Use White Nail Polish As Your Base
If your shade of choice falls on the neon spectrum, apply a layer of white nail polish after your base coat — but before your bright shade — to make it really pop!
Use an Eyeliner Brush for Decals & Cleanup
While cotton swabs can really come in handy, they’re not quite as thin and precise as an eyeliner brush. Use this slick little tool to clean up any smudges around your nail bed or to create floral decals like this sonic bloom mani.
Line Your Nails With Vaseline Before Painting
Before you even begin your paint job, use your fingers, a cotton swab or your liner brush to apply Vaseline on the skin around your nails and cuticles. The Vaseline will act as a barrier so you can easily wipe away any mistakes your shaky hands make!