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To apply nail polish, file your nails and buff them. Apply a base coat followed by two coats of polish, and then finish off with a top coat.


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


The earliest recorded instances of nail polish hark back to China during the period around 3000 B.C. This ancient version of nail polish contained beeswax, gelatin and egg whites as ingredients; its color depended on the type of vegetable that was used as a source.


Nail polish may contain ingredients that are skin and respiratory irritants, known carcinogens, and reproductive toxins, as the Occupational Safety & Health Administration indicates. Exposure to these ingredients may cause coughing, nausea, headaches, and dry or damaged skin. More serious complicati


Nail polish is made up of four basic ingredients: film forming agents, resins and plasticizers, solvents, and coloring agents. The combination of these ingredients differs, depending on the nail polish brand.


To thin nail polish, add nail polish thinner or clear nail polish to your nail polish bottle. Nail polish remover also works, but often creates clumps.


Nail polish becomes thicker with age due to evaporating solvents, according to Daily Makeover. When these solvents evaporate, the polish gets thick and stringy, resulting in lumpy, uneven results. Thick polish also does not adhere to the nail bed very well, which causes chipping and peeling. For bes


No-bite nail polish is a nail polish that is designed to give off a bitter taste when the wearer attempts to bite their nails, discouraging them from continuing the habit. It is generally safe to use for children, teens and adults.


Cute nail polish ideas include matching polish to one's outfit or shoes, adding jewels to the nails, painting nails in matte and shiny versions of the same color and gluing sequins or beads to the nails. Striking looks are also created when each nail is painted differently or when one nail is chosen


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.