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Beauty Tips For Your Next Party: Nails

Many of us leave nails to the last minute--but you can get a salon-quality manicure at home for much less, in a fraction of the time! Get beautiful party nails in minutes with our expert tips.

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So everything is all set up for your next party. But your nails are a disaster. Eek, what are you gonna do? Speed is the name of the game here. So first, you wanna quickly prep your nails. Trim away any obvious hangnails and then file away any obvious chip. Now, if you're really in a hurry and you really don't have time for polish, that's fine. Use a buffing hub like this, to get a great shine. When you're in a rush, it's fine to skip base coat and top coat every once in a while. You're gonna wanna use that extra time to apply a barrier product around your cuticles and around the top of each nail, that's gonna help you color within the lines. So when you're picking a color, lighter colors dry faster than darker colors and you wanna pick a brush that's extra wide. It helps you coat the nail bed faster. It's okay if you make a mistake because the barrier product is gonna come off in a minute. Quick dry drops are your friend here. They're gonna speed up the drying time even more. All right, we're gonna wait and let it sit for just a second longer. Then I'm gonna peel off the barrier product. And now, you're all set. Your party is sure to be a perfect 10.