Or day…day is actually better. You get more drying time and that is good. The down side of daytime nail painting is that you are likely to have tasks that need to be done shortly after the nails are dry. So really, it is all about planning. There are web pages and videos galore explaining how to actually put brush to nail, but the planning is important.
- Assemble your tools. Polish, polish thinner, polish remover, cotton, orange sticks, q tips etc., etc. Having it all together before you start makes the whole experience nicer.
- Check your stuff. Have you got base coat, main colour, quick dry top coat? Is the polish gloopy? Make sure you thin it before you start. Will you be doing clean up? (ummm…yes, you will! If the pros need to do it, you sure will.) Have your polish remover and tools (a little brush works well, but orange sticks or a cut off q tip sticks are also great) ready to go. Pour the remover into a small container and make sure it is nearby but won’t tip over. Some tissue or a small scrap of fabric is good for wiping the brush or stick.
- Pee. Yep – nothing like getting all the polish perfect then needing to head to the head! While you are there, put your hair up if it is long.
- Glasses. Gotta be able to see.
- Light. Here is where daytime helps. Better light makes any paint job easier.
- Podcasts, Netflix, computer whatever. If you have something to do all lined up and you don’t need to use your hands to get it ready, you are more likely to keep your nails nice.
- Coffee, tea, wine, chocolate. Get it ready to go before you start and in order to have the best results, try to refrain from indulging until the job is done. Especially the wine.