There are few actions extra humbling than portray your personal nails. Each time I rise up the gumption to go full DIY, the consequence finally ends up wanting smudged and uneven, polish spilling into my cuticles. Whereas my portray did marginally enhance over the previous 12 months (I’m blissful to report I’ve progressed previous toddler and stand proudly on the first-grade benchmark), I just about caught to a bare nail for almost all of 2020—it seems, my nails needed the breather, anyway.
However I gained’t lie: I miss a freshly polished digit, and I’m nonetheless dead-set on excelling my at-home mani abilities previous the elementary degree. What’s an keen nail novice to do?
Two phrases: sheer polish. Not solely are recent, milky nails deliciously on-trend for summer time, however the colour is oh-so flattering (it makes your fingers seem longer), and the appliance is virtually foolproof—in contrast to with opaque, brightly coloured lacquers, any errant strokes fly beneath the radar.
Plus, in case you’ve used the previous 12 months to nurse your nails again to well being after fixed put on from gels or acrylics, the clear shade means that you can exhibit your sturdy, thriving nails whereas filling in any noticeable ridges or divots—suppose naked nails, however higher.