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5 Ways Prep Your Nails for a Photoshoot

You might be thinking, they're just my nails, does it really matter? The answer is a BIG yes! Sometimes the smallest details can make the difference between a good photo and a great one!


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Check out the tips below on how to get your nails photo-ready!



1. Remove Polish

The first step is to remove any existing polish from your nails. Chipped polish can be really noticible on camera and can be difficult to retouch.


2. File

File your nails to smooth out any rough edges and to provide shape.


3. Cuticle Care

Don't forget about your cuticles! You can use an orange wood stick or similar tool to gently push your cuticles back. Finish off with some cuticle oil (It's worth the extra effort!).


4. Polish

This step is completely optional but you can add polish to your nails! You can do this yourself at home or treat yourself to a professional mani/pedi but either way I'd recommend doing this 1-3 days before your session. Be sure to keep your wardrobe color palette in mind when choosing colors for your nails.


5. Moisturize

Be sure to moisturize your hands before your session (and any other visible skin while you're at it!). Dry skin can look exaggerated on camera and make your skin texture look rougher than it is. Gently exfoliating any dry skin away before you moisturize can also make a huge difference!


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Nice and easy, right?

These simple tips will help you look polished and put together for your next photoshoot!

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