How to apply our Nail Polish!
HOW TO APPLY OUR NAIL POLISH!
Step 1: Get those nails prepped!
Generally, the key to applying nail polish neatly and accurately is nailing the manicure prep.
1) Remove old nail polish from your nails – any left-over polish will produce unsightly bumps in the nail and leave your polish more prone to chipping and peeling.
2) File and buff your nails, buffing the nail lets you smooth out any bumps and ridges so your nail polish will apply neatly.
3) Remove, tidy, and push back cuticles.
4) Cleanse your skin and nails before applying nail polish – grease, oils and product on the nails can prevent the nail polish from bonding to the nail so will cause peeling. We don't want that!
Step 2: It’s all about the base coat!
A lot of people ask us how to apply nail polish to stop chipping and peeling and often they’re forgetting about nail polish basecoat. Nail polish basecoat acts as double-sided sticky tape on the nail, it adheres to your nail plate and gives your nail polish something to stick to. This is an optional step and completely up to you.
Step 3: Three is the magic number!
When it comes to applying nail polish perfectly, start near the cuticle in the middle of the nail plate with your first stroke and paint to the free edge. Followed by painting from cuticle to free edge, to the left and then to the right. Be careful not to overload the brush, nail polish layers that are too thick result in waiting forever to dry, bubbling and peeling.
Top tip: instead of painting right up to the cuticle and side wall leave a tiny gap (probably a few millimeters). This will stop you getting nail polish on the skin, give you a professional finish and make your nails appear longer. If you do get nail polish on your skin wipe it off quickly using an old lip brush, cotton ball or an orange stick. Keep in mind the lighter the color the more coats it will take!
Step 4: Seal the deal with a nail polish topcoat!
Just as base coat is super important, topcoat is a must! If you want your at-home manicure to last longer, to resist chipping and to look salon-perfect you must finish with a topcoat!
Wait until your nail polish is fully dry and apply your topcoat.
Step 5: Keep up the nail care!
Now, caring for your nails doesn’t have to be a chore so don’t neglect them. Use a cuticle oil every day to moisturize, promote nail growth and improve the appearance of dry cuticles!
***It’s important to note that our nail polish is hand mixed specifically for you. It needs to be shaken well for approximately 2-3 minutes. You may see some small clumps, that is normal with the pigments used to create your polish. Also keep in mind you will need to apply 2-3 coats for full coverage. ***
ENJOY YOUR POLISHED NAILS!