Yesterday I had a reader ask me how to keep your Sharpie manicure from smearing when you are putting on your top coat. It can be a little tricky. If I am really careful applying my top coat and lay it on THICK it doesn’t smear too much. But that’s not really ideal. So while I was up at 4 this morning with a crying baby I was thinking to myself, you need some sort of barrier between the Sharpie and the top coat that you can put on without smearing. Then it occurred to me… hair spray! It sprays on lightly, it goes on clear and you can easily wash it off the rest of your hands easily, AND everyone already has it!
So I tried it, and guess what?! It works!
Excuse my sloppy nails, I was in a bit of a hurry, but it shows exactly what I wanted you to see.
All you have to do is lightly spray your nails after you have put on your Sharpie. The lighter the mist, the better, so do it from several inches away. Once the hairspray is completely dry, paint on your top coat. You still want to try to keep from going over it too many times with the top coat, because it COULD still smear, but the hairspray definitely helps!
Hooray for Sharpie Manicures!
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