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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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:Good nail colors for spring include plum, soft mint and pink. Rather than applying one thick coat, apply one thin coat of color to the nails, allow it to dry and then apply a second thin coat for better coverage and faster drying times.
A:Some popular nail polish colors are Giorgio Armani "402," which is a classic shade of red, a pink and purple shade called "Passione" by Dolce and Gabana and an icy blue color called "Kip" by Butter London, says InStyle. Another popular color is "High Street" by Nails Inc., which is a deep berry purple.
A:There are a variety of nail polish organizers available from the ContainerStore.com and Amazon.com. The Container Store offers a large selection of clear acrylic organizers in various sizes, and Amazon.com offers a small, two-tiered polish organizer perfect for a bedroom vanity.
A:Using gel nail polish at home is an effective way to add durability and shine to your natural nails, and can be accomplished in as little as 10 minutes. To start, use a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover to remove any previous polish, then file and buff your nails using a nail file and buffing block. When the nails are ready, apply the clear gel polish and dry under a UV or LED lamp.
A:Alternatives to nail polish remover include clear top or base coat, spray deodorant, perfume and hairspray. A few other simple household items are also useful for removing nail polish, such as cotton balls, wet wipes, cotton swabs, soap, water and moisturizer.
A:Although there are numerous ways of drying nail polish fast, one simple way is to dip your fingernails in ice water. You need ice cubes, cold water, a bowl and your polished nails. The process takes approximately two minutes.