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 purp
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.
To take off nail polish, soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover, and press the soaked ball over the nail to for a few minutes to allow the polish soften. Wipe away the polish, clean the cuticles, and then wash and moisturize your hands.
Winter nail polish colors include metallic shades that shimmer, pale shades of gray and blues, nude shades and berry-tinged shades. Neutral shades such as pale gray, taupe and gunmetal gray are a favorite winter selection, because they are subtle shades ideal for everyday wear.
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.
Methods to make a nail polish color chart include painting the polish onto a sheet of paper, painting onto a wheel or fan of acrylic nails or making a book of colors. Acrylic nail wheels and fans can be found at any beauty supply store.
Unopened nail polish lasts up to 24 months when properly stored, according to Doug Schoon of Schoon Scientific. Essie Weingarten, founder of Essie Cosmetics, says that nail polish should last forever when stored properly. Ultimately, it’s up to the manufacturer to determine the shelf life.
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.
Gently wash away nail polish from the skin using a small amount of acetone nail polish remover. Wash skin immediately after applying the nail polish remover to avoid skin dryness.
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.