Do Your Baby Boomer’s Nails With Nail Polish
Baby boomer nails give your nails a particularly natural look and are very trendy. It is the most popular look and there are already plenty of DIY instructions. Since the latter usually require a lot of nail material and a UV lamp, this article explains a simple variant, with nail polish and without UV gel. Try it!
Step 1. Preparation
If there are any nail polish residues on your nails, of course you have to remove them first. It is recommended to use an acetone-free nail polish remover. To create a naturally groomed look, it may also be necessary to remove excess cuticles.
Step 2. Shape the Nails
To shape nails, file continuously in one direction. Be careful not to place the nail file too high to avoid unsightly cracks. By the way, oval nails look especially good on wide nails, while narrow nails look great on square nails.
Step 3. Apply nail polish
First you need a good base. By starting with a base coat, you can even out small irregularities, prevent discoloration of the nails, and the colored nail polish adheres better. Allow the base coat to dry patiently for a beautiful end result.
Step 4. Apply base color
You can now apply your base color. The most important thing is that it is opaque. A beautiful nude tone or a soft pink gives your nails a particularly natural look.
Step 5. Paint the French Board
Now apply the white polish on the French tip of the nail. Be careful not to paint too many white areas, as the nail polish will spread a little towards the nail bed in the next step.
Step 6. Use the sponge to create a gradient
Before the paint dries, take your sponge quickly in your hand. Now dab the white nail polish lightly towards the nail bed, until a blurry transition is created.
Step 7. Apply Top Coat
The first coat of your topcoat is to give the matte look a glossy finish. Apply it all over the nail and let the layer dry. Then apply a second coat. It seals the design of your nails and restores their shine.
Read also: Top coat and base coat: manicure essentials