Best Polish Guards for a Precise Manicure

Applying nail polish without getting it on your skin can be difficult, even for a trained hand. Fortunately, there are products on the market designed to help you achieve a perfect manicure. Liquid latex tape, for instance, acts as a barrier or shield around the nail to keep your cuticles free from polish. It’s easy to use just like regular nail polish and peels off like actual tape. Here, we rounded the best nail protector products for you to consider.

1. Beetles Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard

With this pick, you get two bottles of liquid latex tape and a handy wooden manicure stick. The gel polish formula will turn clear when completely dry, then you peel it off.

Pros: The brush applicator makes it easy to use with zero hassle.

Cons: Some may find it hard to peel off.

Beetles Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard
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2. Sally Hansen Big Polish Guards Cuticle Protectors

This option includes 24 Super-Flex cuticle guards that you apply tightly around your nails. Be sure to completely wrap the edges around the tip of your finger and press down on your cuticles.

Pros: They come in six different sizes. They’re offered in a multipack with two boxes.

Cons: Some may have trouble removing them from the plastic.

Sally Hansen Big Polish Guards Cuticle Protectors
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3. Magique SecondSkin Cuticle Protectors

This liquid latex nail tape goes on light pink and dries a darker shade of pink. It also comes with two wooden manicure sticks to help achieve precise application.

Pros: It’s rose-infused, which provides a pleasant scent.

Cons: It can be sticky.

Magique SecondSkin Cuticle Protectors
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