21 DIY Nail Hacks To Really Master The Nail Arts

Taking care of your own body makes it clear that you love yourself. Even when life gets tough and you end up broke, you can still do something about your nails. There are life-saving hacks for broke people, too. But before you get to that point, you need to know some basic info about your nails and how to nail that painting and manicure! You can’t afford to have ordinary-looking nails. Life is too short to have plain nails because you don’t have a clue about the nail arts! Here are some of the best tips for making your nails look perfect every day.



1. The basics


You need to have the right tools if you want to achieve salon quality nails.

2. Shape matters


Knowing your natural nail shape is very important. It’s because it makes it easier to know how to achieve certain nail shapes. Naturally, a square shaped nail can’t be filed to a coffin shaped nail. It would be too much. So, use a good nail file to shape your nails properly, slowly working your way up to the next nail shape.

3. Alternative nail polish remover


If you want to go all natural, or you just run out of polish remover, mix white vinegar with some alcohol, and squeeze some lemon in the homemade nail polish remover. That should do the trick!

4. Easy removal in a jar


Get a small tub with a lid and place a sponge in it. First, make sure there is a slit in the middle so you can insert your finger. Next, soak the sponge with nail varnish remover before placing your fingernail in the slot. FInally, twist your finger and it and your nail polish will be removed!

5. Dip and polish


This works best for removing stubborn gel nail polish from your nails. Simply soak some gauze in acetone. Then, wrap the gauze with tin-foil around each nail. Five minutes later you will be left with no gel polish!

6. Painted finger tips


To avoid getting nail polish on your fingers, just apply some vaseline around the edge of your nail/finger. Then, use a swap to whip off any excess nail varnish once your nail varnish is dry!

7. Perfect painting


The ultimate guide to painting your nails perfectly!

8. Clean tools


Make sure your manicure tools are clean before using them. Sterilize them before every use

9. Healthy nails equals a healthy mind


Manicures and pedicures are indeed essential to a healthy and happy life!

10. Ombre nails


Ombre nails are so easy to make with this simple guide!

11. Homemade matte


Adding some cornstarch will make your nails look perfectly matt.

12. Tape texture


Make a lovely pattern on your nails using this tape.

13. Taped up


You can also use tape to create colorful patterns. Simply add some thin nail tape to your nails when the base nail varnish is dry. It will make your nails look colorful and you can do whatever pattern you like!

14. Mix it up


You can always add some white nail varnish to mix up the color of each nail.

15. Highlighter brush


Add some stripes with a feathered makeup brush.What a look!

16. The biggest secret to a great French manicure


Why not use tape?

17. Nail art


Use a Sharpie and create some amazing nail art!

18. Black and gold


To achieve a more elegant look, simply use a metallic Sharpie.

19. Golden touch


If you’re worried about drawing a design onto your nails, try cutting a shape. Your nails will look so beautiful!

20. Polka dots


Use the edge of a bobby pin to create the perfect polka dots on your nails!

21. Cuticle cure


The perfect home remedy for those who suffer from terrible cuticles.