How to fix Yellow Nails

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Here’s a common problem that manicure and nail-art enthusiasts face all the time: yellowing nails.

Constantly applying nail polish is the common cause of yellowing nails, especially dark color polish. If a shade left your tips tainted and discolored, here’s a super quick and easy fix for you.

Combine three to four table spoons of hydrogen peroxide and one-half cup of water and mix them well. Soak your nails in the solution for two minutes. Using a soft toothbrush, gently scrub your nails and then rinse them with water. Repeat two to three times a week as needed.

Don’t have hydrogen peroxide on hand? Use a whitening toothpaste that’s formulated with the ingredient instead. Apply a small coat to your nails and leave it on for 10 minutes. After some mild scrubbing, wash the toothpaste off and follow up with a soothing cuticle oil.

Will you give this a try or if you had done this before? Let us know in the comment below!

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Easiest DIY Nail Polish Rack EVER

If you are looking for a sturdy, stylish and cheap DIY rack to store nail polish, you’ve come to the right place.

This method takes only 10 minutes and needs less skill than making wooden rack. All you need is as below:

  1. Mesh Drawer Organizer
  2. Wire Hangers (3 or more depending on your preference)
  3. Wire Cutter
  4. Spray Paint Color of your liking! (optional)

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Check out video below for step-by-step instruction:

You can mount the rack on wall or let it stand on dresser. This is also an eco-friendly project as there’s no plastic or acrylic involved.

What do you think of this easy DIY project? Will you give it a try? Let us know in the comment below!

Source: StuffStephMakes

DIY Peel Off Base Coat

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Glitter nail polishes are irresistible – so sparkly, shiny and gorgeous. But it’s so hard to remove from nails – it’s such pain in the neck!

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Though there’s this foil method, it’s still time consuming and can be messy.

Finally, some genius came out with this DIY peel-off base coat idea that we glitter ladies can now enjoy beautiful, sparkly nails without worrying to remove it. Let’s get it started!

Supplies: 

  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Empty Nail Polish Bottle
  • Acetone
  • Cotton pads and paper towels

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Step 1: Clean your nail polish bottle

Fill the bottle with pure acetone about half way and gently shake for a minute or two. Any polish residue will melt. Repeat if required and rinse under lukewarm water.

Make sure cap, brush and bottle neck are clean, too. You may need cotton pads at this point.

Let dry on a piece of paper towel.

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Step 2: Fill the bottle with glue

Fill the bottle with glue when it’s dry. The bottle does not have to be completely dry since the glue is water-based.

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Step 3:

Try applying your new peel-off base coat for ideal consistency. If you find it too thick, add a few drops water until it’s thin enough to apply evenly on nails.

Complete! 

You can now use your new peel-off base coat instead of regular ones when applying glitter nail polish. Some important tips to follow:

  1. Make sure the glue is completely dry before applying nail polish
  2. This peel-off glue base coat won’t prevent staining. Use your regular base coat over the glue if you think the nail polish will cause stain on nails.

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Isn’t this method genius? Let us know if you will try in comment below!

Source: thenailasaurus.com

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Butterfly Wing Saran Wrap Nail Art Tutorial

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Butterfly wing nail art can never get old, and it’s even better with saran wrap technique!

Let’s get it started. The nail colors used in this tutorial are:

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Zoya Yummy, OPI You’re Such A Budapest, China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle, China Glaze Neon & On & On, Wet n Wild Black Creme, and Milani Silver Stilettos.

Tools needed are:

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Striping brush, small dotting tool, one piece of crumpled up saran wrap.

Let’s begin!

Step 1) Paint your nails with 2 coats of Zoya Yummy. Top with quick dry top coat and let dry completely before moving on

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Step 2) Take Zoya Yummy, OPI You’re Such A Budapest, and China Glazes Too Yacht To Handle and Neon & On & On and make a few dots using the polish brush. You don’t have to be careful here, they can overlap. Quickly move onto step 3 while they are very wet.Saran Wrap Butterfly Wing Nail Art Tutorial step 2

Step 3) Take your piece of saran wrap and scrunch it together into a messy ball. Take it and dab it all over the nail while they are still wet. Keep dabbing until you are happy with the color design. I’ve added more dots and redabbed if I didn’t like how it turned out. If you let the dots sit too long before dabbing, they start to “eat up” your base color and you may see your bare nail. Once you are happy with the design, add a coat of quick dry top coat to even out the nail and seal in the pretty design.Saran Wrap Butterfly Wing Nail Art Tutorial step 3

Step 4) Use your striping brush and Black Creme to outline one side of your nail, wrapping toward the tips and making the bottom right corner a thicker black line than the top right corner.

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Step 5) Use the striping brush and Black Creme to draw a curved line from around the center of your cuticle to 2/3 the nail on the left side

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Step 6) Use the striping brush and Black Creme to do a curved line in the opposite direction from the middle of the cuticle to half way down the right side of your nail. A diagonal curved line is added on each side where the line meets the right hand black side to make the saran wrapped sections appear more rounded and “wing like.”Saran Wrap Butterfly Wing Nail Art Tutorial step 6

Step 7) Draw another curved line with the striping brush and Black Creme and round out the edges of the saran wrap base.

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Step 8) Do one final slightly curved line almost to the left edge of the nail with Black Creme and the striping brush.

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Step 9) Take your small dotting tool and dip it into a dollop of Milani Silver Stilettos. Add dots along the right side and tip over the black section.Saran Wrap Butterfly Wing Nail Art Tutorial step 9

Don’t forget to add a thick, quick drying top coat to protect and seal in your design! Put a thick bead of top coat on the brush and gently spread it toward the tips and side, taking great care to not let the bristles touch the polish underneath. Thinner top coats can cause streaking or bleeding of the colors and the bristles drag lines through the design. YOU’RE DONE!

Will you try this butterfly wings saran wrap technique? Let us know in the comment below!

Source: AdventureinAcetone.com

12 Easy Spring Nail-Art

Brace yourself, Spring is here!  Check out these fab and easy free-hand manicure for some nails-piration!

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Mix and match pastel colors with flower accent on ring finger. Create the accent using nail-art dotting tools. Credit @xxlovelauren

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Pastel purple with white base on ring finger. Makes it stand out by adding some floral/leaves design using nail-art brushes. Credit @kimiko7878

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Who doesn’t like cupcake?! Use nail-art brushes and/or nail-art dotting tools to draw the body. Give it a 3D effect by adding nail-art 3d decoration such as beads and rhinestones. Credit unknown.

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It’s all about colors and flowers in Spring. Use white base to pop that cute flower designs in different colors and sizes. Credit sonailicious.com

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Large petals on a bare nail for a unique manicure. Create using nail-art brushes. Credit unknown.

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This Spring manicure is not as hard as it seen! Paint a base color and wait dry. Put nail striping tape on nails depending on the width you prefer and layer different colors on top. Credit @runningwithlacquer

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Hmmm.. I smell lavender, you? Credit unknown.

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You can never go wrong by mix- and matching pastel nail lacquers. Credit @lifeisbetterpolished

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A precise nail job that can be created using striping nail brush and detailer nail brush. Credit LauraMerino12

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It is not Spring without cherry blossom! Credit unknown.

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Think outside the frame! Add some floral accent to pump-up regular dots and stripes mani. Credit Paulina’s Passions.

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Need us to say more? Credit @melimelr.

How do you think of the designs above? Did we miss any specific nail design that you think should be on the list? Let us know in the comment below!

20 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Nail-Art

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Looking for a fun way to wear a little green on St. Patrick’s Day? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Here’s 20 easy and fun nail designs worth to re-create:

Spellbound Nails

This adorable manicure can be created using dotting tools and free-hand for the rainbow. Get the how-to on Spellbound Nails

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Pairing two shades of green are fun and the little white shamrocks are a nice touch (first generation stamping plates W105). Found on The Polished Nail.

Chalkboard Nails

This freehand design is perfect for that beer crawl you probably won’t make it to. Create this using nail-art brush or wooden sticks. Found on Chalkboard Nails.

Nails by Kayla Shevonne

It’s fun to do each nail with a different style. Seen on Nails by Kayla Shevonne.

Welcome to My World...

Try some glitter! It’s pretty, sparkly, and feminine. Get the how-to on Welcome to My World…

Spektor's Nails.

Multi-color polka dots using dotting tools are fun! These green ones are leprechaun approved. Found on Spektor’s Nails

The polished mama

Stamped over argyle pattern with green and orange shades (Call Me Golfer). Found on The Polished Momma.

Oooh, Shinies!

Cute green spotted animal print that can be created using nail-art brush. Get the deets on Oooh, Shinies!

Notes and Nails

Created using a thin nail-art brush, this manicure is a very pretty, shimmery way to show your Irish pride. Found on Notes and Nails.

Polish All the Nails

Amazing hexagon glitter placement ❤ Found on Polish All the Nails.

Adventures in Acetone

Look! It’s pot of gold with rainbow! The caviar beads placement is genius. Found on Adventures in Acetone.

Emerald Sparkled

Cute little cloves stamped over (first generation stamping plates W105). Found on Emerald Sparkled.

My Little Beauty World

You won’t believe how easy this is…  Deets on Taya: My Little Beauty World.

Mixed Mama

Marbleizing one nail is so much easier than doing them all and it looks cooler. Found on Mixed Mama.

Joyful Blogg

While you are having fun with your nails, why not do each one different?  Found on Joyful Blogg.

Let Them Have Polish

These sparkly nails are a subtle way to wear a little green on St. Paddy’s Day. Get inspired on Let Them Have Polish.

Parlor

Try painting just the tips!  Follow the tutorial on Parlor.

Let Them Have Polish 2

Using stamping image plate for a neat pattern that will impress! Check it out on Let Them Have Polish.

Of Faces and Fingers

Who needs gold polish when there’s gold leaf? Check it out on Of Faces and Fingers.

Asa Nisi Masa Nail Spot

Green and teal together for a gorgeous color combinations! Check it out on Asa Nisi Masa Nail Spot.

Using the Right Nail-Art Brushes – Part 2

When it comes to nail art, it isn’t a one-brush-will-do kind of situation. With the proper brush, a tech can create everything from thin detailed lines, to color-blended shadows, and even elaborate flowers. Below is the second part of the guide of using right brush – enjoy!

Detailer Brush

Detailer Brush

How It’s Used: The detailer brush can be used for intricate work and is especially suited to drawing delicate flowers. Flower petals can easily be painted by placing the brush flat and lifting it straight up.

Striper Brush

Striper Brush

How It’s Used: Efficient for elongated lines, the striper brush creates long vertical or horizontal lines. Whether a thin or thick line is desired, the width is determined by the amount of paint on the bristles.

Stripette Brush

Stripette Brush

How It’s Used: A shorter version of the striper brush, the stripette creates the same vertical and horizontal lines but in shorter strokes. The stripette is great for drawing wisps and netting.

Grass Comb Brush

Grass Comb Brush

How It’s Used: For detailed dry brush techniques, this brush has separated bristles for easy application. It creates an airbrushed effect with a swipe of the brush.

Angular Brush

Angular Brush

How It’s Used: Its angled head creates intricate detailed designs. Bristles are cut at a 45° angle for control when drawing at a slant. Tips: This angled brush is popular in cleaning around the nails for a clean and crisp manicure. 

After reading through the guide, are you more comfortable to start the nail-art adventure? Visit our nail-art brushes section to add more tools in your drawers!

Source: nailitmag.com