With each day that goes by, we’re one day closer to the little things that we associate with normality. Like getting our hair done, making our nail appointments. These little things that can give you a pick me up right when you need it. But while we’re waiting, we want to know how to achieve flawless nails at home in five simple steps. And according to the pros at CND Vinylux, once you’ve chosen your colour and prepped your nails (by removing any remaining polish and filing them to the desired shape) here’s how.
Remove excess polish from the brush on the side of the bottle and then apply a thin line of colour along the free edge of the nail to seal it and ensure complete coverage.
Pull the brush from the bottle scooping a small bead of polish on one side. Place the bead in the centre of the nail to avoid flooding the cuticle then lift the brush up and ease towards the cuticle line. This technique allows the brush to fan out for precise application – a tiny margin should be left between the cuticle and the polish. Glide the brush from the cuticle back down towards the free edge to complete this stroke leaving even coverage on the centre of the nail.
Rotate the finger right and using the left side of the brush apply colour over the left side of the nail. Follow the contour of the sidewall as closely as possible from the cuticle line to the free edge. Do not re-dip the polish for steps 3 and 4 there should be enough polish to cover the nail completely.
Rotate the finger left and using the right side of the brush apply colour over the right side of the nail. Follow the contour of the sidewall as closely as possible from the cuticle line to the free edge.
Repeat steps 1-4. The second colour layer will provide additional colour and any free margins can be perfected with this layer. Repeat all steps with your preferred top coat.