Painting your nails can be tricky; you always end up with polish on your skin. Make it easier and less messy by using plain old craft glue to catch the excess polish and remove it from your skin once it all dries. Your skin stays clean and your nails look good.
You'll need craft glue, nail polish, an old makeup brush and a cuticle stick. Pick a brush you don't mind ruining since it will get glue on it. Once you have your supplies ready, you only have a few steps to follow:
- Use the brush to spread the glue on your finger, around each of your nails. Don't make the layer of glue too thick or it will take a while to dry.
- Paint your nails with the polish of your choice.
- Wait for it to dry, then use the cuticle stick to start peeling off the glue (and the excess polish layered on top of it). Once you get it started with the stick, you should be able to pull the rest of the glue off with your fingers.
- Use the cuticle stick to scrape away any remaining dried glue from the edges of your nails.
This trick is especially useful for when you're painting your dominant hand since it is usually much more difficult to get the polish only on your nail. See the technique in action by watching the video above (warning: it is out of focus in some spots).
Elmer's Glue Trick! [heartsKarla YouTube]