There is nothing worse than spending your precious time doing your nails only to find them chipping after a few days. Here are two reasons this may be happening.
1.The nail surface wasn’t clean enough and there were remnants of oil left behind.
2.Some peoples nails are naturally more oily than others.
Make sure your nail polish remover is acetone-based to strip oils, and avoid formulas that contain moisturizers like aloe or Vitamin E. If you are having your nails done at a salon ask your manicurist to clean your nails twice before applying a base coat. When I’m at home I like to wash my hands after removing my polish and then use a cotton swab with alcohol to wipe my nails clean. Make sure to wipe your nails with a lint free cloth after so you don’t end up wrestling with tiny bits of cotton while you are painting your nails.
I am a recent convert to using a base coat. I have noticed it lengthens my manicure by a few days. Which in my book is worth the extra step! We have a great strengthening base coat available at http://chicknailpolish.com/products.aspx
I am a marketers dream. Standing in line at Sephora I was taken by the bins full of trial size products where I found this amaze little tube. First of all it’s called Nipple Balm which makes me giggle. Second it’s 100% natural which is always a priority for me & it only has one ingredient, medical grade lanolin. Dr. Lipp reminds me a lot of Vaseline which I stopped using because it is full of petroleum the same stuff in gasoline. I have missed Vaseline & just like love it’s replacement came to me when I wasn’t looking!
Here are all of the reasons I think our love will last.
It is 100% natural & hypoallergenic
Ultra hydrating for any dry skin areas including lips, nipples (giggle), cuticles, elbows & feet
It is odorless & tasteless & since I primarily use this on my lips that makes me really happy. It also makes my boyfriend happy because he complains & complains when he gets a kisser full of sticky gloss or scented lip balms! So this little tube has been going every where with me. Give it a try. I think it is only available at Sephora right now.
My friend sent me this adorable manicure picture the other day of her using Once Upon A Time. She told me that she used Pam cooking spray to dry the manicure. I was excited for 2 reasons.
1. I had never heard of this before and I love hearing about crazy uses for products you have in your kitchen.
2. The fast coat dry spray I use is super expensive and Pam is not!
I had to give this a try for myself. I was over zealous on my first attempt. I painted one nail and immediately sprayed Pam on it. When I wiped the Pam off some nail polish came off and left a marble effect. Then I realized that when I use a drying spray the instructions tell you to wait 45 seconds before spraying your manicure. So I painted another nail and gave it about a minute before spraying the Pam. It worked! As an added bonus your cuticles get a conditioning treatment from the canola oil in the Pam. So if you run out of professional drying spray or just like to experiment in the kitchen like I do give it a try!