Nail art has become as ubiquitous as an ombré mane or black ankle booties. Thanks to Deborah Lippmann's surprisingly easy-to-do tips and tricks, you can skip the salon and attend to your digits in the comfort of your own home.
1. Grooming is key. The most important thing is to start with nails that are the same length and shape, and cuticles that are pushed back. Once you achieve this, Lippmann says you're set to start!
2. Be careful! People tend to try to make polish look like the shade in the bottle on the first coat, but you want to apply two thin coats and build the color, advices Lippmann. If you use too much lacquer, the color will peel and chip easily. If you apply very thin coats, let the polish dry in between each layer (waiting at least a minute or two) so that the solvents evaporate. This will make it wear better and last longer.
3. Hydrating is important."Most of us don't hydrate nearly as much as we should, and our nails would look a lot better if we did,"Read More »from 10 DIY Tips for a Magnificent At-Home Mani