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 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 Toms Ballet Flats are Back! How to Paint Your Nails Ombre Follow Digital Mom's board 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 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.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.