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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Have Strong Healthy Nails

Do you want strong, healthy nails? With just a little time and basic care you will find that you have fingernails that others admire. Growing strong, healthy fingernails can be done with just a little time and care. One of the keys to healthy nails is to make sure you get enough protein in your diet. Take time to think about your nutrition. Are you eating enough protein? Even if you are a vegetarian you can get plenty of protein with beans, nuts and tofu. Also, are you drinking enough water? ...

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 a neon nail polish design

In this how-to video you learn how to apply neon color nail polish. The process begins by applying a base white coat and allowing it to dry. You use white because it brings out the neon the best. Once you have the base coat you begin applying the neon colors in any design of your choosing. If you use an outline it helps solidify your design and the results are much clearer. The entire process takes about six to seven minuets and is perfect for teenage girls.

How To: Paint a black & white French for short/shorter nails

In this video, we learn how to paint a black and white French design for short nails. First, paint a diagonal stripe down the nails with white nail polish. You may need to apply two coats of white polish to get a strong color on the nail. Let this dry, then grab a very fine brush and use black nail polish to paint a design onto the white part of the nail. Apply dots and different lines to make the pattern turn out how you want it to be. When finished, you will have a beautiful nail design tha...

How To: Paint your nails with a stained glass art design

This video teaches you how to achieve an eye catching stained glass nail art effect without attending a nail salon. To achieve the striking effect, one needs between 4-7 nail polish colors, and a fine lined nail art nail polish in black. Beginning with the base color, one applies the desired outlines for the "panes" using the nail art brush. Once that is dry and you are satisfied with the outlines, you can begin applying your desired colors to the "panes" achieving the effect of pieces of sta...

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: French tip your nails that look like flames

heartkayden demonstrates French tips with a newer and sexy flame effect. She leads you through the different steps perfectly starting off by applying a clear nail varnish as a base coat. Next she applies a thick layer of nail varnish, and then uses a toothpick to make the flame design, allows it to dry, After that the white nail polish is applied that is used to give the classical French tip look. But here comes the the flame effect. It is done by using a toothpick to make alternate C's on th...

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 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: Fix a split fingernail using a tea bag

Don't you hate when you get a broken nail? Broken nails can be disastrous for a manicure. Next time this happens, don't reach for the clippers right away! In this tutorial, you will learn how to use a simple tea bag to fix your broken nail. This method will seal up the crack and allow you to repaint your nails so no one knows!

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: Repair broken fingernails

Learn how to repair broken fingernails! You will need to purchase an instant nail repair kit. It should come with polish remover, nail tape, nail glue, and clear polish. First place a little bit of glue right where the slit is. Press the nail together so that it seals. Once it has dried a little, place the clear tape over the break. Next you will place a clear polish on top of the nail tape. Clean up the polish around the sides. Now your nails are ready to be polished in any color that you like.

How To: Paint your nails with blue glitter & black nail polish

In this tutorial, we learn how to paint your nails with blue glitter and black nail polish. You will need: blue nail polish, clear nail polish, blue and black acrylic paint, chopped thin brush, glitter, dotting tool, and a small flat brush to do this. First, paint the tips with blue polish, then use the small brush to stick the glitter onto the nails, patting it on thick. Next, add a clear coat and let the nails dry completely. Now, put the chopped brush into black acrylic and make a swirl de...

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