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Battling the bedicure

by timetospa May 2, 2014
Battling the bedicure

It's 11 p.m., you have to wake up at 6 a.m. to prepare for an important meeting, but your nail polish is chipped, cracked and all around unacceptable. You don't have time to let your nails dry in the morning, so it's now or never. You choose to paint your nails in bed right before you fall asleep - what's the worst that could happen?

According to Refinery29, this practice is known as the bedicure, and if done improperly, can lead to disastrous results. There are, however, tips to keep in mind to craft a crisper coat. To begin, if you must paint while its dark out, be sure to have plenty of lighting around you. Whether you've got lamps or overhead lights, keep them on as you apply.

The key to a fast manicure that looks neat is to file for a clean shape, buff for a smooth surface and remove any errant cuticle tissue before painting. 

Madeline Poole, a manicurist, explained to the source that people should be sure to only apply one coat, as the fewer times you run your nails over, the faster they will dry. By sticking to this suggestion, you're less likely to mess up your manicure while you sleep.

Additionally, it's best to shy away from darker shades, like reds or purples, as they're likely to show mistakes. Using lighter browns - such as the CND Nail Colour - Neutrals - is the best way to avoid noticeable smudging.

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