Thursday, June 20, 2019
Do you enjoy a manicure? I do! I don’t like my nails bare. I actually enjoy doing my nails myself and I usually like bright fun colors – especially in the summer. I do my nails in the evenings usually while watching a tv program and I can often make a mani last a full week.
Here are my tips:
-Use the better brand polishes. They really do last longer and have a nice consistency. If I buy a better brand, I am more satisfied and usually use the bottle until it’s gone. If I buy the cheaper brands, I usually end up going out and buying the better brand after all!
-I prefer OPI because of the brush. Essie’s colors are maybe better, but I hate the dinky brush. Some people like it. I think it’s just personal preference.
-I think shorter squared off nails look better with bright color polishes. Again, this is personal preference. I also think shorter nails help you keep the mani longer.
-Do a super light coat first. Go back and do another light coat. The lighter coat makes it last longer – I swear!
-If your polish is gummy and/or old, add a few drops of nail polish remover and shake and “roll” the bottle really well like you’ve probably seen the nail techs do.
-End with a top coat. Right now I’m using OPI, but Seche Vite is really good, too.
From left to right: OPI top coat, Suzi without a paddle, I just can’t Copa Cabana, Strawberry margarita, Essie For the Twill of it and Bikini so teeny.
Example of Essie’s Bikini So Teeny.
Do you have any brands or colors to recommend to me?
Where do you stand on gel, dip, home manicures, or au natural?