How to Freshen Up Your Manicure With a Top Coat
Nails are the latest accessory. From nail art, to nail wraps, to crackle top coats, the options are endless. I recently tried out the crackle top coat and loved the effect it created. It was a fun way to add some color and sass to my nails without having to worry about making sure it looked perfect. My only problem with the crackle top coat was that when it started chipping away, it looked awful (as in my nail was literally peeling off). You can imagine my excitement when I found out that Essie has now come out with a top coat that you can use over your existing manicure (or ANY polish color) that is supposed to make your nails look like they have just been freshly painted! It also helps strengthen your nails and prevent them from peeling. This is great news for me because I am constantly doing things with my hands and am always chipping my polish within hours of getting it done.
The Top Coat was very easy to use and only required one application. The bottle has an easy applicator brush that allows you to evenly apply the top coat without getting any on your cuticles or skin. After applying just one coat of
After a week or two of wearing the same nail polish, your nails are going to start looking a little rough around the edges. Rather than spending time and money at the salon, you can freshen up your manicure with just a few drops of top coat.
Most people think that the only thing you need to apply is some color, but they’re wrong! A top coat is just as important as the base and color coats. The base coat acts as an adhesive for the color while preventing staining; the color brings life to your nails; and the top coat gives added shine and protection.
The top coat keeps your nails looking fresh by sealing in all of your layers. As it dries, it prevents chipping so that you can get a long-lasting manicure.
A top coat is a layer of polish applied after your manicure. It is usually clear and glossy, but can also be matte or even glittery. It seals the color and provides extra shine to your manicure.
Depending on the quality of your nail polish and the condition that you apply it, a manicure can last anywhere from 3-5 days before chipping. If you apply a top coat every other day to your existing manicure, the color will stay vibrant and shiny for 5-10 days.
So you finally got all the polish off your nails and had a fresh manicure done. It’s been a couple of days and your nails are looking a little dull? You want to freshen them up, but don’t want to take off the polish that is barely there?
A quick fix is using clear top coat over your colored polish. You will be amazed at how great it looks (and how long it lasts). So if you want to make your mani last longer, go ahead and give yourself a fresh coat!
We’ve all been there. You get a manicure and it looks perfect for a few days, then slowly chips away.
Nail polish companies are aware of this problem, which is why we now have “top coats.” A top coat is supposed to be applied as a clear polish over any existing color to make it last longer.
Recently I decided to try out Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in the color Bare It All. I chose this polish because it had excellent reviews and I like the color. The price was right, too. For around $3 (I got mine at Wal-Mart), it doesn’t break the bank.
When I first applied the polish, it looked great! The color was lovely and it seemed very shiny. But as time went on, that shine disappeared, and my nails began to look dull and dry.
I decided to do some research about top coats, which led me to believe that my dried-up nails were due to my error in not purchasing or applying a top coat.
Sally Hansen has a Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Top Coat that I’ve heard good things about in terms of making your manicure last longer, but if you want to save a few bucks you
The first thing to keep in mind when applying a top coat is that you should wait for the polish to dry on your nails before applying. If the polish is still wet, you’ll end up with bubbles, lumps and ridges.
The second thing to keep in mind when putting on a top coat is that it will not remove any damage that has been done to your nail bed. You can use a base coat before applying the top coat, which will help fill in some of the gaps, but this is not a cure-all solution.
The third thing to keep in mind when putting on a top coat is that you will need to apply it every few days or so. This means that you need to be prepared with a variety of top coats on hand. You may want to keep one at work, one at home and one in your purse or bag.
While some people can be confused with the different types of nail polish like gel or acrylic, there is one type of nail polish that is even more confusing. Top coats are the finishing touch to your manicure and pedicure and it may be hard to choose which one is right for you. So here are three things you need to know about top coats.
The first thing about top coats is that there are many different kinds of top coats. There are base coats, clear top coats and colored top coats. The clear top coat helps to protect your nails from chipping while the colored top coat makes your nails stand out more. To be safe, you should always use a base coat before putting on colored nail polish so the color doesn’t stain your nails.
The second thing about top coats is that sometimes they can make your nails look yellowish or orangey instead of having the nice pink color they usually have when you get them done at a salon. To fix this problem, you should try using a different kind of top coat like Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Top Coat or China Glaze’s Fast Forward Top Coat which will help prevent this yellowing or orangeing effect on your nails.
The third thing about top coats is that if