This brilliant tip will have your nails looking perfect every time, no more nail polish over your cuticles and skin!

Leaving a slight gap at the side of your nails and near the cuticle means the polish looks perfect every time.

View the full tutorial Youtube video

No more messy nails and such an easy tip. How could I never have known this!!?

I’m off to paint my nails.

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  • I have not painted my nails for years. I really need to start again.


  • I am thinking it is pretty dam hard for a lot of moms with bubs and youngens to have perfectly nice nails. Constantly washing etc etc takes it’s toll.


  • Jamberry!!! marijam.jamberry.com


  • I’ve never been good at painting my nails and I tend to bite my nails. I recently tried Jamberry and whenever I have my jamberry nail wraps on, it stops me biting them and they look great.


  • I have never had nice nails. I do paint them sometimes but They never look professional. I’ll give this a go.


  • And hope that the phone doesn’t ring or your child needs attention in the meantime lol


  • I used to have nails, lovely nails. Since becoming a mother, they’re just terrible. I try and try and try. Painting them is a waste of time because I’m always chipping or washing the polish away. Once in a blue moon I treat myself, or for a special occasion. I envy beautiful nails and long for the days when I had them.


  • I have just resigned myself to never having perfect nails. I bite mine too much anyway! But I do think using a cotton bud with a little bit of nail polish remover to clean up the edges also works well.


  • Sounds easy and the nails look great – gotta have nails in the first place though.


  • My friend and I had our nails done like this by someone professionally using this ‘tip’ and we both commented how dreadful they came out.


  • Or you could try using Jamberry!!! I love them so much I sell them :) https://kirstenhayes.jamberry.com/au/en


  • Can anyone tell me why my top coat is bubbling and shrinking my nail varnish underneath? At first I thought that it was a faulty varnish or top coat but I have swapped them over and it is happening all the time now?


  • Well there you go you learn something new all the time.


  • What a fabulous video to watch. I am off to do my nails with a bright red and try to do this! Wish me luck!


  • Sounds so easy and when you think about it completely makes sense. No more tacky looking nails.


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