All About Nail Polish Armatures: A blog about maintaining healthy nails.
I love pastel nail polishes, but they can be very tricky to work with. I have tried many brands and had the most success with OPI, Zoya and Essie pastels. However, there are a couple tricks to getting a smooth finish when working with these types of polishes. First, you must make sure your nails are completely clean and free of any oils before applying your base coat. I use acetone for this step. Second, you must use a good base coat that has some thickness to it (this is especially true if you have ridges in your nails like I do). I usually use OPI Start To Finish or Orly Bonder as my base coat. This step helps prevent streaking and bubbling in the polish (which is more likely to occur with pastel shades). Third, you can use a matte polish as your top coat to give the nails a smoother finish. The matte topcoat will also decrease the overall shine of the final manicure, which is perfect for me because I do not like overly shiny nails.
I hope this advice helps those of you who struggle with pastel polishes!
Hello and Welcome! My name is Allie and I am an avid nail polish enthusiast. I started my blog, All About Nail Polish Armatures, to share my passion for nail care and nail art.
A little about me… I first got started in the beauty world as a teenager when I attempted to give myself acrylic nails. Needless to say, that was a disaster that ended with one of my nails completely falling off! After that experience I stayed away from artificial nails for quite some time.
In college, I took a part-time job at Sephora which reignited my interest in beauty. Once again, I attempted acrylics and this time they turned out much better than they had the first time around. For the most part though, I would only get them done on a special occasion because they made it difficult to type on a computer keyboard!
I have always loved doing my own manicures but was never really that great at it until after college when I started using gel polish. The gel manicure gave me the strength and length that my natural nails could not provide on their own. From there, it was just a short step into hand painting designs on top of the gel polish…and thus began my obsession with nail art!
Nail polish armatures are a controversial subject. There are many people who believe that using a nail polish armature will dry out your nails and cause them to break. However, there are also many people who swear by them and have beautiful healthy nails.
I personally have used nail polish armatures since I was about 12 and I am now in my mid-30’s. I’ve always had strong healthy nails and now that I am older, I think it’s partly because of the care I gave them when they were young.
Nail polish armatures work by forming a barrier on your nails that keeps the moisture in. If you paint your nails with regular nail polish and they begin to chip, the moisture can escape through the chipped area. By using an armature, you prevent this from happening.
One of my favorite things to do is paint my nails. I’ve been painting them in various colors since middle school. Sometimes I use nail art, sometimes I just use one color. It’s fun, creative, and can make anyone feel beautiful.
Nail polish armature is a term used by people who are very serious about manicures. They use it to describe the ideal consistency of their nail polish.
But it’s also used as a metaphor for how you should view your life in general. If you think of your life as a work of art, then you’ll be more willing to experiment with different colors and styles along the way.
People who are very serious about nail polish armatures tend to be perfectionists. They’re meticulous about every aspect of their manicure and will spend hours doing it just right.
As someone who has tried painting my nails many times over the years, I can tell you from experience that getting it “just right” is hard! Very few things in life go exactly according to plan. It’s easy to get discouraged if things don’t turn out exactly how we want them too or when they don’t happen quickly enough for our liking (which is never fast enough!).
But if we approach everything with an attitude of ”
If you’re like me, sometimes you just want to be a pretty pastel nail color. I don’t know what it is about these colors but they are so fun and can really change the look of your nails.
There are a few good ways to get pastel nails without having to use a base coat or have your nails too white.
1. Pastel Polish
This is probably the easiest way to get pastels on your nails. There are plenty of brands that make great pastel shades, such as OPI and Essie. The downside to using this method is that it can be quite pricey, depending on what polish you buy. Also, if you don’t get a good gel top coat with it, your polish will chip off within days (which is why I love Seche Vite!).
2. White Base Coat
If you’re on a budget or just prefer not to use regular polish, white base coats are great for applying pastel colors overtop of. All you need is a bottle of white polish (you can find them at Sally’s) and then apply any pastel color overtop of that! It’s a great way to save money and get the same effect as the first option. This method does require some
A pastel nail polish is an opaque light color that has a slightly glossy or matte finish. Pastels are not considered to be a neutral color, but they are extremely versatile. Pastel nail polishes are perfect for spring and summer, but with the right outfit, pastels can look great any time of year.
If you’re ready to upgrade your collection of pastel nail polishes, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Pastel nail polishes have a tendency to be sheer. Before applying your pastel nail polish, apply one or two coats of white nail polish first. This will make your pastel color pop and will minimize the amount of sheerness you see.
When using a pastel nail polish on your fingernails, try using a clear top coat first. This will help prevent the nails from chipping and allow the color to last longer without fading. If you use a clear top coat over a dark color, it may cause the dark color to fade more quickly than it would if you used only one layer of polish.
Pastel colors are associated with light-heartedness, good humor, and softness. Most often pastels are considered to be feminine colors. Pastel colors are used in décor and in fashion to convey sweetness (without sugariness) and lightness (without blandness).
Pastels can be paired with bold colors or with neutral tones to create a beautiful contrast. However, too many pastels can make your look appear weak, so you should use them in moderation. Pastel colors are great for creating a cheerful atmosphere, so they can easily brighten up any outfit.
In the world of beauty and makeup, pastel nails have become quite popular. The process of wearing pastel nail polish is the same as wearing other nail polishes. Start with a base coat, apply 2 coats of color, and finish off with a top coat. What you need to pay attention is that since the color is usually sheer (though some brands do offer more opaque colors), you may want to apply more than 2 coats to get the desired effect. Because pastels are popular during Spring time, having pastel colors on your nails will make your look fresh and bright for this season!