How to Paint your Toenails

Having properly painted toenails is like having an accessory that never fails. When you have painted toenails, it seems that you look carefree and are ready to step on to the beach. This look has become popular in the past decade or so, and it seems that its popularity will continue.

You may think that you have to go to a professional nail salon in order to have great-looking varnished toenails. However, that thinking only allows you to believe that “you get what you pay for.” Astonishingly, when you do something yourself, you not only save money, but when it turns out beautifully you also have the satisfaction of knowing that you did it yourself.

You only need a few tools to properly paint your toenails. First, you will need a cuticle pusher and cuticle remover fluid. The fluid is usually pink-colored, and is easy to use. Just dab some of the fluid onto each toenail, wait for a few seconds, and then use the cuticle pusher to start removing the excess cuticle. Doing so will make your finished work look professional and complete.

After you have removed the excess cuticle, you can then soak your feet. Try any foot soak, but the baking soda foot bath is probably the easiest and the least expensive to make. Mix a cup of baking soda with 2 cups of water. Increase the amounts as needed, although there is a cut-off point at which the amount of baking soda does not matter. Soak your feet for twenty minutes, then gently pat dry.

In the meanwhile, shake the nail polish for at least two minutes. This will increase the ease of application, because the nail polish will become more fluid instead of more chunky.

Apply the varnish by placing the brush against your cuticle edge. Start in the middle, then bring the brush towards the side of the toenail, and then towards the outer edge. Repeat with the other side, except bring the brush towards the other side of the toenail. You should have a space of unpainted toenail in between. Now, dip the brush, wipe the excess, and brush from the cuticle edge straight to the outer edge. Repeat if necessary.

Allow the paint to dry for at least thirty minutes in front of a portable fan. When you’re done, you can admire your work and smile, knowing that you just saved tens of dollars.