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My internal jury is still out on this one, but it's not looking good . . . It probably needs some stamping.
I thought I'd share a sneaky little trick I use. I don't do this all the time, but sometimes when I'm using dark colors it helps with the clean-up.
My thumb nail on my right hand tends to stay pretty short, so that when I'm painting my nails, I get polish on the tip of my thumb. That's not too difficult to clean up with a brush and remover when I use light colors. But because that skin also tends to be rougher than on my other fingers, dark colors are harder to clean up - they often stain. So I do this:
It's called a disposable nail form, and I have no idea how it's actually supposed to be used (never having had acrylic nails applied) but it allows me to just paint off the end of my nail and not worry about getting polish on the tip of my thumb.
I stick it on, kind of jamming it under my nail as far as I can:
And when I'm all done and my polish is dry, I just peel it off! I got a roll of 500 of these at Sally years ago - needless to say, one roll lasts a long time.
There's just one caveat. It's pretty sticky, so make sure it doesn't stick to your open bottle of nail polish and cause you to fling it, getting (dark) nail polish everywhere.
Ask me how I know.