15 Rules In Nail Polish Application

woman-applying-nail-hardenerNail polish could be the cheapest yet hottest accessory to wear, but wearing it can be tricky. Find out the foremost rules in applying nail polish so that you will always wear it in style.

  1. Prepare the nail bed properly before applying polish. Rushing prevents the polish from adhering correctly to the nails making it last for just a day or two. If you follow the base coat-polish-top coat procedure, your painted nails will definitely last for more than 4 days.
  2. Nails will look shorter if you use dark colored nail polishes.
  3. Pale colors are best for beginners and those who are in a hurry as the color shows fewer mistakes and chips.
  4. Small nails will look bigger with shimmer or metallic nail polish.
  5. Use the 3-stroke method. Apply one stroke in the middle of your nail and one stroke for both sides to fill in the rest of the nail.
  6. Red nail polish is hot but it can make your hands look old if the shade is wrong. Stay away from red nail polish with blue base as it can make hands look older. Go for vibrant or pale reds instead.
  7. Oils tend to increase chipping and prevents nail polish from sticking.  Remove oil by wiping your nails with cloth or a cotton ball saturated with nail polish remover before applying polish.
  8. Calcium-based gel base coats are recommended as they strengthen nails and help them grow faster.
  9. Go for the “squoval” nail shape. A not too square and not too oval nail shape is stronger and more resistant to breakage.
  10. For your nail polish to last longer, store it in the refrigerator. This will also make the polish easier to apply.
  11. Avoid removing and applying polish for more than once or twice a week. Your nails will most likely dry with overexposure to nail polish’s chemical elements. Just touch up your nails more often instead of entirely removing and applying polish.
  12. Buff your nails to smooth them out and promote nail growth. It can remove any light stains on your nails and give you whiter tips too. But be sure that you buff your nails lightly and be careful not to over-buff. Too much buffing can be painful and it can thin out your nails.
  13. To whiten your nails naturally, rub lemon directly onto your nails for about 3 minutes. You can also brush it with a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda.
  14. To smoothen and make your nails look pink, try rubbing milk onto your nails.
  15. The five must-have nail polish colors are believed to be: red or magenta, beige or nude, pink, black or plum/burgundy, and one bright summer color. These are the basic nail varnish colors that every nail polish enthusiast should have.

Primp and prettify your nails with these nail polish application rules. A little more knowledge and a little more time spent on grooming your nails can make a huge difference. At-home manicure and pedicure will surely be an easy, affordable, and fun way to give yourself its well-deserved priming.

 

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