A Genius Fix For Salvaging Smudged Nails

We've all been there: you spend an hour on the couch at home, carefully applying base coat, multiple coats of color, and topcoat to your nails, only to, say, pick up your cell phone and get a HUGE smudge across one nail. What is more annoying than that? We've been known to get so frustrated that we defiantly remove the entire manicure, ruining all of our hard work.
Looking for a more sane (and, ahem, mature) way to deal with the inevitable smudge? We reached out to celebrity manicurist Julie Kandalec, who, of course, had an easy way to fix our DIY mani without messing up our other digits. Tune in to see Julie work her magic, and you'll never be tempted to start from scratch again!

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Holiday, $26, available at Chanel; Nails Inc. Kensington Caviar Top Coat, $10, available at Sephora.

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