Let’s be honest, I LOVE to accessorize. My jewelry box is full of accessories, but the one thing I never neglect accessorizing are my nails. I’m always taking care of my nails, and am very particular when I choose my nail polishes. Depending on the color you choose, your nail polish can definitely complement your outfit, and act as a statement piece. One of the reasons why I’m always changing my nail color is that it reflects the mood I’m in. Say I’m feeling happy and energized, I’ll choose a much brighter color. But if I’m feeling sexy and bold, I’ll pick a darker color to set my mood. You guys are constantly asking what colors I have on my nails in my videos, so I thought I’d share with you some of my summer nail polishes to wear for the season.
Of course, you can always go to a salon to get a manicure, but doing it yourself is super easy! I don’t know about you guys, but it feels therapeutic for me when I do my own nails. And I’m constantly changing my nail color so I save money when I paint them myself! I’m not a manicurist, but here’s some tips that’ll help you maintain long-lasting nails.
First and an important step, make sure your nails are clean. Remove any excess cuticles that you may have, then wipe your nail bed with alcohol to get rid of the natural oils. Afterwards, use a base coat before applying the actual nail color; this will help your natural nails from turning yellow. Apply one coat of polish, and wait at least 1-2 minutes for your polish to dry. Then apply a second to ensure that the color will be opaque. To keep your nails lasting longer, you can lock it in by painting the tips of your fingers. For an extra shine and to keep your nails looking clean, apply a top coat to seal everything.
Once your nails are dried, rub some cuticle or olive oil into your cuticle area to soften it; rub the oil over your nail polish as well. This will protect it from smearing in case you brush your hand against something. After a few days, if you notice your nails getting dull and boring, just reapply your favorite top coat for that boost of shine.
What are some of your favorite nail polishes? And are you Team Gel Maniure or Team Regular Manicure? I’d love to hear any feedback that you guys might have, so comment below!