Hot Nails & Manicure How-Tos

How To: Remove your glue-on nails

Demonstrator Caitlin offers a tutorial on how to remove fake nails you purchased from your local drug or beauty supply store and applied yourself, safely. You start with putting an acetone based nail polish remover in a paper cup and where you soak your nail in the cup. You can then use a tooth pick to get under the 'fake nail' to lift a little if needed. After gap between real nail and fake nail is created, soak again in nail polish remover and then use a paper towel to slowly work/wiggle of...

How To: Paint your nails in a sparkly green and white style

Love4Nails teaches how to paint your nails using green polish. Start by using a lighter color. In this case, she uses white. She then side swipes the nail using dark green. Start from a corner at the bottom of your nail and using a swirling motion paint to the top. Next, she uses nail art polish in black to outline the side of her nail that's been painted in green. Creating a "V" she outlines the other side of the nail. She then uses a gold striper polish inside the "V." Use dotting paper and...

How To: Make your own color acylic for nails

Alwaysnforever559 teaches viewers how they can make their own color acrylic for nails! First, you will need a container, a clear powder (Acrylic) and an eyeshadow color that you will like for your nails. Pour in the acrylic clear powder in the container and pour the same amount of your simmer or eyeshadow color into the container. Close this container and shake the ingredients to mix them up. Now, your powder should be a mix of the white and the eyeshadow color you put in. First, get your bru...

How To: Create candy cane nails for the holidays

Fun nails for the holidays! Learn how to create your own festive candy cane nails. First thing you do is apply a base coat. Let it dry and then apply a red base. Pain on the candy cane white stripes with white nail polish and a thin brush. Enjoy this candy cane nail tutorial! Great look for Christmas. Create candy cane nails for the holidays.

How To: Remove acrylic nails without soaking or salons

This video shows you how to remove acrylic nails using a nail tip. It takes a long time to soak the nails in acetone to remove them, and this method is quicker. To do it, slide one of the corners under any part of the tip. Force it in and slide it over across the nail and you will be able to see the acrylic nail lift up. Gently work on it to pull the nail off. It might hurt a little bit. The nail will look kind of rough, so you'll have to file it, and use some nail strengthener. Nail technici...

How To: Remove acrylic nails quickly

In this video, the instructor shows us how to remove acrylic nails quickly and easily. First, remove some of the acrylic using a professional nail tool, you can find this online or at a beauty supply store. Next, take a big bowl of warm water and a small bowl of pure acetone. Soak your nail in each of these for a few minutes. After this, you should be able to gently push the acrylic nail off while it is still wet. Once you have removed the acrylic, brush your nail with cuticle oil to help pre...

How To: Apply gold leaf to your nails

In this video, we learn how to apply gold leaf to your nails. First, paint your nails with a dark purple color over the entire nail, then let it dry. After this, apply a clear coat of nail polish and cut out small pieces of gold leaf from a large sheet. Once you have these broken apart, grab them with a toothpick and drop them down onto the nail in the spot you want them to be. You can place around two leaves on each nail. do this for each leaf, then apply the clear coast of nail polish over ...

How To: Remove acrylic nails on your own

TVfXQs2Cassiopeia shows you have to remove your acrylic nails at home. You'll need to by a bottle/ container of acetone, which is fairly cheap (~$5) and can be bought at drug stores. Acetone looks like water, and is usually beneath the sponge that comes in the container (it may smell a bit). Dip each nail in the solution and the nail polish comes off almost immediately. To get the acrylic off, which may be a little harder, rest your nails in the acetone for a few minutes. They should get thin...

How To: Remove acrylic nails at home

If you've grown tired of your acrylic nails and want to remove them, but don't want to go to the salon, follow these steps to learn how to remove them from home. You will need to use a 100 percent acetone remover to take off all of the nail polish first. Then, take an old container that you no longer want and pour some of the acetone in it. Make sure the container has a wide enough top that you can stick your hand in it. Place the tips of your fingers into this container and cover it with a t...

How To: Use gold foil on your nails

May Paris teaches how to use and apply gold foil on your nails. First step is to apply the base coat as it protects from some harm. Carefully tear the foil in small parts. Now apply brown nail color(or any other color you wish) on the base coat of your nails. Let it dry and use tweezers to pick up the foil. Stick the foil very carefully to your nails as shown. Let it dry and follow the same procedure for all of your nails. Finally apply the top coat to secure the foil as shown. The foil can b...

How To: Create clear tips with white flakes acrylic nails

myglitternails teaches you how to create clear tips with white flakes acrylic nails. For this cosmetic procedure you will need long acrylic nails. Place those on your fingernails and attach using cosmetic adhesive. You can cut the corners of the fake nails with scissors, so they'll have a round end. Next you will apply a few drops of cosmetic adhesive and add some glitter. You can either place the glitter on the nails and leave to dry or you can place the glitter in a bowl and place the nail ...

How To: Paint nails with a gold glitter flower design

In this video it is demonstrated that how to Paint nails with a gold glitter flower design. First of all apply red glitter French tip manicure on your nails, now reapply red glitter nail polish on it so that tips get darker. Now take a golden polish and apply it to half way rest nails with the help of sponge. Now apply big and small glitter to your nails to become more shiny. Now to make flowers on your nails, take white nail polish, gallop paper and start making dots such a way that it looks...

How To: Create red and gold acrylic nails

To create red and gold acrylic nails start by prepping a sanitizing your finger nails and applying the tips. after you have trimmed you nails to the desired length apply primer to you nail bed. With your brush gently apply the gold glitter to the tip of you nail and brush downwards toward your nail bed. Apply your red glitter the same way under your gold glitter. With your brush create what Jennisse calls a smile under the glitter to your liking. Cover your nail evenly with a thin layer of pi...

How To: Remove acrylic and gel nails

In this tutorial, we learn how to remove acrylic and gel nails. First, fill a large dish with warm water, large enough to fit a small glass bowl inside. After this, fill the small glass dish with pure acetone. From here, place the bowl inside the large dish and then add in several cotton balls to this. From here, you will place the cotton balls on your nails and then cover them with foil wrappers. Leave these on your nails for around 1 hour and then check on them to see if the acrylic nail is...

How To: Paint nails with blue, black, white, and gold design

Love4Nails teaches viewers how to paint nails with a blue, white and gold nail art design! First, you need to apply your background color. This color will be a blue nail color. You should let this dry. Now, take a black nail art polish and do 3 stripes, that start at the bottom corner and go up slanted. You do not have to go all the way to the top. Next, get a white nail art polish and start the stripes at the opposite corner and paint two across - these two stripes will touch at the corner. ...

How To: Paint nails with a cobalt blue and flower dot design

This video explains how to paint nails with a cobalt blue and flower dot design. The first step taken before applying the paint is to do a white wash manicure. The instructor begins by covering her makeup sponge in a dark blue color and then makes many small dots along the whitened part of the nail. The instructor then makes many more small blue dots along all of the boarders of her nails. After the blue dots have dried a white coloring is used to make flower pedal like designs within the blu...

How To: Paint a neon orange & silver nail art design

In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to paint a neon orange & silver nail art design with the help of a nail professional. Although this orange & silver color scheme is used, one can choose any two colors they like to complete this look. Use this video as a guide and get this simple nail manicure done in no time!

How To: Apply red, silver, and glitter nail polish

In this video, the viewer is shown how to apply red, silver, and glitter nail polish to make various patterns. First, you need to apply two coats of a natural, pearly color. Next, she uses a very thin brush to apply her red patterns. She uses one red to make lines and another red to fill in. Then she adds a dark, glittery red to coat over the filling. The same procedures and brushes are used to apply the silver on her nails. Finally, she applies small rhinestones to her nails by using the wet...

How To: Apply glitter & pigments to nails

Learn how to use glitter and pigments on fingernails! In just four minutes learn how to create a unique style for your nails using just a base nail polish, 3D Silver Glitter and a clear top coat. First you apply a single layer of nail polish, using a color of your choosing. Then you dip the tip of your index finger in glitter and gently apply it on top of the nail polish. After shaking off the excessive glitter, you apply a final layer of clear nail polish. Wash your hands and you're done!

How To: Remove fake nails

Find a good work area where you can sit down and be comfortable. A kitchen table works perfectly for this. Be sure to cover the surface of your table with a plastic garbage bags and a thick layer of newspaper to soak up spills and prevent damage to your table's surface. Get all your supplies ready at hand. You don't want to be hunting for them mid nail removal. Have them all spread out in front of you on the table. Using a pair of nail clippers, cut the acrylic nails down as short as possible...

How To: Create a pink to white fading effect nail look

Tired of boring one color nails? Check out this manicure tutorial that teaches you how to create a pink and white fading effect on your fingernails. You will need a base coat, bright pink nail polish, white nail polish, and a clear top coat. This is a beautiful look for short or long natural nails or acrylic and artificial nails. You can create this effect with any color nail polish. Watch this how to video and you can create a pink to white fading effect on your fingernails.

How To: Apply purple nail polish with shimmer powder

This nail decoration tutorial teaches you how to apply shimmer powder to your nails. It is difficult to apply shimmer powder evenly, but with this how to video it should become a bit easier. This is a great look for short or long natural nails as well as acrylic nails. With this manicure video you will be able to neatly apply shimmer powder and purple nail polish.

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