Here are some tips and tricks for painting nails that you need to consider. For an easy cleanup, line your nails with petroleum jelly or white craft glue before painting them. Paint two basecoat layers to prevent the tips of your painted nails from chipping; one on the top half of your nail and the second coat over the entire nail. Use a white nail polish as your basecoat to make your nail color pop.
For easy application, paint your nail art designs on a plastic sandwich bag first, peel them off and seal them on your nails with nail art glue or a clear topcoat. To paint a half-moon manicure, use paper hole reinforcement stickers as a guide. Give your nails two-tone designs with tape and use the tip of pencil eyeliner to place tiny nail art accessories like rhinestones on your nails. Now take a look at these 20+ easy and gorgeous nail art ideas you need to try 2017 below.