#BeautyHacks for Girls Who Hate to Paint Their Nails

As if a strict skincare routine, 10-step makeup application process, hair styling, and general primping don’t keep us busy enough, we’ve also got manicures to keep in mind. Seriously, the to-do list never ends. And, whether it means taking a regular trip to the nail salon or attempting a weekly DIY sesh, all that nail business can take hours. So, it’s no wonder that many of us (yes, even the beauty addicts) aren’t big fans of the process. In an effort to save some time and a headache or two, we came up with a few solves for the ladies who dread getting their nails did.

Nail Polish Hacks

Use a Tinted Top Coat Instead

Not ready to commit to color? Hate the chipping process? Or maybe “coloring within the lines” is a lot harder than it sounds. We’ve been there. Try using a tinted top coat instead — like a lip stain, it gives off just a hint of color, is quick and easy to apply, and lasts a lifetime (er, a week or two).  We love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Nailcolor custom-tinted top coat on their new double-ended polish!

Make Vaseline Your BFF

If your hand-eye coordination is a bit rocky, use a cotton swap to dab Vaseline around your nail beds before nail polish application. This way, you can simply wipe away any fudge ups without making a mess and starting over!

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DIY a Gel Mani

Since leaving your nails completely bare is not an option, what if you could just resort to doing them less often? Give yourself an at-home gel mani by using essie Gel Setter over any nail polish shade to turn it into rock-hard gel or use the L’Oréal Paris Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque 1-2-3 nail system, so you can go weeks without having to worry!

Try Nail Stickers

The mani gods must have heard our cries for help because they came back with the perfect solution for those of us who are less skilled in the nail polish department. Enter nail stickers. Forget the spills, the mess and shaky hands because it doesn’t get any easier than literally sticking on nail polish. You can choose from one solid color, full on nail art or something a little more bedazzled like these essie Stickers & Stone.

Go for Glitter

No joke, glitter nail polish can seriously survive the apocalypse. You can dab it on quick without worrying about it being neat, and no matter what situations you find yourself in throughout the day, this stuff won’t budge.

If All Else Fails, Bribe Your Friends

Still hate doing your nails? Bribe your beauty-obsessed gal pal to do it for you and just “pay” her with a home-cooked meal, wine and gossip, or brunch — BFFs love brunch.

Source:https://www.makeup.com/nail-polish-application-tips

10 Signs You Are Addicted to Nail Polish

They say the first step to overcoming addiction is admitting you have a problem. But at MDC, we can’t always admit that our obsession with beauty products goes beyond researching for the job (we NEED to try every colored eyeliner on the market to keep our journalistic integrity, duh). So while we have recognized that maybe there are far too many mascaras in our makeup bags, and we’ve looked to our friends to take some lipsticks off of our hands, we haven’t been able to own up to the fact that we actually have an addiction to a certain beauty product that adorns our fingers every Manicure Monday – nail polish. However, in an attempt to turn over a new leaf and be role models for our readers, we’re going to take a stand. We’ll be the voice for all of you ladies who have dropped hundreds of dollars on your nail polish collection. We’ll be the first to say, “Hello, our name is Makeup.com and we’re nail polish addicts.” And guess what? You might be one too. Read on for the 10 signs your nail polish addition has gone too far.

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1. You refer to fabrics and other colors in daily life by the name of a nail polish instead of the actual color. Bikini so Teeny is the name of an Essie polish and should never be the name of your sofa’s upholstery color. Just sayin.

2. Your ideal job would be naming nail polish colors full time.
You have this concept that everything would be right in the world if you could just put your wit to good use eight hours a day and pour out pun-intended lacquer names like poetry.

3. The bottom shelf of your refrigerator is dominated by nail polish instead of food.
Yes, you’ve properly stored your nail polish for long-lasting wear, but you’ve also packed one bathroom cabinet, two shelves in your closet, and anywhere else you could possibly display a nail polish bottle. Left overs are going in the trash instead of in the fridge, because your holographic lacquers trump meat loaf any day of the week.

4. You freak out every time a new nail polish hue or texture is released even though it is the exact same color from another brand you already own.
We know you’re thinking right now, “it’s a different red, I swear!” But is it? Is it really more shimmery or a slightly better red for your skin tone? No, we didn’t think so.

5. At least two nail polish bottles are in your purse at all times.
There may also be a few bottles lurking around our car, although the consistency of the product is beyond questionable.

6. You make friends with people on message boards and websites and take your relationships in the digital realm a bit too far by defriending women because you’ve seen the way they polish their nails, and well, it isn’t pretty.
If only they knew how to revive a manicure, then you two would still be enjoying online scrabble sessions.

7. You spend hours color coding your collection only to realize that you’ve put the pinks next to the greens and need to start again. On round two, you notice that you own three bottles of the exact same color by the same brand. We’re hoping there was a sale or these colors were each gifted to you.

8. Drake’s song Fancy was your anthem for at least the last two years because the lyrics “Nails done, hair done, everything did” might as well have been written about you.
It’s ok honey, blast that song on your stereo – there is no shame in owning that track and maybe even compiling a playlist of songs focused on our pretty little tips.

9. The number of dotting tools and striping brushes you own rivals the amount of shoes and handbags in your closet.


10. After washing your hands you immediately apply top coat, because a girl has to maintain her shine!
And why not make sure chipped nails aren’t in your near future – chipped polish on a Friday night is comparable to watching your favorite TV character get killed off. Everyone better stay out of your way because there will be tears or there will be drama.

Are you a nail polish addict?
Tell us which sign speaks most to you in the comments below. Don’t worry, we won’t judge.

Source:https://www.makeup.com/nail-polish-addiction

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3-D Printed Nails! it’s a thing ladies and I love it.

This is such a cool idea!  Women can do amazing things when using their skill sets and creativity.

Grace Chiang, 25, cofounded Mani.me with while getting an MBA at Stanford. She’s still working toward her degree.

Grace Chiang, 25, cofounded Mani.me with while getting an MBA at Stanford. She’s still working toward her degree.

Courtesy of Mani.me

Grace Chiang, 25, had long been obsessed with manicures. But during a stint at McKinsey, she never had time to get her nails done the way she wanted. So while working towards her MBA at Stanford, she launched a company, Mani.me, with two friends from school, Jooyeon Song and David Miro Llopis, to sell women 3-D printed manicures by subscription. It’s an out-of-the-box idea for 3-D printing, but technologically there’s not a lot of difference between 3-D printing a keychain and doing the same for a set of highly designed nails.

The company launched in April, and has minimal sales to date, but was recently accepted into the new Stanley+Techstars accelerator for additive manufacturing, the lone consumer company in the current class of 10. In a conversation that has been edited and condensed, Chiang spoke about why the time has come for 3-D printed manicures:

Mani.me’s Grace Chiang (center) with cofounders Jooyeon Song and David Miro Llopis

Mani.me’s Grace Chiang (center) with cofounders Jooyeon Song and David Miro Llopis

Courtesy of Mani.me

It’s a female industry that’s been around for literally thousands of years. It’s super-painful, it takes a ton of time and it’s not very healthy for your nails. We thought, why not marry that with something quite male-oriented, which is 3-D printing and manufacturing. What we offer are custom-fit, ready-to-wear nails. You go to the website for an app. We measure your hand with photos, and we translate that into a 3-D printing model. Then we print the base, put the design on top of it and mail it to you. It’s like a sticker. The design is whatever you saw on the app. It’s like watching an Instagram come to life.

We’re on a subscription basis, $50 a month for two sets a month. We have a premium tier, which is $70 a month for three sets, so you can have a fun set for the weekend.

I worked in a nail salon when I was younger. It was that really long summer between high school and college. I was a financial aid student in college. I lived in Taiwan and went looking for jobs, and nobody was hiring for high schoolers. It’s not part of the culture there. My grandmother had always loved having me paint her nails. She passed away, and I decided this is something I just have to do. I found a nail salon in town. They agreed to train me if I gave them manual labor, sweeping and cleaning. I did that for five months. I got trained in acrylics and gels. I went off to college and would do monthly seasonal sets for my friends at school. Now I am at Stanford, and I hold women’s lunches for women to meet and talk and also to get manicures.

Source:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amyfeldman/2018/07/16/stanford-mba-student-25-launches-3-d-printed-manicure-business-with-her-friends/?fbclid=IwAR37P42oGw41um-wepexQIPZFQHjwPjkc_TUaxYQF3Kydb6MTVpqXKotTEo#3cf2ba93ae60