So I have been REALLY into doing my own manicures lately.
Seriously, like every 2 or 3 days, I do my nails and always in a different color. I have blue, purple, pink...even white nail polish!
It is actually relaxing...I'll put in an old, feel-good movie and do my nails!
However, I am not particularly good at it.
I am EXTREMELY right-handed and not a very steady hand either.
I always slip up and get polish everywhere. A Q-tip dipped in polish remover can get big glops off without smearing your nail, but its not very helpful when trying to get into those hard places, like under/around your nail or in the cuticles.
A quick tip I found was to take a toothpick, dip in nail polish remover, and touch up in those little bitty places!
I also found that roughing up the end a little bit helps the toothpick to absorb the polish remover.
So now I don't have to be a nail technician to have a good-looking manicure.