How to Use a Nail Whitening Pen

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A nail whitening pen is an easy tool to use to help create a clean and manicured look without all of the extra work. You only need a few minutes with this tool and you can have a quick and easy, professional-looking manicure.

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Things you need

  • Nail brush
  • Nail clipper or trimmer
  • Nail file
  • Nail whitening pen
  • Clear nail polish

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  1. 1

    Wash and clean your hands with warm water and soap. Be sure to gently scrub the nail with your hands or a nail brush to get rid of all the dirt and grime that can get under the nail or on the nail bed.

  2. 2

    Dry your hands and nails thoroughly.

  3. 3

    Use a nail trimmer or clipper to remove any hangnails and to give the nails a clean and easy shape. Use a nail file to help shape the nail into the desired shape: round, square or triangular.

  4. 4

    Use the nail whitening pen to fill in the area under the nail. You can also draw in the white area on top of your nail for added effect. Another alternative is to apply the nail whitening pen to the top of your entire nail. This will give your nails a white and bright look that is especially desirable.

  5. 5

    Apply a top coat of clear nail polish. Be sure to skim the area under the nail with the polish as well. This is necessary to keep the nail colouring in place.

Tips and warnings

  • To keep your manicure fresh, reapply the nail whitening pen as needed. Every few days apply another coat of clear nail polish.
  • Consider carrying the nail whitening pen in your hand bag for a quick touch up when needed.
  • Be careful when washing your hands as it is easy to wipe away the effects of the nail whitening pen. If necessary, reapply the whitening pen under the nail after washing your hands.

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