Tuesday, August 7, 2012

How to fix an Oopps

We have all had it happen to us before. Your mani looks perfect edges clean, polish smooth, and top coat applied and shiny and then you look down to admire your work and DUN DUN DUN you touched something and smudged your nail... ugh

Now you have to deal with it or redo the entire nail possibly ruining more nails in the process. But don't worry I have a trick that is nail safe and you don't have to start all over again!

All you need is some nail polish remover (I use pure acetone) and a flat paint brush. I used the one I use when I'm cleaning up after I do my nails. Ok first step, put a little remover into the cap and dip your brush in wipe it on the sides of the cap when you take it out so you have too much remover on your brush.

After that "paint" your nails with the remover until the paint smudge is flat and smooth. Don't worry if there are imperfections we can fix that. You just want it smooth. After everything is smoothed out then apply a coat of polish over top and tah dah! your Oopps is fixed apply your top coat and your done!

Looks like the Oopps never happened! :) Its a quick fix for any Oopps you might have in your nail polish. Now of course if you have any kinda of design on your nails this technique probably won't work but for just a basic mani its perfect!

By the way this is an Essie Mani I did to try and please my job's new rule that we can't have "wild" nails any more. It's a bit boring for me but I'm learning to live with it and see how far I can push my "wild" nails :) The dark pink is called Fancy Delancy and the light pink is called Raise Awareness.

As always thank you for reading and I hope I helped you out with any little Ooopps you get from now on!



  1. Hi - Couldn't find your email address. I'm writing a nail art article and wanted to see if I could use one of your images with credit and link. Can you get back to me ASAP at rachelkb at gmail.com? Thank you!