23 September 2008

Nail PolishNail Polish, to get perfect toes and fingers with nail color tips. It's important to wipe nails with a cloth before applying polish. Oils left on the nail will keep polish from sticking. Nail polish removers tend to make the nails dry and brittle. You should avoid the frequent use of nail polish removers all week. If you have dry and cracked nails, put some branded nail lotion onto your nails. These will keep your nails moisturized and beautiful.

  1. Make sure your nails are clean before applying a coat of polish. This will help minimize bumps and peeling of the polish.
  2. Use a top coat/sealer on natural nails. These help to protect and also retain the moisture. Remember, wait for polish to dry fully before adding an additional coat. Otherwise you run the risk of ruining the previous application.
  3. Before apply nail polish, polish a base coat with UV protection on your nails. The base Nail Polishcoat prevents the nails from being stained and easier/cleaner to remove due to the nail polish. UV rays can cause color in polish to fade and peel and can make the nails yellow and brittle.
  4. For the totally clueless: polish should be applied in strokes from the base of the nail to the tip. Don't do the underside of the tip - that makes it look fake and will probably peel off anyway.
  5. Be sure to bring it over the front edge of the nail and slightly under the tip. This helps prevent chipping. Even if it’s chipping, remove the paint from the nail and start over or you can dip your finger in nail polish remover and smooth over the chipped area and re-apply a topcoat.
  6. It’s better to apply several thin coats of polish than a few thick coats. The thicker the coat, the longer it takes to dry. Many quick-drying polishes dry from the outside in, so if you apply a coat over a thick coat that is not dry underneath, you may get indents or smudges. Thick coats are more likely to peel at the tips. Nail Polish
  7. The secret to keeping nails from smudging: dry time! Surfaces will feel dry to the touch after 10 minutes, but don't be fooled. It actually takes an entire hour for nails to completely dry.
  8. If you can't seem to polish your nails without also polishing the skin on the sides, let the polish completely dry and then soak the nails in water for a few minutes or take a shower/bath or do the dishes. This will soften the skin and loosen the polish. Gently scrape off the polish with a toothpick. The skin should dry before done, simply re-soak the nails.
  9. When a nail breaks, the best thing to do is to cut it off. But here's a trick if the break is low down (& painful, undoubtedly): cut a tiny strip of gauze from a teabag, place it over the tear & the paint over with polish.
  10. Keep the nail polish thinner in the refrigerator to make it last longer. Nail polish thinners are used to thin out any nail polish that has been applied too thickly over your nails.
  11. Always use a nail care lotion after washing hands. Although it may always be possible to practice this, the usage of a lotion would keep the hands and nails soft and lubricated. Soaps tend to strip the moisture off the nails.
  12. Nailbrushes are used to scrub the nails incase they get stained with dirt or bacteria. You can use a gentle soap.
  13. Glitter polishes can be used over your regular nail polish. These generally brighten up or enhance the basic nail enamel.

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