December 7, 2012

Friday Favorites #3: How I Paint My Nails

Happy Friday! Today I have a video for you, yay? Videos scare me but I decided to finally make this one because it's been requested so much by everyone. Today I bring you "How I Paint My Nails". I feel like it might be the most boring video ever but I hope it's helpful for anyone who's ever wondered how I paint my nails.


Keep in mind that I've been painting my nails A LOT for the last 3 years or so, practice makes perfect. When I started out I was a mess, polish all over my cuticles and skin etc... learning how to clean up pretty much changed my life.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments. I'm sure I skipped about a bazillion useful things I could have said in the video because I go into panic mode when I try to record videos then forget everything I planned to say :D

In case the embedded video below doesn't work here is the direct link to it: http://youtu.be/humomWCU8s8






28 comments:

  1. I'm really loving these Friday Favorites! It's great to see how you actually do your manicure

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  2. Well, it looks like we have the same method to our madness! =)

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  3. I've actually been debating making my blog a mostly video one, thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Not boring at all! It's fun to see how everyone does things just a little bit differently.

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  5. Thank you for the video and for the tip with painting the tips also.
    Have to try this out soon :)
    have a nice weekend!

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  6. Great video. I need to start doing the tips of my nails like that. Thanks!

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  7. I really enjoyed the video. I need to start wrapping my tips. The clean up brush is helpful and such a great idea.

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  8. it is so funny to hear your voice after reading for so long! thanks for the video - seems you could do it with your eyes closed at this point!!

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  9. This has been super helpful, thank you SO MUCH! :D You have a super cute voice, btw. <3

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  10. Hi Jen I shared with credits your post on the NailVasion fanpage

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  11. I love this one. Not that I 'needed' to see it - but I genuinely like seeing how other ppl do things because so often we get similar/identical results but do it completely different. and sometimes do it the same way. It's just really neat to see!

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  12. I can't wait to watch this tonight (I am at work sssshhhhh) but I think you wrote the best advice - paint your nails alot! I too used to be a mess but now I can do a pretty good job and have little or no clean up. Plus, I can do it really fast! Now, my toes are a whole other issue!

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  13. I loved the video and it is not boring at all! I love to see everyone's "How to"s and tips and tricks.

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  14. girrrrrrrl you should see what it looks like when I try to paint my toes...it's awful! I haven't mastered that yet lol!

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  15. I liked the tip about pushing bead of polish toward the cuticle. But are those really both your hands? Nails on right hand look very different than left (not just color).

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  16. The nails on my right hand were shorter at the time, nails break sometimes :)

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  17. NOW I see how to do the whole tip wrap thing! I knew I was supposed to do it somehow but haven't mastered it yet. Now off to paint me nails...green I think!


    I am getting better on my toes. I am going on the same principle - if I do it enough, it WILL get better. I also bought one of those red block storage stools at Target on clearance and it's the perfect height for me to sit in the chair and do my toes. I broad daylight, of course. At least this last time my pedicure lasted two weeks!

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  18. I'm not so great at my nails, I knew a lot of that stuff but watching the video while being told helped. Plus my toes were only missing the help of the brush from ur video. Thank u for sharing this

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  19. I love seeing how others do their nails, I always learn something. I did not know about the tip wrap thing at all. Very helpful, thank you so much! :D

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  20. This was great! I've watched it once (without sound, shhhh, I was at work!) but now I am going to watch it again with sound. I appreciate all of your tips. I made painting my nails a priority earlier this year, and I am slowly getting better, but I'm definitely still rather messy.

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  21. Still really enjoying these Friday Favorites :) This video was actually useful, to see how you paint your nails. "Wrapping the tips" is a useful idea, I always notice tip wear!

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  22. I love seeing how other people paint their nails! I do mine the same way as you. :)

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  23. I'm from Michigan, now living in LA and I could totally tell by your voice that you're from California (it's such a cute accent). This video was really helpful -- you make it look so easy! I'm the messiest painter ever, getting better but most of the time it looks like a toddler did it...

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