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30+ Easy Nail Designs You Have To Try

A freshly painted set of nails is always something special. A little pampering and a great manicure, particularly with some amazing nail art, can make you feel like you’re on top of the world.

However, if you visit the salon frequently, the costs can quickly add up. Furthermore, not everyone can afford an artsy manicure on a regular basis. Furthermore, in the current socioeconomic climate, the fewer trips one makes, the better. So what’s a girl to do but take her best shot at home? Plus, there’s no shortage of inspiration to be found by scrolling through Instagram feeds. We will also provide you with great nail-care tips in this article to ensure that you can rock new designs for a longer period of time.

Handwashing Before Applying Polish

Have you ever noticed how nail technicians use polish remover on your nails before painting them, even if you don’t have polish on them? Because your nails contain natural oils (usually transferred from your fingertips), polish may not adhere properly. Is there a quick fix? Swipe your nails clean with polish remover before applying your base coat. Then, according to makeup and nail artist Katie Jane Hughes, wash your hands with soap and water to remove any remaining film or oil.

Do Not File Your Nails In Various Directions

When you use your nail file like a saw, you make your nails more prone to peeling and breaking. That’s not good. Here’s how to even out your shape properly: “Gently run the file across your nail in one direction, beginning at the outside edge and pulling toward the center,” says celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann. If your nails are already on the thin side, Lippmann suggests holding the file flush to your nail and tilting it slightly underneath to file. “This allows you to see exactly what you’re doing and helps protect against overfiling,” she says.

Remember To Buff Your Nails!

“If you don’t buff, the natural oils in your nails can build up, leaving manicure-ruining residue on them,” says Rita Remark, Essie’s global lead educator. “Buffing your nails is kind of like brushing your teeth—brightening; it makes nails look more youthful; and it gets rid of ridges.” Her preferred tool? A typical sponge buffing block—soft, smooth, and not overly abrasive. “I also love using them on the sides of my fingers when they start to get dry and peel,” she says. Noted.

Finally, to assist you in planning your next nail look, I searched high and low and compiled a list of simple and easy-to-do-at-home nail design ideas! Of course, I won’t lie: it does require some patience and a steady hand, but I promise it’s worth it.