HomeMom LifeMom StyleHow to Paint Your Nails Like a Professional January 27, 2012This post may include affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Learn how to paint your nails like a pro How to paint your nails – yes, please. I think I have admitted it here before, but the truth is I can’t paint my own nails for the life of me. It always amazes me with all of these fun tutorials that have come out on fun nail art designs, and I can paint my daughter’s nail, no problem. But mine? I need basics people. Painting your nails 101. That’s what I need and thanks to the wonderful interwebs, us failed nail artists have hope. Here is How to Paint Your Nails Like a Professional: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J28ZPq3w9Y This chick had me at “black nail polish”. I attempted to DIY my nails once with black nail polish and all I can say is “no bueno”. Here are her tips for painting your own nails: TINY strokes Leave visible nail on the sides and above the cuticle (you will cover this area though, when you put on a clear top coat). We shall see. Attempting this after my nails grow out the shellac polish I currently have. Shellac Nails – Worth the Upgrade! I do have to give a shout out to shellac nails (it’s what i’m babbling about today). If you are going to the nail salon for a manicure, most definitely upgrade to Shellac. It’s safer than gel nails and my nails still look good after a month. Yes, a month – and I have 2 babies and wash dishes daily. These things last. Mom Style Make sure to check out our other mom style posts. If you have a suggestion or would like to guest post for mom style, drop me an email at molly at digital mom blog.com Good Hair Does a Mom Good How to Tie a Scarf (25 Ways!) 25 Beauty DIY Gifts - Perfect for Christmas! Functional and Stylish Laptop Messenger Bag Tech Bags Get Your Barre Workout Done Online in 10 Minutes 20 Amazon Jewelry Deals Under $2 (with FREE Shipping!) Sash Bag Review Candy Crush Striped Nails Cute Girly Camera Bags for Stylish Photographers One Response Anna January 31, 2012 Yeah, first rule of a professional, wipe down your nails with polish remover to remove any oils or lotion. Second rule – USE A BASECOAT!!! They are designed to dry fast and keep polish on without chipping, so you don’t have to paint them 2 to 3 times a week. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website * Copy This Password * * Type Or Paste Password Here * Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.