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Showing posts with label Nail Care. Show all posts

Things to Know When Choosing a Nail Polish

Other than the obvious choice of color, there are a few things to consider when purchasing nail polish. Some types may offer conveniences like being no chip or quick drying, while others may work to improve the nails themselves, such as a strengthening nail polish. With so many choices available in stores today, sometimes a trip to the nail polish aisle can become a daunting task. Luckily, it gets easier once you know what to expect.  

Nail Polish Claim: No Chip 

One of the most common features available in a nail polish today, is the promise that it won't chip. Though some brands do chip less than others, it may be misleading to claim that any nail polish won't chip. Regardless of what the bottle promises, all brands will chip as time goes by. For the best results, you may wish to invest in an anti-chip top coat for added protection. 

Nail Polish Claim: Quick Drying 

Many nail polishes claim to be quick drying. Though it can be very convenient when you are in a hurry, it's important to note that these nail polishes will only leave your nails dry to the touch. A fast drying nail polish will not fully harden until more time has passed. Quick drying nail polishes also tend to chip faster, which might make them less appealing in the long run. 

Nail Polish Claim: Strengthening 
By having a built-in base, color, and top coat, strengthening nail polishes work to prevent nail breakage. Since the color range for strengthening nail polish tends to be rather limited, a clear nail hardener may be used as a base coat for any color that would otherwise be unavailable as a strengthener. Clear nail hardener can also be used as a stand-alone product to strengthen weak nails. 
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After you have learned some of the benefits and drawbacks from the various kinds of nail polishes, it becomes that much easier to decide which type of nail polish is best for your needs. All that is left is to find a brand with the features you want and the colors you desire. 

Three Reasons You Should Be Using a Base Coat Nail Polish

Base coats are an often forgotten part of many peoples manicures and pedicures. For some, applying a base coat seems like an unnecessary waste of time, while for others it's a practice that they've never put much thought into one may or the other. No matter what your reason, if you haven't been applying a base coat under your regular nail polish, you should definitely start doing so. Here are three reasons for why you should always spend the extra time needed to apply a base coat nail polish. 

1. Base coat nail polish prevents regular nail polish from chipping. 

Regular nail polish is prone to chipping because it doesn't often form a consistent bond with your nails. By first applying a base coat, however, you can help stop chipping in its tracks. A thin layer of base coat will actually help your regular polish stick to your nails, which as you've probably guessed, will lead to less chipping, ultimately prolonging the lifetime of your manicure or pedicure. 

2. Base coat nail polish keeps your nails healthy and strong

Many base coat nail polishes include ingredients that can help improve the health of your nails. When choosing a bottle of base coat nail polish, look to buy one that is rich in vitamins (like vitamin E) and minerals (like calcium). Polishes containing proteins can also help to boost the strength and elasticity of your nails. By applying a base coat with the right ingredients, you can help keep your nails healthy and strong. 

3. Base coat nail polish prevents colored polishes from discoloring your nails. 

Though most colored polishes won't discolor your nails, the unfortunate fact is that some will. Darker polishes seem to be the worst in this respect, but any color can lead to unsightly nail discoloration. To ensure that your nails will still look their best when it's time for the polish to come off, always apply a thin base coat before painting your nails with a colored polish. 

Also Read: How To Get Beautiful Nails

There are many reasons to use a base coat nail polish before painting your nails. Not only will it help prevent your regular nail polish from chipping, but it can also help keep your nails healthy and strong, while preventing colored polishes from discoloring your nails. Be sure to keep these three reasons in mind when its time for your next manicure or pedicure.