How To NEVER Smudge Your Nail Polish Again {even with three coats!}

I’m not much of a nail painter, but when I do put in that extra bit of froufing effort, I like to know that my work is not going to be in vain, smudged and ruined before it even has a chance to dry. And–while watching paint dry might be a thrilling pass time for some, I’d just as soon get my nails painted and get out the door to bigger and better things…

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But if you have already jumped on board with my fast & frugal manicure trick and update, this will be a no-brainer next level!

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I wanted something pretty neutral, but with sparkle, so I chose a muted OPI shade and clear glitter (plus a clear top coat).

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[This fabulous color is called Barefoot In Barcelona.]

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Yep, I just get my fakey nails and hold them by the pull-off tabs to paint them! Then I leave them on the counter to dry and cure overnight.

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Then come morning, they are ready to go, fully dried and smudgeless!

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And I’m out the door without any stress of smudging my fresh polish, wheeeee!


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4 responses to “How To NEVER Smudge Your Nail Polish Again {even with three coats!}

  1. Hi Gina – I Love this “tip” pardon the pun!! 🙂 I tried the fake nail thing when you first shared this trick and was truly amazed at how nice they looked and loved this. The only problem is that I found my nails seem to not do well with them on consistently. I can usually only use them for a few weeks. My question is – Do you where yours all of the time and if so do you have any other tricks for how you make that work???


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