This tiny tool will be your new manicure BFF. Keep a couple in your manicure bag. Always.
Use a toothpick to clean up around the cuticle and achieve that perfect 1-2mm gap. Your Sunday evening paint job will soon look totes professional. It’s much more accurate than a clunky orange stick and a zillion times more hygienic. (You won’t be using it again. #disposable)
Here are a few tips:
- Get all ready and out on the table, because you can’t dig in your manicure bag for a toothpick once you have started painting. You need a couple of toothpicks, cotton wool, and some nail polish remover.
- Use a bare toothpick to sweep away any polish that you get on the skin or cuticle while the polish is still wet. Nothing else required.
- Too many mistakes to sweep away super fast before they dry? Dip the bare toothpick into nail polish remover so that it is quite wet
- Roll the wet toothpick in a bit of the fluff on the top of your cotton wool so that it picks up a few strands. Keep rolling the toothpick to avoid picking up too much cotton wool or picking it up unevenly.
- Flatten the cotton wool against the wet toothpick, it will absorb the nail polish remover, but it will lie flat and snug against the toothpick.
- Now you can clean the skin and cuticle area without gouging your manicure or getting wads of fluff onto your freshly painted nails.
You can share your results by tagging me on Twitter (@SunriseStudio1 ) or Instagram (@sunrisebeautystudio ) I’d love to see your manicures.
Coming Soon: The Fifth (and final) Manicure Must-Have