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12 Common Manicure Mistakes You Are Making Your Entire Life

If you're into painting your nails and having fancy nail art, you would understand the agony of ruining them. Although, the hack to a perfect nail art isn't very tough but many girls don't know the tricks behind achieving it. 

You need to avoid certain mistakes so that your manicure doesn't end up in a complete disaster. Here is something you can keep in mind. 

12 Common Manicure Mistakes You Are Making Your Entire Life

12 Common Manicure Mistakes You Are Making Your Entire Life

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1. Dirty nails

Common Manicure Mistakes

Dirt, oil and old nail polish can ruin your nails. Make sure you clean your nails completely and remove any previous nail polish before starting a fresh manicure.

2. You forgot to soak them.

2. You forgot to soak them.

Your nails undergo a lot of filling and drying. Just soaking them for a few minutes in warm water before applying a fresh nail paint can make your manicure look better.

3. You file your nails wrong.

Common Manicure Mistakes

Usually, women skip this little detail and damage their nails. Filling your nails in back and forth motion can cause damage. You should rather stick to one direction.

4. You might be shaking your nail polish bottle wrong.

Common Manicure Mistakes

We tend to shake the bottle to even out the nail polish but that's a strict no-no. Shaking creates bubbles inside the bottle so instead, you could roll the bottle back and forth between your palms.

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5. You're skipping the base coat.

Common Manicure Mistakes

Application of the base coat is very important for the life of your manicure. The natural oils from your nails tend to adhere to the base coat and don't come up till the nail polish making it last longer.

6. You're applying the nail polish wrong.

6. You're applying the nail polish wrong.

Don't try to get the nail polish all over your nail in one stroke. Even it out. Try to use 3 strokes, one in the middle and then one on each side for an even application of your nail polish.

7. You're using too much nail polish.

Common Manicure Mistakes

The thicker the layer, the more time it will take to dry. Make sure you apply thin coats and only use a second coat once the first one is completely dry.

8. You don't seal the tip.

8. You don't seal the tip.

The tips of our nails get chipped easily while using keyboards or mobile phones. It wouldn't hurt to use a horizontal stroke on the tip of your nail after applying your nail polish so as to prevent or delay any chipping of the nail polish.

9. You use Q-tips to remove the extra nail polish.

Common Manicure Mistakes

Q-tips are made from cotton and they can easily stick to the wet nail polish and make it messy. Instead, use an old makeup brush dipped in some nail polish remover for a cleaner deal.

10. You don't apply the top coat.

10. You don't apply the top coat.

Yes, the top coat is pretty essential just like your base coat. It helps to give shine to the manicure and makes it last longer.

11. You come in contact with hot water.

Common Manicure Mistakes

Hot water is the last thing you want to get in contact after applying nail polish. It softens the polish and ruins your manicure. You should at least avoid coming in contact with hot water for about 6 hours after applying the nail polish.

12. You go to bed after applying nail polish.

Common Manicure Mistakes

That's a strict no-no again. The nail polish may seem dry but it takes nearly 24 hours to set properly. If you're in a hurry to go to bed, dip your nails in extra cold water for about 3 minutes before going to bed.

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