5 Tips for Applying Nail Polish (1/5)

Tired of paying salon prices for costly professional manicures? Brush up on your home mani with these nail polish tips—they'll keep your nails looking their absolute best.

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Nail Polish Tip #1: Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Before applying new polish to your fingernails, you’ll want to remove anything that remains of the old nail polish. Instead of using a harsh acetone solution, look for non-acetone nail polish removers. This will keep your nails healthy and shiny. To remove polish without causing damage, be sure to rub polish away with a cotton pad that won’t scratch the surface of the nail.

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