Cleaning up after your mani, especially when stamping, sponging or water marbling can be an epic task especially if the polish stains your cuticles. I've seen the product Liquid Palisade which is readily accessible in the US but not so much the UK and in my opinion a bit pricey, but I picked up a really good tip from a lady on a Facebook nail page as an alternative using hair glue. So I looked on Ebay, found hair bonding glue for under £1.50 for a 30ml bottle and thought if it doesn't work I haven't really lost anything. Well I'm so glad I did, it works in the same way as liquid palisade (not that I've actually tried it, only going on what I've seen), except you have to supply your own brush. It's easy, quick and can mean virtually no clean up at all - wooohoo. So impressed I've made a little YouTube vid and step by step photo demo below. It works for me and I'm happy with the results, plenty more stamping & sponging fun to be had without the faff of cleaning up and using less nail polish remover and cotton wool pads.
To the pics & vid!
I bought this hair bonding glue from Ebay here
I squeezed out a small blob onto a sheet of paper and using a fine brush painted around my nail & cuticle and allowed to dry for 5-10 minutes
Added my stamping
And then immediately peeled off the glue with tweezers
No further clean up was required
I'd like to thank the nail lady who shared her idea on Facebook.