Tried it: Perfectly Painted Nails with glue.

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Tried it: Perfectly Painted Nails with Glue

Another Pinterest goody. I originally found this idea here, but the blogger was doing this for the marbling nail effect. I just plain need help with the actual painting of the nails. Mostly, I just don’t paint my nails…. since the result usually looks like I was giving myself a manicure, while drunk. It’s that bad. Buuuuut, the Elmer’s glue on my fingers: magic.

It’s a simple process. I put a dab of glue near my cuticle and used a swab to “paint” the glue around my finger nail. If I got some glue on a nail, I would use a wet swab to wipe it off. Let that dry (dried in about 5 minutes), apply the nail polish, and let the polish dry completely. I waited about 15 minutes. Start to peel of the glue! Since the glue is water soluble, you could also wash your hands and use a wet swab to get the glue off.

Done! I will definitely be using this method again! Have you tried this?

– Chelsey


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  • Kelly @ Studio DIY on said:

    Stop it! This is amazing!! I am the WORST nail painter, I have to try this!!!

  • jessica on said:

    DANG that is so smart!!! I'm gonna try this next time! So excited 🙂

  • Jodie on said:

    Such a handy tip! Thanks for sharing

  • Michele Bell on said:

    If my fingernails didn't look like those of a 10 year old boy I would totally try this. Ingenious .

  • Kati on said:

    Interesting! I don't paint my nails either. Because I DO DISHES! 🙂

  • Beth W on said:

    You jus blew my mind. YAY! I have that exact same problem, and always end up scraping up the excess polish, and usually hurting myself in the process. I am totally trying this next week. Thanks!

  • ruthy on said:

    what?! amazing idea!!!

  • Danielle on said:

    Brilliant. Thanks for sharing!

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