Doing your own nails is an enjoyable approach to expressing oneself, but do it wrong and you could be continuously repairing your chipped nails. And I do not need to tell you what a pain that can be. To avoid such a disaster - try to follow the following tips below.
For gooness sake - begin with thorough washed hands and feet. Make sure your nails are nice and clean. If your nails are already polished from a prior painting, use a nail polish remover to eliminate it entirely. Even if your nails are bare, apply nail polish remover using a cotton ball to swab the oils that may be left behind.
Use a base coat first and apply to your nails. A base coat is any clear nail polish. Make certain your clear polish precisely is labeled as a base coat, however. Always let your nails dry naturally and completely before going forward.
Start out with a stripe of polish across the center of the nail, followed by a stripe across the left and finally the right. This should completely cover the surface of the entrie nail. Begin with thin coats. Allow to dry before you add additional coats. Use a cotton swab dipped in a nail polish remover to clean off polish applied to the skin.
After you have completed applying the color, remember to add a top coat. The base coat will assist in keeping the color on the nail, and the top coat protects the polish. A top coat is critical if you are using a crackle stye or any nail ornaments.
The addage "you get what you pay for" applies here. Spend a little bit more to purchase a nail color that lasts. It makes no sense to purchase a cheap bottle of polish if you end up continuoosly applying and re-applying. The same warning applies to quick dry nail polish. They certainly sound convenient and are less expensive but this type of polish is prone to chipping. When doing your own manicure or pedicure it is important to remain calm and patient. Spending a little extra effort painting your nails will be worth it - if it prenvents you from painting and repairing them over and over again.
Stay away from routines that will harm your nail polish. Swimming in a chlorinated pool, for example will induce nail polish to chip. If you must make use of your hands for tough projects, think about painting your toenails only. Clean and painted toenails while wearing flip flops or your fun bling sandals is a classic summer look. A good pedicure will tend to last longer than a good manicure.
Prevent having to repair your color, touching up the top coat every second or third day. Doing so will help keep your color bright and prevent chipping.
Discover what brands work best fo you. Check the web for advice and forums from real users as they often provide genuine and honest reviews and suggestions of products to use. If you see a friend with an interesting color - asking the name of the product will flatter her. You will be surprised how easy it is to get people to volunteer their best kept secrets and tips.
It is easy to paint your nails. The secret is being able to keep your manicure and pedicure looking fresh and clean for a length of time. You will discover that with repetition and patience your technique willl improve through time.