Nail Care

How to Put Letters on Nail Polish

How to Put Letters on Nail Polish

If you've got a favorite saying -- or maybe a favorite person -- let...

How to Harden Painted Nails

How to Harden Painted Nails

The bliss of a perfectly painted set of nails doesn't have to be spoiled...

How to Make Fingernails Hard and Strong Beneath Acrylic

How to Make Fingernails Hard and Strong Beneath Acrylic

Acrylic nails make your nails appear hard and strong -- but lurking...

How to Do Disco Nails

How to Do Disco Nails

Disco nails are perfect if you lack experience with nail art, but want a...

How to Use Nail Form Stickers for Doing Acrylic Nails

How to Use Nail Form Stickers for Doing Acrylic Nails

A nail form sticker is stiff sticker that you place at the end of your...

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How Long Between Clear Coat & Color Sand Acrylic Lacquer?

How Long Between Clear Coat & Color Sand Acrylic Lacquer?

Guitarist Kirk Lorange doesn’t use picks when he plays. As a result, his nails were a perpetual mess. Desperate, the dude had acrylics applied at the mall and loved them so much, he started doing his own manicures. Guys doing acrylics? You...

The Best Red Cherry Nail Polish

The Best Red Cherry Nail Polish

When it comes to choosing a nail polish color for your manicure, few options are sexier than a vibrant cherry red. It also has a classic, retro feel that can instantly give you a more elegant, sophisticated look. While there's no shortage of...

My Pulled Fingernail Skin Is Now Infected

My Pulled Fingernail Skin Is Now Infected

This can be a worrisome world, but picking at your cuticles doesn’t help -- and it can leave them ragged, sore and even infected. An infected fingernail is unattractive and painful; if you don’t get it treated, the infection can spread...

How to Fix Chunky Nail Polish

How to Fix Chunky Nail Polish

You want your nail polish to be just like your skin -- even and smooth. So when you paint on a coat of polish and it looks thick and chunky, your manicure is going to appear less-than-stellar. You don’t have to give up on your polish...

How to Use Nail Form Stickers for Doing Acrylic Nails

How to Use Nail Form Stickers for Doing Acrylic Nails

A nail form sticker is stiff sticker that you place at the end of your fingertip, between your nail and the skin, to help you sculpt acrylic nails. The nail forms give you a platform so you can seamlessly extend the length of fingernails with the...

How to Do Disco Nails

How to Do Disco Nails

Disco nails are perfect if you lack experience with nail art, but want a style that will wow your friends. Disco nails are traditionally silver, but feel free to use your favorite glitter nail polish. Rock this nail design at a New Year’s...

How to Check to See If Nail Polish Is Dry

How to Check to See If Nail Polish Is Dry

When you're having a bad day, painting your nails in your favorite color can be a quick and easy "pick-me-up." Your "pick-me-up" can turn into a downer, however, if you smudge your nails before they dry and have to start all...

Natural Ways to Fill Ridges in Nails

Natural Ways to Fill Ridges in Nails

Nail ridges aren't any lady's cup of tea. They can ruin a perfectly good manicure and take a polish job that would otherwise be flawless from perfectly polished to uneven and jagged. If you don't want to deal with chemically concocted ridge-filler...

The Best Nail Primer

The Best Nail Primer

Getting those great new acrylic nails is something of a trial, especially when dealing with the toxic chemicals of the primer. Methacrylic acid, also referred to as MAA, is the most common chemical used in primers, according to the U.S. Food and...

7 Red-Hot Hues

7 Red-Hot Hues

Redheads are the unicorns of hair color: rare, special and perhaps a little untamed. "I think when a man walks into a party and the date on his arm is a redhead, he’s telegraphing, ‘I’ve tamed and wooed this very strong...

How to Make Fingernails Hard and Strong Beneath Acrylic

How to Make Fingernails Hard and Strong Beneath Acrylic

Acrylic nails make your nails appear hard and strong -- but lurking underneath your acrylics lie nails that can be weak and brittle if you don't show them some TLC. Don’t let your nails become as thin as the piece of paper you write on....

The Best Manicures for Small Hands

The Best Manicures for Small Hands

Time spent enjoying a mani-pedi is the pièce de résistance of girlie indulgence. The massage, the hot oil and the expert gardening of those menacing, overgrown cuticles leave you spruced, sparkled and ready to face whatever seriousness...

How to Put Letters on Nail Polish

How to Put Letters on Nail Polish

If you've got a favorite saying -- or maybe a favorite person -- let everyone know. Try spelling it out on your nails with letters. Seen on spring runways and celebs, nail writing appears edgy and complex, but it's easier than it looks. Use...

Toenail Art Ideas With Flowers

Toenail Art Ideas With Flowers

You don't have to empty your wallet at a fancy nail salon to make your toenails as pretty as flowers. If you have bottles of your favorite nail polish and a steady hand, you're ready to create intricate petal patterns on your nails. Create...

Difference Between Natural Manicure & Gel Polish Manicure

Difference Between Natural Manicure & Gel Polish Manicure

Meticulously manicured nails can help pull together any outfit, whether it’s a cocktail dress, business suit or jeans and a tank. Today’s manicure options can be a bit overwhelming if you’re unfamiliar with the different...

How to Use Gold Foil Nail Art

How to Use Gold Foil Nail Art

If you're sick of chips and smudged nails, it’s time to give foil manicures a go. Pronto! Like stickers, foil nail wraps adhere to your nails with zero drying time required. The clever little foil art can last for up to a week, and because...

How to Harden Painted Nails

How to Harden Painted Nails

The bliss of a perfectly painted set of nails doesn't have to be spoiled by the annoyance of drying time. Skip all the fanning and blowing and take a shortcut to harden the paint. While your freshly dried digits won't be ready for digging in the...

How to Get Nail Polish Out of Pink Sweatpants

How to Get Nail Polish Out of Pink Sweatpants

Smudging your freshly manicured nails can be a bit disappointing. Cutting your cuticles too much can be quite painful. But spilling a big drop of colorful polish onto your perfectly pink sweatpants can be absolutely devastating. Fortunately, you...

Steps to Stop Wearing Acrylic Nails

Steps to Stop Wearing Acrylic Nails

Thinking about quitting your acrylic nails and actually doing it are two different things. When you find yourself wavering between coming clean or hanging on to your fake nails, take a systematic approach. Follow a few steps and watch your acrylic...

The Best Way to Apply OPI Katy Perry Polish

The Best Way to Apply OPI Katy Perry Polish

Singer and style icon Katy Perry has never been afraid to flaunt a little color. Inspired by Perry’s sense of style, beauty company OPI designed a colorful and glittery nail color collection in 2010. The best technique for applying Katy...

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