Fix Smudged, Chipped Nails With These Five-Second Tricks (VIDEO)

12/26/2012 08:42 am ET
  • Dana Oliver Executive Fashion And Beauty Editor, The Huffington Post

There are few things more annoying than getting a fresh salon manicure, only to notice 10 minutes later that I've smudged my nails. Grr! Not only is it a waste of valuable money, but it's also unlikely that I have the same nail polish color at home. So, what's a girl to do?

In the video above, BellaSugar reporter Kirbie Johnson shows us how to fix chipped and smudged nails in under five seconds. When the tips of your manicure start to crack or fade, use a nail file to buff the edges until you have a seamless color finish. If you have an unsightly impression on your nails, take a concealer brush or Q-tip and dip it into nail polish remover (being careful not to over saturate the bristles or cotton swab). Then, gently smooth away the smudge. Easy, right?

What do you think about these solutions to fix smudged, chipped nails? Tell us how you solve these common manicure blunders in the comments section.

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