NAIL TUTORIAL: How to Paint Your Nails Like a Pro at Home

With the lockdown in full force, here’s a handy nail tutorial from Nails by Mets founder, Metta, on how you can paint your nails like a professional at home. This DIY guide is easy to follow and all featured products can be purchased directly from the Nails by Mets online store (UK shipping).

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Apply one thin layer of base coat. I recommend CND RidgeFX to smooth out imperfections.
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Cap the free edge of the nail using strokes from right to the middle & left to middle.
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Paint one stroke down the middle of the nail.
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Paint one stroke to the left side of the nail.
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Repeat on the right side.
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Apply second coat. “Float” the colour, don’t press down hard with the brush!
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Apply the CND Vinylux Top Coat – cap the free edge & “float” the polish.
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TOP TIP: Use a wooden cuticle stick dipped in acetone to clean up any mistakes.
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FINAL LOOK!
What you'll need
CND RidgeFX
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CND Vinylux “Kiss From A Rose”
CND VINYLUX Top Coat
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Products used:
• CND™️ Ridge Fx ~ great base coat which helps fill in any ridges/mask any imperfections
• CND™️ VINYLUX™️ in Kiss from a Rose ~ from the English Garden Collection
• CND™️ VINYLUX™️ Top Coat ~ our favourite! Dried in 8.5 minutes & provides ultimate shine. The longer you wear it, the more hard wearing it becomes!

TOP TIPS:
• Give your bare nails a wipe with acetone or alcohol to remove any oils from the surface ~ this will make the post stick better to your nail
• First coat of colour should be a bit uneven and patchy – don’t try to get a smooth/opaque finish with this layer or it’ll be too thick
• Don’t press down on the 2nd coat or top coat, simply float the colour and with layers you can be a bit more generous. Pressing down will cause the first layer to streak
• Finish your manicure with a slick of cuticle oil or cuticle balm to hydrate the skin around the nails 💦

Hope you enjoy the tutorial and we can’t wait to get back on the road, and see you all again soon!

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