As promised in my last blog post, I tested out some of the nail tricks that I have heard about over the years. You know those tricks where you say, "I am going to try that" and of course never really do. Well, I tried out some of those tricks that I have been dying to try and here are my findings.
Trick #1 - Instant Dry with Cooking Spray
I always hate leaving the nail salon with nails that I was not quite sure if they were truly dry enough not to smudge. There is nothing worse then getting to your car and smudging the perfect mani/pedi you just got. Now nail salons give your toes a quick spray of some very cold instant dry spray to keep the nails from smudging. I know they are not spraying my toes with cooking spray, but what if I can get the same thing at home from my own kitchen cabinet?!?
I heard years ago that if you sprayed your fingers/toes with cooking spray it would instantly dry your nails. My first thought was this is not going to work, no way. So of course, I had to just try it.
VERDICT: IT WORKED!!!!
I, of course, let me nails dry for a little bit, then gave them a quick spray with cooking spray and it worked! I honestly could not believe it. My advise however if you are going to try this method, don't use the cooking spray that has butter flavoring. :)
Trick #2 - Instant Dry with Ice Water
I read years ago that if you soak your fingers/toes in ice water minutes after painting them it would instantly dry your nails. I was very skeptical of this one. Really using water to dry my nails?!?
I painted my nails like normal then waited a few minutes before giving them a cold water bath for about 3 minutes. My fingers were freezing after the 3 minutes, but if it honestly worked then so be it.
VERDICT after 3 minute ice bath: DID NOT WORK FOR ME!
I pulled out my fingers and nope, they were not dry. :(
Trick #3 - Perfect Nails
I have heard about getting the perfect manicure/pedicure in several different methods. Some say to use glue (to messy in my opinion), while others say Vaseline. I chose to try out the Vaseline, only because I would not have to wait for it to dry to try out this trick.
So, the trick is to use a -cotton swab and coat the cuticle area/skin with Vaseline before painting your nails. Then paint your nails like you normally would. When your nails are all dry, all you have to do is wash your hands/wipe off the Vaseline and all the polish that you would have got on your skin comes right off.
Trick #4 - Make your Color Pop
I always love bright and bold colors on my nails, especially during the summer months and always on my toes. So when I heard that I can make my bright color pop even more I was all for it. People say to give your paint a good pop to first paint a coat of white, then paint two coats of the color of choice. Your nails should be bolder and brighter.
VERDICT: I DID NOT NOTICE A CHANGE!!!
This one really bummed me. I was hoping for a wow factor, but unfortunately not.
I hope you find these nail finding useful and if one of these were on your nail-to-do list you can cross it off with my findings.