Sunday, July 01, 2012

Perfect Polish Every Time!


Let's talk toes. And eyes. Funny how the two effect one another.

My aging eyes are making it hard to paint my toenails. (Really it's just a logistic problem. If I could get the two closer together, I'd be set.) I've been using this trick for awhile and thought I'd share.


All that's standing between your old eyes and Perfect Polish is  a cuticle stick, a Q-Tip, and greasy lotion.

 

Put some lotion onto a Q-Tip



Wipe it around your nail, being careful to not get it ON your nail. The polish won't stick to wherever the lotion is.



Use the cuticle stick to wipe away the extra.

That's all it takes! Plus, after your polish is dry rub in the lotion and it helps those dry cuticles! 


Hope this little trick helps!

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73 Responses to “Perfect Polish Every Time!”

southernscraps said...

Great tip! I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Found you via Skip to My Lou link party. This is a great tip!

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Mrs. No-No said...

Great idea! I will be trying this out this week (I need to re-paint - lol). Found you at Homemaker on a Dime!
Have a happy 4th!
Carla
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KCoake said...

What a great tip! I never could get the polish on correctly even before my eyes started aging. Maybe this will help me...Thanks!

craftythriftydecoratingwifemom said...

So simple, why didn't I think of that?! Because my eyes aren't all that's again, LOL. Thanks

allison @ allisonseverydayjourney said...

Thanks for this great tip! I am horrible at painting my nails and get polish everywhere! I'll have to remember this next time!

Toqua's Crafts said...

Oh My!
What a GREAT idea!
Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great tip! Thanks!

Thrifty Miss Smith said...

This great! Wouls you mind if I shared it on my Sharing is Caring on Tuesdays post?

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Can I just say, girl, you shared a great tip! One I definitely will need as my eyes and toe to eye distance ratio increases. Definitely going to give it a try!

Charisa said...

Thanks everyone! It's great knowing that I'm not the only one with an eye-toe logistic problem. (I mean, I can see my toes down there, I just can't SEE my toes. I'm sure you all understand!) Cheers to perfect summer toes!

Amy said...

Just saw this tip on Pinterest. My 40 year old eyes thank you!

Gina said...

I bet you I would still mess up! Somehow. :) Good idea, but I am not that steady with the hand.

Charisa said...

Gina! C'mon - just give it a try! Glob on the lotion and if you get any on your nail, just use a clean Q-tip to wipe it off before applying the polish. The angled cuticle stick is perfect for wiping it right off. You may just surprise yourself! :)

LivingSoAbundantly said...

Great idea! :)

La Alicia said...

great tip! Can't wait to try it!

Anonymous said...

This works very well! But to make life easier, you can just skip this step. If I get polish on my skin, it comes right off when I shower. You don't even have to rub it or anything- the water takes it right off! I'll usually paint my nails in the evening, then my morning shower takes care of any mistakes. Give it a try!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

What a great tip!!

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Vaseline works the same way.

Becolorful said...

Haha. I just painting my toes for the 4th and can Sooooo relate. :D I was going to buy one of those mistake sticks but I like your idea so much better. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.
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Amy said...

This will come in handy when I next paint the nails of two squirmy four-year-olds! Thank you!

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

What a great tip! I usually wait for the polish to dry and scrape it off :) Love the blue toes!

Janine (Alternative Housewife) said...

I've been using that tip for awhile and it's a really good one! I also find that just slathering on the greasy lotion after painting my toes, then putting on socks overnight, will take off most excess polish on my skin, plus fix those cuticles.

Pretty toes BTW!

Libby said...

That's a really great tip. I hardly ever paint my nails because I'm not good at it. lol But now I know the secret. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

THIS IS GREATT!! i found you on pinterest

Charisa said...

Thanks again everyone! So glad to help out!

Printabelle said...

That is really helpful! And I love your color, too!

ter@waaoms said...

the only thing I'm confused about is... did you do that before you painted your nail??? because your nail appears painted prior to the lotion.

Charisa said...

I can see where that would be confusing! Sorry I didn't mention about that!

Yes, my nails were painted before I took the pictures - ideally, you would put the lotion on BEFORE painting your nails. I didn't want to post pictures of my feet without polish - no one would want to see that! :)

Kelli W said...

That is such a smart idea! I done that when I was spraypainting something, but I never thought to use it on my toes:)

Kristin said...

What a clever idea =) Going to try tonight!

Andrea said...

heeeey! you are a genius!!! LOVE this and will use it today!! I am soooo very messy!

Christine@ Projects Around the House said...

Great tip! Thanks for sharing. I will be using this next time I paint my toe nails :)

Anonymous said...

Love this! Looking forward to painting my nails tomorrow...and loving the end result with this little tip. : D

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Great tip! Btw, this is the week's favorite post :) Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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Cresanna said...

Definitely going to try this!!

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

This is such a great idea, so simple yet I never would have thought of it! Thanks for sharing :)

Liz Fourez said...

Great tip! Thank you !

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Elena Lizardo said...

Wow thank you so much it will help me the rest of my life!

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Anonymous said...

Awesome ...I'll be trying this tip next time I redo my nails!!

Kate said...

I must try this!! I do something similar when dying my hair.

Anonymous said...

Such a GROSS big toe - could it be any bigger!

Anonymous said...

* voilĂ  *

Trish said...

Awesome tip! And I must say, you've got some nice lookin' toes! Mine are just fat little nubs and I'm always a little envious of people with slender toes. I know, I'm not normal :)

Ana said...

Where can I find a cuticle stick?

Charisa said...

Hi Ana!

You should be able to find cuticle sticks at any drug store (Walgreens, CVS) or Wal-Mart, Target types of stores near the fingernail polishes.

Thanks for commenting!

Miranda said...

I'm going to try that trick! Thanks!

Miranda @ Just Drink a Coke.

Candace Mommie said...

Can't wait to try this tip!

Shasta Anne said...

Love this! I am going to try this method and post it on my blog soon! (Credit back to you of course! )

Chelsea said...

this is awesome!!! I need to try this tip!

Kate said...

I love that nail polish - It goes on thick enough so you don't need a million coats and doesn't chip off right away! :)

Kaleu said...

You got great toes :) perfect cinderella

Anonymous said...

You can do the same around your forehead and ears when dying your hair...anywhere the lotion or vaseline is at...the hair dye will wipe right out..

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Appreciated your tips, Definitely, I recommend these tips. Thanks.

Heather M said...

I use a qtip dipped in nail polish remover and do it. Not for my toes, but for my fingers.

Divine Bites Cupcakes said...

Great tip! I wanted to link this on my blog please :)

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Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. I have arthritis and find it difficult to bend my leg to paint my toes so they're far away when I paint them so inevitably I make a lot of mess!

Crafty Tami said...

Sooooooo .... if one can't see well enough to not get polish on the skin - how can they get the lotion on the toes and not on the toenails? LOL This is why I started getting professional pedicures at 40 (when I started needing glasses).

Charisa said...

Funny, Tami!

But really you don't have to be exact - just shmear it around the outside and you'll be good!

Thanks for stopping by!

Morrissey Family said...

Thank you ! I was thinkiing of buying those binocular glasses just for this purpose. ;)

Debra Flannery said...

Aquaphor works wonders on diaper rashes. It is a staple in our home!

Anonymous said...

Could you be any more of a jerk?? Her big toe looks perfectly normal!

Anonymous said...

Love It!!!! Thank You!!!!

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Simple and straightforward method of removing polish, I was amazed by this method.

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Great handy tips of removing nail polish.

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michele leslie said...

This is a wonderful idea and I will try this with my fingernails also.

Judy said...

Great idea, I can't wait to try it! I leave my toenails unpolished so many times because I mess them up so badly. Found your blog by acciedent, but I'm so glad I did. I can't believe that someone has the same pet peeve as I do. Sometimes I get so annoyed by carts rolling around the lot, I start grabbing those around me and rolling them into the cart bins? holders? parking spaces?,...whatever they are. I am a native St. Louisan and even though I've lived in Columbia, MO for 35 years, I still call St. Louis HOME. Most of my family is still there and I go monthly if not more. Love that city!

 

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