I have a secret... A very embarrising secret...
I like bad TV. I like the highbrow stuff of BBC 4 (Only Connect is one of my favorite shows). I also like the really bad stuff... Like 'Snog, Marry, Avoid'... There it's out - don't judge me...
But... There is a reason to this soul bearing. In S.M.A. they give makeup tips, two of which I tried this weekend, and was so amazed that they actually worked I thought I'd share them :)
I have trouble with nail varnish. My hands have always shook (when I tried to join the airforce my mum always said they would know which plane I was in - it would be the one going side to side insteadof straight), and whilst I can just about do my left hand, when I try to use my left hand to do the right it's a mess no matter how hard I try or how long I take.
On top of that I always think they have dried long before they really have and end up ruining what I do get right.
Tip 1: Quick Dry
When you have finished painting put your hands in cold water for a min. This sets the surface really quickly
Tip 2: Messy Fingers
Do you nails before washing up (or having a shower / bath) and don't be too fussy about keeping it neat. It means you can paint you nails in a a minute or so and leave to dry (not forgetting tip 1). Sure your fingers look messy but... Whilst in the water the nail polish that is on the skin softens, whilst the polis that is on the nails stays hard. Most if it flakes off, and that which doesn't you can pick off easily.
I wasn't expecting this to work, but was pleasently surprised yesterday when both tips worked great. Plus it gave the added advantage of being able to spend the weekend in clear nail polish - thought seeing as it does make the nails a lot shinier than normal I guess I'll be removing it tonight before going to work tomorrow :(