You’ve got a laundry list of beauty tricks up your sleeve (like how you can use lip balm as a dewy highlighter in a pinch). Yet when it comes to doing your nails, things tend to get tricky—read: messy—fast. Thankfully, Allure has graced us with the simplest DIY manicure hack for salon-worthy results at home. And the best part? You probably have the key ingredient lying around already.
For easy, virtually effortless post-manicure cleanup, squeeze plain ol’ Elmer’s glue on your cuticles before painting. When that’s dry, paint your nails as usual, then peel the glue off. Ta-da! It's exactly the same (oddly satisfying) pastime you had in grade school, but this time, with a purpose: The glue catches all that stray polish that would’ve stained your skin and prevents it from getting all over your hands. All in one rubbery, non-flaky strip.
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