Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nail Polish Tips & Tricks

I love nail polish!!! Here are some things you should know about nail polish:

-Never shake nail polish! It creates bubbles and makes the nail polish go on less smooth. Instead gently roll the nail polish back and forth in your palm so you will never have bubbles appear on your nails.

-Clean your nails before you put polish on. The cleaner your nails are, the less likely the nail polish will. 

-Always use base coat AND top coat. Most people forget to use both but it really helps in the long run. Base coat helps the nail polish stick to your nail and keeps your nail healthy. Top coat keeps the nail polish from chipping and makes the color shinier. 

-Less is more. Try to only put 1 to 2 coats of color on (plus base and top coat). The heavier the nail polish, the more likely it is to chip.

My favorite kind nail polish is OPI. I love the brush and the colors are amazing. I think I have tried ever brand of polish (even Chanel) and still OPI is my fav. My favorite colors are Princesses Rule!, Russian Navy, Parlez-Vous OPI?, ElePhantastic Pink, and Curry Up Don't Be Late! 

What is your favorite nail polish brand or color? Do you have any nail polish tricks? Tell me about it.

luv always, ocfashionlover


Anonymous said...

lol, russian navy is my everyday nail polish! i luuuuuuuv it!

Jessica Renee' said...

I sooo agree about less is more. I only use one coat of polish for that reason.
This was a great article. loved it! keep up the great work. I dont have a paticular favourite colour. I love experimenting with everything.

always & forever,
Jessica Renee'

Anonymous said...

i luv grand canyon sunset and you-can-tan if you want to :)

Gel-Nails said...

Good information.

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Most important of all is that this is strong glue I was actually looking out for and this is used by nail salons and nail artists for professional applications. It is available at a cheap price at gel-nails and I remember seeing it at a discount of 74% which is great. Maybe this can help if you also face problems relating to poor glue quality as I did earlier.