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35 Clever Nail Hacks You Should Be Using

35 Clever Nail Hacks You Should Be Using

Although it may sound a little silly, there few things more annoying than painting your nails, only to then have it smudge or crack. Well no more! Here are 35 nail hacks you should be using to keep your nails strong, healthy and beautiful.

1. Apply thin layers of polish

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    www.lacquerized.com

    Applying thick layers means that only the top later will dry, leaving the rest of your nail polish prone to smudging. By applying a few thin coats, you ensure your hard work will stay put longer.

    2. Make your own nail art dotting tool

    DIY Dotting Tool
      thebeautydepartment.com

      If you like to get a little creative with your nails then this tool from The Beauty Department is a necessity! Simply get a pin and eraser and get creative.

      3. DIY Glitter Nail Polish

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        www.thecraftedsparrow.com

        Becca of The Crafted Sparrow shows easy way to DIY your own glittery nail polish. This is fantastic if you want a little some control over just how glittery your nail polish is.

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            4. Remove stubborn glitter polish using tin foil

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              For this method to work, you must first place your cotton pad or ball in nail polish remover and let it soak in. Then place the saturated cotton on your nail and wrap your finger in tin foil, making sure it’s tight. After 10 minutes that glitter polish should come straight off.

              5. Acetone + Glycerine = Best nail polish remover ever

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                blackcatnails.com

                This mix is a wonderful replacement for damaging 100% acetone removers.

                6. Use an elastic band or band aids to get the perfect french tip

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                      7. Or purchase this nifty nail tool

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                        www.frenchtipdip.com

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                          Get it here!

                          8. Get the perfect manicure using this chart

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                            www.lacquerized.com

                            9. Create your own nail polish remover jar

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                              10. Whiten your nails using toothpaste

                              11. Remove mistakes without ruining the nail polish

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                                Dip a thin makeup brush or paint brush into your polish remover and clean up those messy bits!

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                                12. Use cold water to dry nails faster

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                                  www.babble.com

                                  After two minutes of waiting for your nails to dry in the air, submerge them in ice cold water for a further three minutes (take breaks if you need to).

                                  13. Add corn starch to clear nail polish to create a matte look

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                                    anonionexposed.blogspot.co.uk

                                    Use this mixture as a top coat and you’ll have instant matte nails.

                                    14. Get a glittery, manicured look, using a sponge

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                                      15. Create a leopard print using pencil erasers

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                                        16. Use a white base coat to make your nails neon

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                                          17. The easiest nail art tool of all – a Sharpie

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                                            thebeautydepartment.com

                                            18. Apply a thick layer of hand cream before removing nail polish

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                                              wholenewmom.com

                                              Dark polish can stain your skin, especially if you’re pale. By applying a layer of hand cream you make it almost impossible for the polish to stain.

                                              19. Apply Vaseline around your nail to stop any messy mistakes sticking

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                                                michellephan.com

                                                20. Shellac hack

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                                                  handmakemyday.com

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                                                    Finally! Click here to get the full tutorial.

                                                    21. Here’s how to fix a broken nail

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                                                      22. Super fancy feather nails

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                                                        www.lydiasnails.com

                                                        23. Create an easy ombre on your nails

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                                                          www.creatinglaura.com

                                                          24. Avoid bubbles by rolling your nail polish, not shaking it

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                                                            thebeautydepartment.com

                                                            25. Not all nail shapes are created equal

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                                                              www.beautylish.com

                                                              26. Make your own cuticle cure at home

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                                                                27. Take care of your cuticles

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                                                                  Healthy cuticles equal healthy nails. Never cut your cuticles, but instead gently push them back and keep them moisturized.

                                                                  28. Keep your nail kit to yourself

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                                                                    www.realsimple.com

                                                                    That is, unless you like sharing germs and risking infection.

                                                                    29. Use a glass file rather than a plastic one

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                                                                      www.happy-mothering.com

                                                                      Glass files are significantly more hygienic and are less damaging to your nails than their metal counterparts.

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                                                                      30. Find the best shade of red to suit your skin tone

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                                                                        31. Get the best nude too

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                                                                          theglitterguide.com

                                                                          32. Use vinegar to make your polish stay on even longer

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                                                                            33. Pair the best colors in your mani pedi

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                                                                              34. Master the perfect DIY manicure

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                                                                                35. Make the perfect nail polish storage box

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                                                                                  Featured photo credit: Girl Nail Art Design via picjumbo.com

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                                                                                  100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                                                                  100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                                                                  Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time?

                                                                                  By tweaking little things in your daily life, it can make your life much more convenient!

                                                                                  Here’re 100 of the most practical life hacks so you can just pick up any of them right away!

                                                                                  83 tie a small piece of bright colored fabric

                                                                                    84 write random letter

                                                                                      85 use a rubberband

                                                                                        86 dorm smell bad

                                                                                          87 lean your phone on your sunglassess

                                                                                            89 how to waterproof your shoes

                                                                                              90 take a picture of the name card

                                                                                                91 iron inside out

                                                                                                  92 old newspaper

                                                                                                    93 tumble try shoes

                                                                                                      keep a card like this

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                                                                                                          94 soap bar

                                                                                                            95 make a hole

                                                                                                              96 drop the battery

                                                                                                                97 use a coozie

                                                                                                                  98 when taking a picture

                                                                                                                    use a clean dust pan

                                                                                                                      try a pants hanger

                                                                                                                        use your cellphone light

                                                                                                                          use a spring from an old pen

                                                                                                                            quick and easy iphone speaker

                                                                                                                              user binder clips

                                                                                                                                wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage

                                                                                                                                  put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle

                                                                                                                                    clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach

                                                                                                                                      use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a bbq

                                                                                                                                        doritos are great for kindling

                                                                                                                                          use nail polish to identify different keys

                                                                                                                                            use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies

                                                                                                                                              freeze grapes to chill white wine without

                                                                                                                                                use paper clips to organize your cables

                                                                                                                                                  almost finished your jar of nutella

                                                                                                                                                    sick of having a box full of tangled

                                                                                                                                                      unroll the rim to increase the capacity

                                                                                                                                                        cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff

                                                                                                                                                          remove the stem from strawberries

                                                                                                                                                            turn an old bottle into a simple little cord holder

                                                                                                                                                              for iced coffee and iced cappuccino, use frozen coffee cubes

                                                                                                                                                                how to fold a fitted bed sheet

                                                                                                                                                                  tired of snoozing past your alarm

                                                                                                                                                                    place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on

                                                                                                                                                                      ut a wooden spoon across a boiling pot

                                                                                                                                                                        use bread clips to save flip-flops

                                                                                                                                                                          take pictures of friends holding items

                                                                                                                                                                            how i always know which headphone is the left one

                                                                                                                                                                              put a stocking over the end of a vacuum

                                                                                                                                                                                How to make sure you drink enough water

                                                                                                                                                                                  user a can opener to open blister

                                                                                                                                                                                    good sandwich guide

                                                                                                                                                                                      turn your muffin pans upside down

                                                                                                                                                                                        50 pounds of groceries and living on the 5th floor

                                                                                                                                                                                          the right way to make a blt

                                                                                                                                                                                            add one teaspoon of baking soda

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                                                                                                                                                                                                hair straighteners equals to collar irons

                                                                                                                                                                                                  stack your clothes vertically to see them all

                                                                                                                                                                                                    the right way to make cookies in the summer

                                                                                                                                                                                                      how to clean a blender

                                                                                                                                                                                                        the right way to eat a popsicle

                                                                                                                                                                                                          use bread clips to label and organize power cords

                                                                                                                                                                                                            to get the built up residue off of your shower head

                                                                                                                                                                                                              user a hair clip to orgainize long wires

                                                                                                                                                                                                                a frozen saturated sponge in a bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    use a soda pop tab

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        51 How to multiply large numbers in your head.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          52 How to open a bottle if you dont have a corkscrew.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kids fall out of bed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                use toothpaste to clear up hazy car

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  58

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    59 keep pizza out while driving home

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      60 put your straw through the tab to keep it from rising

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hold oreos with a fork so your fingers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Never lose your remotes again

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            hiding your emergency money

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                if you are at a hotel and run out of chargers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  keep a square of cardboard in a ziplock bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you need to pee or smoke at a bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      drill holes in the bottom of your garbage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        use an accented letter as your passcode

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          use a squeeze ketchup bottle top with your shopvac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            do something unusual when locking the door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              when heating leftovers space out a circle in the middle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dont burn yourself in those hard to reach candles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    75 use a piece of paper to organize

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      use half a pool noodle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pencil case to store cables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          78 clothespin to hold nail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            79 make blts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              80 take a picture of your fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                81 fill plastic water bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  82 right ways to eat chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    99 if your plug keeps failing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      100 put the banana on the wire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        88 before you throw away a post it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Reddit LifeProTips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There you go, 100 awesome life hacks that you can try right now to make your life a lot easier!

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