There’s something about painting your nails that gives you a peace of mind – until you mess it up, that is. If you’re the kind who prefers at-home manicures compared to spending an hour at the salon to have your nails done, you’ll love these items that will make your life so much more easier. Bid goodbye to messy DIY manis!
Sally Hansen Kwik Off Moisturising Nail Polish Remover, $8.50, Watsons
Messed up a nail? Forget those cotton pads that will stick to your wet polish. Just stick your finger into this tub and you won’t have to battle with a bottle and a cap.
Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover, $14.50, Watsons
Don’t want to deal with oils? Just use a drop or two, leave for 15 seconds, and then use a stick to gently push back your cuticle.
Pupa Bubbles Nail Art Kit 007 BLUEBERRY, $9.90, Guardian
You don’t need a 3D printer to make your nail polish look 3D. This easy-to-use kit creates little bubbles to make it look like you pasted tiny beads onto your nails.
Sally Hansen Treatment 18K Gold Hardener Nail Polish, $14.90, Guardian
Say goodbye to brittle nails with this polish that strengthens your nails. And while you’re caring for your nails, you might as well opt for a gold treatment for the luxe experience.
BUTTER LONDON P.d. Quick Dry Conditioning Drops, $28, Sephora
If you have no patience to wait for your polish to dry, try this quick fix that not only speeds up the drying time, but also conditions your nails.
MODELS OWN Nail Art Pen, $13, Sephora
Let’s be real, nail art is no walk in the park. Not used to using brushes? Opt for this handy pen that makes drawing dots and lines so much easier.
NAILS INC. The Paint Can Nail Polish in West End, $18, Sephora
Avoiding the edges of your nails can be a challenge if you’re applying the polish yourself. Why not try this spray formula? All you have to do is apply a base coat, spray this onto your nails (you don’t have to avoid the area outside your nails!), apply the top coat and wash off the excess colour.
SEPHORA COLLECTION Precision Nail Polish Corrector Pen, $16
Don’t you just hate it when you thought you’ve perfectly applied the nail colour only to mess up a teeny weeny bit? Just use this pen to erase that small mistake so you don’t have to redo everything.
NCLA Take It Off (10 Sheets), $33, Zalora
These handy sheets are great for travel and to put on your desk because if your nail polish is chipped, you might as well remove it. And no one really carries around a bottle of nail polish remover, right?
NCLA Toni, $23, Zalora
Too lazy to even apply the nail polish? Opt for stickers to colour your nails in an instant.