Prep your nails like a pro.
Get the right shape before you paint.
Apply nail polish strategically.
Use Band-Aids (the sheer kind) to get perfect French tips...
Or try a thick rubber band...
Or go for hole reinforcement labels for the French look.
You can also use hole reinforcement labels to get a half moon manicure.
Try a toothpick to make small and sweet nail art...
Or you can DIY a dotting tool.
There are actually a ton of dotting options you should know about.
If you'd rather not use a dotting tool, try a Band-Aid.
Use tape to create geometric nails.
Blow through a straw to create splatter paint nails...
Or use an old makeup brush.
Draw designs with a metallic permanent marker.
Create an ombre look with a sponge.
Apply a petroleum-based ointment around the nails BEFORE you start painting for easy clean-up.
Use glitter polish to disguise chipped nails.