A:To remove gel nail polish, soak the nails for an adequate amount of time in an acetone-based nail polish remover, then gently remove the polish. If you try to pry or peel the polish off, you are likely to cause significant damage to the nails. To remove gel nail polish, you need acetone-based nail polish remover, soak-off pads or cotton balls and aluminum foil.
A:Nail polish is made up of solvents, film formers, resins, plasticizers and pigments. These ingredients are labeled as butyl acetate, xylene, toluene and formalin. Companies including Essie and Butter London use formulations that are free of DBP, toluene and formaldehyde.
A:Follow these steps for a salon-perfect manicure in 10 minutes. You need your favorite nail color, base and top coat, a nail file, a cuticle stick, cotton balls, acetone, cuticle cream, a small paintbrush, cuticle clippers and cuticle oil.
A:It typically takes between 1 to 2 hours for nail polish to dry completely, but hands can often be used after 5 to 15 minutes if a nail polish dryer is used. It is always best for a person to apply nail polish when there is time to allow the nails to dry fully.
A:Fingernail polish can be removed with a variety of substances. To begin, you need a removal substance, such as acetone or non-acetone polish remover, and an applicator, such as a cotton ball or disposable towel. This process should take about five minutes, or 30 seconds per nail.
A:Among the best gel nail polish brands are CND Shellac, Harmony Gelish and Opi Gelcolor, according to Nails & Polish. Real Simple recommends Red Carpet Manicure. Beautezine points out that the polishes featured in do-it-yourself kits with soak-off gels are all interchangeable since all of them dry under UV or LED lights.
A:The basic technique for painting a French toenail is to place a strip of tape over most of the nail and paint the exposed portion with white polish. A white nail-art pen gives superior control over application and is an excellent option for those with unsteady hands. For a chip-free French toenail, finish with a clear top coat.
A:Nail polish can go bad, but with proper storage it lasts an extremely long time. Manufacturers rarely list an expiration date on nail polish, so monitoring the polish's texture is necessary to determine if it has gone bad.
A:Opi’s line of nail polish is made from acetyl tributyl citrate, butyl acetate, ethly acetate, epoxy resin, nitrocellulose, isopropyl alcohol, silica, polyvinyl butyral, trimethylpentanediyl dibenzoate, stearalkonium bentonite, and benzophenone-1.
A:The Sally Hansen salon gel polish starter kit is available in three colors: Wine Not, Red My Lips and Shell We Dance. The salon gel polish starter kit includes an LED lamp, a gel base coat, one gel nail color, acetone remover and an instruction sheet.
A:Gel nail polishes are hitting the market that allow users to apply gel-style polish at home without the UV light typically required to set a gel manicure in a nail salon. Some of these polishes use two different bottles of product to create the look. Some use LED lights in place of UV light, and others simply promise a gel-like look with one bottle of polish.
A:To make nail polish last, clean the nail beds with white vinegar, then file each nail short before applying a base coat to the nails, followed by two coats of nail polish and a top coat. Allow the nail polish to dry completely and reapply the top coat every few days to preserve the finish.
A:Stores that sell discontinued shades of OPI nail polish range from major online retailers such as Amazon.com to more obscure sources such as NailPolishDiva.com, NailsAve.com, MBeautyLounge.com and TheBeautyClutch.com. Amazon has a list of products compiled based on the reviews of users who searched for discontinued OPI nail polish.
A:This Christmas nail art theme requires a base coat polish, gold nail polish, red nail polish, a reindeer nail stamp and a clear top coat polish. The reindeer stamp can be purchased online or at various beauty stores. This design takes from 30 to 60 minutes based on skill level.
A:Removing Shellac nail polish at home generally requires 100 percent acetone, cotton balls and aluminum foil. The first step is to soak cotton balls in the acetone until each one is fully drenched. Then place the cotton balls on the nail and wrap them in place with aluminum foil.