Fading, Chipping and Slow Drying Nail Polish Problems Solved: A blog about tips to get the best results from your nail polishes by giving a review on how the upkeep of these polish works.
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One of the most frequent questions I get asked is how long it takes for my nail polish to fade/chip. The answer is simple, I use a good topcoat and base coat. This also helps cut down on drying time as well as avoiding those nasty chips.
Some people think that layering multiple coats of a nail polish will make it last longer but this is not true. Layering too many coats can actually cause peeling and chipping because the polish won’t have time to cure before the next layer is applied. It’s best to apply two thin layers and then a thick coat of topcoat to seal it in, especially if you are using Julep polishes because they dry quick!
Step 1: Apply one layer of base coat, this helps prevent staining as well as gives the nail polish something to stick to, both will lengthen the wear of your manicure.
Step 2: Apply two thin layers of nail color and let dry for 3-5 minutes between coats.
Step 3: Apply a thick layer of topcoat, this helps prevent chipping and fading (and also cuts down on drying time).
The end of fall and beginning of winter brings colder weather, dry skin, and chipped nail polish. This blog is to help you find the correct nail polish you will need to get through this cold weather and have your nails looking their best.
In this post, I will be discussing the many different types of nail polishes and what they are used for, how to keep a manicure from chipping, how to make a manicure last longer, how to keep a manicure from fading, homemade nail treatments, base coats and top coats, how to fix those annoying bubbles within nail polish and more!
Nail polishes are a great way to express yourself and to add a pop of colour to your ensemble. There is nothing more boring than having the same old plain nails so it’s time to spice up with the season with some interesting colours.
The best part about nail polish is that you can change it whenever you want, so you are never stuck with one colour. Most people have their favourite colours that they always wear, but there are also many great new colours coming out every season to choose from.
For the winter season, there are many fun and interesting colours that you can try out, especially with Christmas and New Year around the corner!
Here are some of the most popular nail polish colours for winter:
Unfortunately, nail polish is a product that has to be applied in layers to give the best result, and this can mean that the application time for each layer takes quite a long time, even with a fast drying topcoat. By the time you finish all your nails, chances are that your pinky nails are already starting to smudge or dent.
What to do? This is where quick dry drops come in. These drops are applied to each nail after the base coat and before the nail polish and help the nail polish to set faster. I personally use Avon Speed Dry Drops but there are many brands out there that offer something similar.
I am not affiliated with any of the brands mentioned in this review.
I recently got a few polishes from Revlon and I am pretty sure the one shown below is part of their winter collection, which I believe is called “Enchanting”. The other two shades I got are called “Seductive” and “Temptress”.
The formula is lovely. It has a nice thick consistency that applies evenly in two coats for full coverage. The polish dries fairly quickly and is fairly glossy on its own without a top coat. I do recommend applying a top coat to prolong wear as it does chip quite easily.
After wearing this colour for just over a week, I began to notice some tip wear (see photo below). After wearing it for 2 weeks, the polish started to fade significantly on the tips and there was peeling at the cuticle area on some nails (see photo below).
Nail polish (also known as nail varnish) is a lacquer that can be applied to the human fingernail or toenails to decorate and protect the nail plates. The formulation has been revised repeatedly to enhance its decorative effects, and to suppress cracking or flaking. Nail polish consists of a mix of an organic polymer and several other components, depending on the brand.
Nail polish originated in China, and dates back to 3000 BC. Around 600 BC, during the Zhou dynasty, the royal house preferred the colors gold and silver. However, red and black eventually replaced these metallic colors as royal favorites. During the Ming dynasty, nail polish was often made from a mixture that included beeswax, egg whites, gelatin, vegetable dyes, and gum arabic. In Egypt, the lower classes wore pale colors to show that they did not work in the fields, whereas high society painted their nails a reddish brown color obtained from a blend of henna with other substances. By the turn of the fourteenth century, nails were tinted with scented red oils and polished or buffed.
In Egypt, the lower classes wore pale colors to show that they did not work in the fields