30 May 2013
My nail care routine - part 2
Today I want to tell you a bit more about my nail care routine. Last time I touched the subject "prepping" and today it'll all be about polishing! Again, I want to point out I am not an expert or licensed nail technician, I just describe what I feel works best for my nails.
Let's get started shall we?
I must say I am not that picky with my basecoat. For starters I polish daily so even if it would influence the staying power of my polish, I wouldn't notice. Preventing staining would be nice, but my nails always turn out yellow sooner or later and since I always polish them.. the most important thing for me is it should give good grip to my polish. I used the Essence 24/7 Nail Base for quite some time, but it dries to a matte/velvety finish, and some polishes and brands just did NOT agree with that. For example a england would slide right of it, and holo's... terrible! So, I switched back to Sally Hansen Maximum Growth and that does the job for me. I am currently waiting for Duri Rejuvacote.
While I am polishing, I screw up. I do not paint perfectly and therefore I loooove to keep some orange wood sticks close, they are the best to quickly remove some polish on your cuticles.
I also use a little brush and some acetone to do clean up after the polishing (but before topcoat).
For me, there is one topcoat that I'll ALWAYS use. It's the Essence Better Than Gel Top Sealer, and I love it. Dries fast, shiny, it is cheap and the most important thing for me: easy accesible. If I would run out, I could go to the city and grab a new bottle instantly. I wouldn;t have to order and wait. I always buy these when there is a BOGO going on, I usually have 7 or 8 bottles lying around to be sure I have enough.
So this is what I use whilst polishing my nails! Hope you found it helpful :).
What are your favorite products to help you polish your nails? Tell me in the comments!
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