Nail prep is one of the most important steps to a home manicure. If you don’t take the time to clean your nail beds and prep the surface for polish, you can be sure that you’ll get chips or the nail polish will begin to peel. But next to prep and choosing the right polish, lighting is key! If you can’t see how close you are getting to the cuticle, you won’t get a clean line along the edge of the nail.
I found this light at IKEA on a recent trip and it was purchased for the sole intention of using it when I polish my nails. And it’s perfect for that. The flexible neck means I can aim it wherever I need to and allows me to see every detail of the nail I’m polishing.