Top Tips ¦ Nails #2 – How to Fix Smudged Nail Polish


Hello Bumbletons!

Picture the scene…

You have carefully chosen the perfect shade of nail varnish to compliment your outfit. You lovingly paint each of your nails with a basecoat, two coats of your chosen lacquer and finally a top coat… and then you get a little bit impatient about wanting to pour yourself a glass of wine and suddenly DISASTER!

You’ve smudged one of your nails, and you really don’t have the time to remove the smudged polish, re-paint the 4 layers and wait for each to dry inbetween!

Fear not – Here is Top Tip for Nails #2 – How to Fix Smudged Nail Polish

Option 1 – Lick the Smudge!

Yes it sounds crazy, but this works for base coat, second coat or top coat. Gently lick the smudge with the top side of your tounge (just be sensible and don’t lick dripping wet nail varnish please – that won’t taste too good!) until it disappears. Then carry on painting as normal if it was a bottom of middle coat.

Option 2 – Tap with a Finger Soaked in Nail Varnish Remover…

Wet the pad of your index finger on the opposite hand really thoroughly with nail varnish remover.. then gently TAP the smudge until invisible. Note the emphasis on the word *TAP* – lots of quick little dabs should smooth the smudge into oblivion.

Option 3 – Disguise!!

A bit of a stretch, some might say, but is it possible to cover the smudge with a little gemstone, a few sequins (or hexagonal “glequins”?) or a nail sticker? If right on the tip, could you just remove that little but of nail polish and create a half-and-half nail colour look?

Worst Case scenario, Option 4 – Repaint..

Okay, so not ideal, but if it’s just the one nail you could quickly swipe off the nail colour, skip the base coat (naughty, I know) and slick the middle coat back on.

Or Alternatively… How to Prevent Smudged Nails…

Now, as we all know, prevention is better than cure. So, check out my Top Tip for Nails #1 – How To Check If Your Nail Varnish Is Dry… or alternatively, buy yourself a set of these crazy little nails guards…

Before anyone asks, no I am not affiliated with ‘Nails in Motion’, nor do I actually own a set of these.. But I think they look like a hilarious, possibly even genius idea..

Let me know how you fix your nail smudges in the comments section below!

Stay tuned for Top Tip #3!

Ciao for now!

xx Bumble Bree xx


3 responses »

  1. Wow! Those nail guards are certainly something! If I get varnish on my skin I find that, (once nails are dry), its quite easy to peel off if you run your hands under very warm water. Using a fast dry top coat is great for stopping smudges etc. xx

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