Top 5 Nail Hacks You NEED to Know!
Some ideas may sound unconventional, but in the end, thinking outside the box may just be the thing that gives you your own personal touch! Don't be afraid to dabble. This could set your nails apart from the rest.
To help inspire fellow Beauties, we've placed our favorite nail hacks below. Here's to better nails!
1. Tips for Tips.
- Builder Gel in a Bottle: This hybrid comes with a brush in the bottle for easy application!
Article for Builder Gel: Builder Gel 101: Application, Removal, and Troubleshooting
- Sculpture Gel: This hybrid has a slightly thicker consistency and may be paired with Sculpture Gel Dual Tips and a Sculpture Gel Brush.
Article for Sculpture Gel: Sculpture Gel 101: Application, Removal, and Troubleshooting
2. Glass Paper. Get that Class with Glass.
Aurora Borealis meets the stained glass castle in Beauty and the Beast!
Most beginners may find this intimidating. No worries! Although festive and bright, we assure you that this is not a Christmas decoration! So grab a pair of scissors and encapsulate this beauty.
Pro Tip: This product works best with foil gel! The foil gel adhesion works wonders, and is clingier than gel base or top coat. As for putting the pieces in for encapsulation, we recommend using a rhinestone picker or wax pencil for picking up pieces of glass paper.
3. Many Uses of Monomer.
Formula: Gel Polish + (White Powder + Monomer) = Pastel
Monomer Brush Rinse.
Does your brush get harder every time you rinse it with acrylic? We know how that feels! No worries, we've got the solution for you—Monomer!
Speaking of brushes, if you would like to widen or narrow your brush, you may do so in just a pinch. Here's the article on how to: How to Pinch Your Kolinsky Brushes
4. Thrills of Drills.
Let drills make your life a lot easier!
Tornado Bit Removal of acrylic and gel
Mandrel Shapes nails and makes the edge smooth
Holds the arbor band. Can be used to prep the natural nail as well as make detailed refinements to finished nails
Barrel Polishes nails a healthy shine, pushes back circles and stimulates the growth of nail
Nylon Brush Helps remove dust particles in the nail polish process
Cone Shape Flattens and smoothest the extra thick nails and rippled surfaces
Diamond Ball Detailed cuticle prep work
for the areas between the nail and cuticle, the crease
Trouble choosing? Try our assorted pack!
Textures: Fine, Medium, Coarse.
Fine: Safest Removal Grit
Great for natural nail bed
Does not remove as much product
*recommended for beginners!
Smoother than Fine and Coarse
Fastest for product removal
Efficient even for the thickest of layers (e.g. acrylic, sculpture gel, builder gel, etc.)
*best used by advanced nail technicians
Sanding bands: This is used to buff nail surfaces, and is mainly on the natural nail.
Have you ever seen the fact that they come several in one bag? This is meant for sanitary reasons. One and done!
5. Removal: Edible Inducers
Soak-off Bowl-ception! You may place the acetone in a glass bowl and place another bowl of raw heated rice or hot water underneath. Yes, you read that right! If you are using rice, heat it without water for 1 minute. The hot rice will heat the acetone and speed up the process.
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