How to apply nail polish without getting it on your skin. Apply nail polish perfectly with this easy hack for how to paint your finger nails with no mess.
How to Get Perfect Nail Polish Every Time
Want to know how you can apply nail polish without getting it on your skin? We all love a good life hack and this is one of my favorites.
We’ve all been there, you get one hand polished and looking great, then try to polish your other hand and “oops” polish gets on your hand or cuticle.
It’s especially hard when you’re painting your own hands! You can always leave the polish on your hand and use nail polish remover later to remove it, but what if I told you there was an easier way?
It’s very simple, you only need two things!
Hack for Getting the Perfect Nail Polish
I hope you enjoy this easy hack for how to paint your finger nails with no mess.
How to Apply Nail Polish Without Getting it on Your Skin
It only takes two things to help you apply the perfect nail polish. What’s great is you probably already have these items in your house!
What you need is a very thick gel lotion such as Aquaphor and a Q-tip.
Before you begin painting your nails, use a Q-tip to spread Aquaphor around your cuticle. Make sure to not get any lotion on your finger nails.
Next, begin to polish your nails. If you get polish on your fingers, you will be able to wipe it off along with the lotion.
Use a Q-tip to remove any excess nail polish from your fingers. Now you will always be able to have the perfect polish!
Originally published on August 2, 2012. Last Updated on May 19, 2020 by Amy Locurto