7. Use Base Coat and Top Coat
There’s no need to shell out on one of each, there are plenty of 2 in 1s on offer. Using a base and top coat will create a longer lasting manicure as well as a professional looking finish.
8. Use a Cuticle Oil
The secret to great nails is a great base, it’s important to look after your nails so be sure to use a cuticle oil before you start your DIY mani.
9. Invest in Nail Art Stickers
If painting on your nail art is far too stressful and fiddly for you, invest in some stickers. As long as you finish with a top coat, you will achieve a seamless, painted on appearance and of course, the perfect finish!
10. Use Sharpies
If you’re not too handy with a nail brush, you might find a sharpie is the hack for you. Be sure to apply a layer or base coat first and then draw away with your desired color and design before finishing with a good top coat to avoiding smudging.
11. Combine Matte and Gloss for Subtle Nail Art
If you’re not into out their nail art but still want to achieve a salon-quality finish, opt for a hybrid of matte and gloss topcoats or colors for subtle nail art that can only be seen close up.
12. Use Hair Grips
If you want to achieve wavy lines, straight edges or polka dots, hair grips are an inexpensive answer to your desires!