shapes

(my fave/preference is squoval)

  • File in one direction
  • Make it smooth

How To Clean-Up Your Painted Nails

  1. Take your Angled Eyeliner brush and dip it in the nail varnish remover
  2. Rub it around the painted nail to remover the excess on the edges
  3. Have a perfect nail!


My Favourite Nail Youtubers

  • SimplyNailogical
  • My Simple Little Pleasures
  • Simple Nail Art Designs
  • TotallyCoolNails



  • Always try to use a really thick top coat/clear coat once the colour coat is dry
  • Always clean up your nails
  • If you don’t have a dotting tool, you can use a bobby pin instead
  • Two thin layers are better than one thick coat
  • Use a base coat when using dark colours as they could stain your nails yellow
  • Try really really hard to break any nail-biting habit, it will ruin all your efforts to get perfect nails.


  • If your nails do become nails yellow, there’s no underlying problem if the base of your nail is still uncoloured. However, if it is, there could be so I’d get it checked out, or ask mum, I don’t really know, I’m not a professional ūüôā

Spilling on carpet

  • Act fast.
  • Try dabbing (not rubbing!) for a long time on the stain with a nail polish remover soaked piece of cotton pad to remove the worst.
  • If you can, try and get a carpet cleaner on it.
  • If the worst comes to the worst, you could try cutting a little of the carpet to get rid of the remains. Use this as a last-ditch effort only when you really¬†really¬†have to.
  • Use a towel next time.

So there we have it. Just persevere with it. Oh, and another tip, make sure you have a while to let them dry before you have to leave!

If you have any questions you may want to ask, just comment below and I’ll get back to you a soon as I can!

Lots of love, Em Xxx


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