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Water Spotted Nail Art feat. Model’s Own – Chrome Indigo

I used two coats of KIKO 336 – Electric Blue as my base color and applied some liquid nail tape around my nails to protect the skin from nail polish. Then using first KIKO 523 – Royal Blue and second Model’s Own – Chrome Indigo I did the water spotted technique to create the spotted look. The matte finish was achieved with Essie – Matte About You.
My tutorial for water spotted nails and my most recent water spotted designs

Paint Nails Before Or After A Shower?

Are you someone who is obsessed with painting your nails all the time? Well majority of the females will say yes as it counts to one of the parts of every female’s beauty regime. But to set those nails on fleek you try your level best to paint them the best you can but many time messed it up. You wonder how to get the perfect manicure and how can u fix things. Well it’s not always you have to go to the salon to get the best manicure treatment from the professionals, or you don’t need to be professional either to get them done correctly. All you need is a little bit of knowledge and correct way of doing it. Besides with time with time you can always master things if you put enough urge into it. Now next question, can you paint nails before or after a shower?
nail paint after shower ?

There are so many professional nail paint products out in the market that offers so many things, such as; quick drying, high shine, and long stay, easy apply, etc. There may be so many mistakes you were making for a while. But after today you won’t as this content will round up everything about painting nails before or after a shower.

Paint your Nails the Right Way :

There are few things and techniques that you should consider while painting your nails. Painting your nails after or before shower totally depends on your schedule and timing. No matter you apply them after or before shower, check out the do’s and don’ts below.

  •  If you are going to take a hot water bather never step in to the shower right after painting your nails. Give it ample amount of time to dry. Taking shower just after manicure means you are getting giving the nail paint enough to dry and settle in. It may look dry from top but the inner texture needs more time to dry. It can worsen the situation if you don’t do so. When you expose your nail polish to the warm water of the hot shower, it can smudge immediately or cause bubble in it. Expert says it is ideal to wait for one long hour before you go for a shower after applying nail polish.
  •  You can also apply nail polish after shower and that makes it look it fine as your nails are total clean that time. But make sure you pat your nails dry, apply some moisturiser, yes your nails need to be moisturised too to keep them soft and supple. This also prevents from breaking as it nourishes your nail. Don’t forget to put top coat and base coat after and before applying nail polish respectively. If you have time then painting your nails after shower is simply fine. Just make sure to follow the above things mentioned. Besides after shower your nails’ skin is much softer so it’s also easier to clean the cuticles. This is one advantage after shower applying your nail polish. Some of the good electric shower will not effect your nails paints.So it’s better to go with them. 😉

So it seems after shower applying nail paint seems much easier than before shower. You can choose either ways depending on your time and need. But if you paint them before shower don’t forget to follow stuff said above, if you don’t mess your beautiful paint and spoil mood. Otherwise you can always go for painting them after shower. After shower have less or no chances for smudging or messing. But yes top coat and base coats are must, along with keeping your nail cuticles clean. Avoid applying any greasy dried nail paint. Avoid layering your nail paints more than twice. That’s all for a perfect manicure.

Galaxy Splatter Nails + DIY Decals Tutorial

I love Splatter Nails! But the average technique to get Splatter Nails – blowing the paint with a straw directly onto the nails – is really annoying in regard to cleaning up the cuticles. That’s why I always do Splatter Nails with the plastic bag method. I call it DIY Decals because you basically create decals and then stick it onto the nails. You can find my tutorial on how to do those at the end of today’s post.

So the process of creating your own decals is very easy but you will need some time to let it dry. You will need a plastic bag, a straw and your colors of choice. Then paint your base color onto the plastic bag. I always paint a rectangle about 10cm wide and a little bit more than two times my nail length. If you do this for the first time I’d recommend painting a bigger area so you have some spare decals to practice the technique. Take care not to paint the polish too thick because the thicker the decal the more difficult it will be to place it onto the nails app evenly. Then you dip the straw in the bottle of nail polish and blow in the other end, so that the polish will splash onto the painted area. I always let my decals dry over night so they can be removed from the plastic easily. The next day you can cut the decal with your scissors and create small pieces in the size of your nails. Paint your first nail with one coat of the chosen base color, remove the decal from the plastic with tweezers and add it onto the wet polish. Press it down gently and wait for a little while. I  can remove most of the overlapping parts with my other finger nails. After that I apply a first coat of clear nail polish to “melt” the decal and the base color together. Then I can clean it up like I would with my usual manicure and add a top coat.

And this is how you shouldn’t be doing it. Hard to remove 😉

I had so much fun making this tutorial and I plan on doing more of them if you like it!