11 Nail Care Hacks to Simplify Your Life!

Aug, 25 by Nidhi Jain in
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In a world where everything is complex and rule-based, life hacks are our only solution to simplify our life from the entangled mass of sophistication. Not many people knew before that dipping a broken ceramic plate into some warm milk can fix the cracks in two days! When it comes to nail care, you will be surprised to know that there are amazing life hacks that make your nail care activities quite simple. Be it for you cuticle or the nail bed, these will make your nails healthier and safer in a few easy steps. Here we have made you a bunch of life hacks so that you too can benefit from the quick solutions!

1. How to Remove Nail Polish Stains?

Use tooth whitener to remove stains caused by nail polish: You might have noticed a pigment of black that is left after removing a black nail polish. Be it any color, now you can easily get rid of nail polish stains by applying tooth whitener over it. Take a coin-sized amount of tooth whitener and foam it on your nails slowly with a tooth brush. Leave it for 15-20 minutes. Once you wash it off, your nails will show no pigmentation or coloring. And thereby you can have your beautiful healthy nails back! Easy isn’t it?

2. How to Whiten Your Nails Naturally?

If you are a person who gets nails done very often, then you must be familiar with this problem. Constant exposure to nail polish can lead to a yellowish pigment on your nails. And this can be disgusting to look at. Now don’t you worry, you can easily get your nails whitened by applying hydrogen peroxide and baking soda on it. Mix one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and two and a half tablespoon of baking soda to make a paste by adding water. Apply this mixture on your nails. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off. Now your nails will have a whitish appearance, having got rid of the nail polish stains.

3. How to Remove Nail Polish from the Skin Naturally?

Doing a manicure by yourself at home means that you are at a high risk of staining your skin with nail polish. However applying nail polish remover can be harmful to your skins. Unlike your nails that are made of dead cells, your skin can get damaged if you use nail polish remover on it. This is why a remover should not be used to remove the nail polish stains that are created accidentally on your skin. Use vinegar to remove the stains that occur on your skin. Rub your skin with vinegar for a minute or so. You can also add a few drops of lemon juice to strengthen the acid. Use a cotton pad or cloth to rub it over the skin to remove the stains. You’ll be surprised at the ease with which you can remove it.

4. How to Remove the Oil from the Nails?

Just like many parts of the body, your nails too release oil. However, the nail oil can interfere with your manicure and pedicure. It can create bubbles on your nails, making your manicure uneven. In order to avoid this situation, you can dip your hands in a solution of white vinegar and water. Vinegar has the power to clear the oils and moisture in your nails. Clean this with a piece of cloth or cotton that is dampened with vinegar. This will make your nails clean and devoid of any dirt, giving you the perfect base to do your manicure.

5. How to Prevent Bubbles in Your Manicure?

You must have experienced this at least once in your life. The formation of bubbles in your manicure when you apply in on your nails can be a result of many reasons. Either you may have too much oil on your nails or your nail polish may be the cause. If it is the former,  you can focus on getting rid of the oil by following the instructions given in the fourth section of this article. However, sometimes bubbles get formed in your nail polish itself. Instead of shaking the nail polish before use, try rolling it a few times. This will burst any bubbles that are formed inside.

6. How to Prevent Split Nails?

Split nails occur among around 20 percent of the population. The major cause of split nails is the exposure to chemical and moisture. Frequent wetting and drying of your nails can make them brittle and prone to breakage. If you engage in too much washing and cleaning activities, avoid split nails by wearing a pair of gloves. Gloves will protect your nails from being exposed to the detergents and water. Gloves made of rubber or latex are the ideal ones to prevent nail cracks. This will also save you from the menace called split nails.

7. How to Create DIY Matte Nail Polish at Home?

Who doesn’t like the matte finish when it comes to nail color? It is simple, elegant and gives your nails gothic vibes. But did you know that making a matte nail polish is very easy and can be done at home? In order to make matte nail polish out of any nail polish, you can add clear nail polish and corn starch. This will give you a mixture that is as similar as a matte nail polish you buy.

8. How to Restore Old Nail Polish?

In this world of consumer capitalism, there is a huge amount of waste being produced every single day. Think about how many cosmetics that we often throw away because they have been expired without use. Now you don’t have to worry about nail polish becoming unusable. As time passes the nail polish becomes thick making it difficult to apply on your nails. A nail polish that is extra thick also gives you a messy texture that you would be better off not having. In order to make use of nail polish of such kind, add some nail lacquer thinner to it. This will restore its normal viscosity and you can use them just like the new ones!

9. How to Use Nail Polish that has Become Thin?

Some nail polishes, on the other hand, are destined to become thin over time. You don’t have to throw them away either. Thin nail polishes are ideal for water color patterned nail designs. They are loose and will make perfect fluid textures on your nails. Thin nail polish also mixes easily with other nail polishes. So make sure not to throw away your old bottles of nail polishes. They can be recycled anytime. Go ahead and reduce your carbon footprint!

10. How to Make the Manicure Last Longer?

This has been a question that women over ages have been pondering over. In order to make your nail polish last longer, there are many tricks and life hacks available. You can choose a gel manicure, instead of the regular manicure to have a long lasting manicure. A gel manicure can last for about three weeks without chipping. As in the case of a regular nail polish to last longer, you can apply in multiple thin coats. When you apply thick coats, the nail polish hardens to form a single mass of polish that will peel easily. Therefore, instead of applying thick coats, apply multiple thin coats. Add a thin base coat and cover it with two more nail polish layers of a thin constitution. This way your regular nail polish will last much longer.

11. How to Store Nail Polish the Smart Way?


If you are a girl who likes collecting many shades of nail polish, then you will know what a job it is to find the right color when you need it. This is where a wise storing of nail polishes comes into play. Arrange all your nail polish in a shoebox, in a standing position. And mark the top of the cap of the nail polish in the same drop of color as of the nail polish in the bottle By doing so you can save time and energy in finding the nail polish when you require it.