The best DIY remedy for chipped nail polish
Chipped your nails, but in a rush to go out? There's no need to spend time to remove all your polish and start from scratch. Instead, build on what you have and turn that chipped mani into a fun geometric nail art pattern. It should take 10 minutes tops and you'll be out the door in a flash!
Materials and tools:
- A contrasting nail polish color
- Top coat
- Nail buffer
Step 1: File and buff
Start off by buffing your nails around the chipped area. This will even out the chipped surface and help the new polish adhere to the area.
Step 2: Cut tape
With your scissors, cut 10 small pieces of tape just a little wider than your nail.
Step 3: Apply tape
Use the tape to mark off the area you want to paint over. Before you put it on your nails, touch the sticky surface with your fingertips so it doesn't end up peeling off any of your polish when you remove it.
Step 4: Paint your tips
Paint the tips of your nails with your contrasting polish and peel the tape off while the nail polish is still wet. This will keep the line crisp. If you wait until your nails dry, sometimes the tape will pull off more polish because it has dried in one piece.
Step 5: Top coat
Once you have removed your tape, allow your nails to dry for a few minutes. Then apply your top coat and you have a brand new geometric nail art mani!