Looking for some nail painting tips and nail polish hacks? We got them! Love beautiful nails, but can’t go to the salon? Then do your own and have gorgeous nails using these nail painting tips and nail polish hacks!

13 Nail Polish Hacks You Need In Your Arsenal

Nail Polish Painting Tips

I’ve always loved having my nails painted — it just gives you a little extra something, kind of like your favorite earrings.

I’m not so good at doing it though. I make a mess, smudge it, and it always chips by the end of the day.

Which makes me really excited about these nail polish hacks I just found.

I can’t wait to try some of these!

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Nail Polish Hacks You Need In Your Arsenal

1. Elmer Glue Manicure Hack

This manicure hack is awesome if you are a messy painter like me. Use Elmer’s glue for a fast clean up! via Today

2. Ombre Nail Painting Tips

Get the perfect ombre coloring by using a makeup sponge. via All Women’s Talk

3. Stop Spilling Nail Polish With This Hack

Keep tipping over your nail polish bottle? The Tweexy is such a cool little gadget to cure this problem.

4. Tips For Making Glitter Nail Polish Look Great

Do you love glitter polish but it never looks right? Guess what – you’ve been doing it wrong! I had no idea, but here is the tip you’ve been looking for. via Teen Vogue

5. Tips For Cleaning Up Messy Nail Polish

Oops! Made a little mistake? Here is a great way to fix polish mess ups. via Miss Malini

6. Hacks For More Vibrant Nail Colors

If you want a more vibrant color, do a white base coat! via Makeup and Beauty

7. Broken Nail Hacks

Cracked a nail? Use this tutorial to make a miniature nail band-aid to keep it from breaking completely. via Home and Heart DIY

8. Hacks To Make Awesome Striped Nails

Striped nails are super tricky to do, here is a great hack tutorial to teach you how. via xo Jahtna

13 Nail Polish Hacks You Need In Your Arsenal

9. Tips For Reviving Dried Out Nail Polish

If your favorite polish has become dried out, don’t worry. Add a little acetone (nail polish remover) to the bottle, shake it up, and it’s like new! via Allure

10. Hacks For Drying Your Nails Quickly

Doing your own nails and taking forever for the nail polish to dry? Get your nails dry quick with this air and LED light portable dryer.

11. Tips For Removing Nail Polish Off Of Your Hard Floors

If you spill your polish on the ground (tile, hardwood, etc. but not carpet) pour sugar over it immediately to clump it up, then sweep. via PopSugar

12. Hacks For Making Your Nail Polish Last Longer

An easy way to make your polish last longer is to make sure and seal the edges after painting. So simple! via Stylecaster

13. Tips For Making Your Nail Polish Last Longer

And of course, finishing with a great top coat like Seche Clear makes a huge difference as well.

14. Use A Rubber Band For The Perfect French Manicure

Want a salon-like quality French manicure? Then use a rubber band to help give the tip of your nail perfectly shaped white tips. You don’t want to end up accidently painting the entire top half of your nail if you’re not skilled with this type of manicure. Be Beautiful

15. Easy Polka Dot Nails Using A Bobby Pin

Want pretty nails with polka dots? All you need is 2 colors of nail polish and a bobby pin. The best way to do this is pick a base color and then paint the whole nail that color. Then pick a color that will stand out on the base color and dab the dots on! Love this tip by Makeup Tutorial.

16. Taking Care Of The Cuticles Of Your Nail

Your nails can be painted to look pretty, but unless you’re taking care of the cuticles at the base of your nail your nails just won’t look as great. First off, never paint the cuticules, that’s a common nail polish mistake. Next, keep them healthy by rubbing olive oil on them as mentioned here by How To Cure.

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  1. I love hacks. Who doesn’t want to make life easier? I’ve been looking for tips and hacks to make my nails healthier. One of them that I’ve been practicing is using vinegar to clean my cuticles. I think it’s effective.