Nail Painting Hack #46
I know that a lot of spoonies struggle to paint their nails. There are dozens of symptoms that can make it difficult to get a good finished look. A simple way give your nails a better finish is to use PVA glue.
In short, you paint the glue onto the skin around the nail. You then paint your nails as usual. When you’ve finished your last coat of nail polish, peel off the glue. Any varnish that you accidentally got around the nail will be on the glue that you’re peeling away, leaving a perfect edge :)
You can get nail peels that are designed to do the same thing although I find that PVA glue works perfectly fine and is much cheaper.
-When you apply the glue, start by painting the very edge of your skin (where the skin ends and the nail starts). Then generously paint a barrier around what you have already applied. This makes the glue easy to peel later and stronger. If the glue around your nail is too thin, it might rip and be tricky to remove.
-You can also wash the glue off with water. You’ll need to wait for the polish to dry though so that you don’t smudge it.
-Use a brush that isn’t too fluffy. Pick a brush with a straight edge or a fine point. This makes painting the edges of the skin easier.