How to Prevent Nail Polish Bubbles in Just 3 Steps

15 Nov.,2022


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Step 1: Always start with a clean slate—even if your nails are bare. Using polish remover, wipe your nails completely free of any oil or residue that could prevent polish from adhering properly. After you've wiped them clean, try not to touch your hair or face (which could transfer oils back to your tips). 

Step 2: Paint in thin layers. This is key, because thick coats of polish take longer to dry. Which brings us to our next point...

Step 3: Be patient! Make sure that the first coat of polish is completely dry before adding the second one. (We've found that three to five minutes between coats is the sweet spot.) If at all possible, avoid adding a third coat, because that’s when things tend to get gloopy and uneven. After you've waited sufficiently for the last coat to dry, finish with a top coat and admire your handiwork.