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Acrylic nails look pretty, but they can be such a hassle to live with. Suddenly, putting on lotion and opening a can of soda isn’t as easy as it used to be. Here are some hacks to make living with long nails a tiny bit more manageable:

Type using the pads of your fingers

Close up of a woman using mobile smart phone


This one may seem obvious, but using your pointer and middle finger is easier than using your thumb to text on a phone. Typing on a computer keyboard is easier because you can use the tips of your acrylic nails if you want to.

Use the back of a makeup brush

Make up brush

Some vloggers have shared their long-nail secret: use the back side of makeup brushes to help with the makeup application process. You won’t get foundation or moisturizer stuck under your nails, and your hands remain clean.

Use a pen or fork to open a soda can

soda can

Opening a soda can using your fingers can be a broken nail waiting to happen. Instead, reach for a pen to flip up the pop tab so it’s wide enough of an opening for you to slide your finger underneath and finish the job. If you don’t have a pen handy, a fork works just as well to pop the tab on the soda can.

Buy necklaces that don’t have clasp


Obviously you can’t do this all the time, but it’s helpful to have necklaces that can slide over your head without having to struggle with the clasp. On days that you’re in a hurry, you can reach for your no-clasp jewelry

Make two nails shorter to put in contacts

Perhaps one of the smartest acrylic nail hacks I’ve ever seen is this: ask your nail technician to make your pointer and thumb fingernail a little shorter than the rest. If you use your right hand, only ask for those two nails shorter and make putting in contacts a hell of a lot easier

By: Dammy Eneli

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