I wanted to make a nail art FAQ to help answer those random questions we all have. Maybe it's not about a certain technique but just a general question that's been picking at your mind. Don't worry babe, I've got your back! If you have a question you like to add email me or just ask in the facebook comments at the bottom of the page.
I also made a FAQ video to answer a few of the most common emails I received!
- Why is my nail polish bubbling?
- Do I need to use acrylic nails to do the designs on this site?
- What are the best black/white polishes
- How do I get nail polish out of the carpet?
Why is my nail polish bubbling?
There's a couple different reasons why this could be happening. One cause can be not waiting long enough in between coats. Or, even more likely, you're making your coats too thick. It's better to do three thin coats than two thick ones. If you apply thick coats, the polish on top will dry while the polish underneath is still wet.
Another thing that can cause bubbling is shaking the polish before you apply it, which can cause air bubbles to form in the polish. Try rolling the polish between your hands instead. Also, make sure your hands and nails are nice and clean before you apply or you might end up with little bumps. Even worse, the dirt might pick up into your polish and show up later on!
Do I need to use acrylic nails to do the designs on this site?Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Every nail you see in the tutorials are my natural nails! Sometimes it's easier to do designs on acrylic nails because you don't have to paint with your non-dominant hand, but it's certainly not neccessary. You can water marble very easily on natural nails, I even did a tutorial! (Imagine that!)
The only thing I wouldn't suggest is doing 3-d acrylics straight onto natural nails because I suspect it would probably damage your nail when you remove it. Having said that, I haven't tried it yet. I'll risk my healthy nails to get you guys the definitive answer!
What are the best black/white polishes?
Honestly, it is a real challenge to find a decent white polish that actually goes on opaque and smooth. I'm getting annoyed just thinking about it. After going through many, many terrible white polishes the best I've come across is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On and for black I would suggest Wet N Wild Wild in Black Creme. It has a lovely finish and works well for stamping at a fraction of the price of a Konad special polish.
How do I get nail polish out of carpet?
Ok, first of all....don't panic.. If it's a tiny little spill and you have the right kind of carpet, sometimes you can just carefully snip it out. But if you've really made a right mess, first blot up as much polish as you can with a paper towel. Don't rub, blot! If you rub it, you will push the stain deeper into the carpet, you want to gently dab it. Then, blot it with a cotton pad soaked in remover (it's best to test a small patch first to see if it leaves marks) or hyrogen peroxide. This video is really cheesy, but also very helpful.
If you feel I'm missing something please let me know!
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