Natural Remedies

These Hacky Nail Products Make At-Home Manis Look Professional AF

Between waking up with bed sheet marks after falling asleep with presumably dry polish or accidentally painting over your practically entire finger rather than just the nail, DIY manicures and pedicures aren’t exactly the most fool-proof at-home beauty endeavor to master outside of the salon. Fortunately, there are plenty of lesser-known DIY manicure hacks and helpful products that you probably didn’t even know existed at your disposable, so can actually achieve professional-looking results without having to shell out the cash at the nail salon.

Now, despite being a self-professed beauty and skincare addict who makes no apologies for investing in my routines, I have zero patience when it comes to doing my own manicures and pedicures, and possess very little talent in this particular arena. However, I also have terribly (and embarrassingly) ticklish feet, so I try to avoid going into the salon for pedicures as much as possible. On the bright side, this aversion to the in-salon pedi’s lead me to find the right tools to refine my craft and make my toes look presentable at the very least.

Whether you prefer traditional lacquers and polishes, powder dip, or gel mani’s and pedi’s there are plenty of under-the-radar game-changers that can help you dodge mishaps, erase errors, and extend the wear time of your painterly efforts.

Our mission at STYLECASTER is to bring style to the people, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale.

 

 

These Hacky Nail Products Make At-Home Manis Look Professional AF | STYLECASTER

Amazon.

1. Makartt Nail Base Manicure Studio

This charming set-up is basically like having your own little manicure studio, and aside from being ridiculously cute, it’s also really helpful for keeping your hands stead to you can avoid making mistakes or over-painting.

Buy: Makartt Nail base Manicure Studio $24.99

These Hacky Nail Products Make At-Home Manis Look Professional AF | STYLECASTER

Amazon.

2. Tweexy Nail Polish Holder Ring

This genius innovation is a major game-changer. The flexible ring helps keep you stable as you paint and reduces the need to go back and fourth between the bottle and your nail as you paint away.

Buy: tweexy The Original Wearable Nail Polish Holder, Spa Green $9.99

These Hacky Nail Products Make At-Home Manis Look Professional AF | STYLECASTER

Amazon.

3. Kur Instant Smudge Fix

A smudge or scoff on a fresh mani is one of the biggest beauty disasters imagineable if you ask me, and thankfully this clear polish can help instantly erase these hiccups on semi-wet polish.

Buy: LONDONTOWN Kur Instant Smudge Fix Nail Coat $14.00

These Hacky Nail Products Make At-Home Manis Look Professional AF | STYLECASTER

Amazon.

4. Bliss Kiss Cuticle Oil Pen

Cracked and dry cuticles are not only unsightly but they can also cause your mani to chip faster. Keeping a travel-friendly pen on hand is not only great post-polish, but it’s also helpful for maintaining your mani.

Buy: Bliss Kiss Cuticle Oil Pen $7.45

These Hacky Nail Products Make At-Home Manis Look Professional AF | STYLECASTER

Amazon.

5. Makartt Nail Dryer

Sure, you can awkwardly try to dry your nails with any old fan, but if you tried this method, you know it usually doesn’t really work. This is especially helpful for the times you’re in a huge rush and simply can’t wait for the paint to dry.

Buy: Makartt Air Nail Dryer for Both Hands and Feet 400W Air Nail Fan Blow Dryer for Regular Nail Polish Automatic Sensor Warm Cool Breeze Home and Salon Use No Harmful to Eyes/Hands/Feet,C-02 $77.99