Friday, August 10, 2012

Quick Tip & Tricks : For Your Nail!

Hi lovelies!
How's everything going?
Hope you're doing well! :)

 So, this maybe a quick little trick that I learn by trial and error when I'm doing my nail. I didn't come up with all of this tricks at first, it's by listening or observing here and there from long time ago by some other people.
I'm totally not an expert in nail section, but I do love painting my nails with colors!

I just hope this information could be useful for some of you who discover this tricks by this post. And if you know some other tricks that could be useful, please share! and I'd love to hear from you :D

Let's start!


Rubbing Alcohol. 
So, if you start doing your nail with a clean, nail-polish-free finger, it's better to swipe your nail with some rubbing alcohol first. Not just it will kill the unseen bacteria in your hands but with a swipe of rubbing alcohol make your next nail polish dry faster.

 I'm just using Alcohol 70% IKA

Base Coat.
Base coat is like putting a safety or barrier to your nails from nail polish ( like a primer or moisturizer before foundation ). Not only it preventing your nails into staining from nail polish, but it will also make your nail polish glides smoothly and evenly. I think base coat is important :)

I'm just using a Nail Strengthener as my base coat from The Face Shop
I've gone all of 2 bottles of that and need getting a new one >,<"

How to remove nail polish without nail polish remover
The answer is : by other nail polish. You know, in every nail polish is containing ethyl acetate or some other alcohol which is also an ingredients in every -acetone free- nail polish remover << well, please correct me if I'm wrong :)
But this method is something that I do only at emergency time, In case I forgot to bring or ran out of a nail polish remover that day. 

How it works is simple :
  1. There I made a stain of nail polish that ready to be removed.
  2. Just use any kind of nail polish ( better the one that you barely use ), then put it generously on top of the nail polish stain. 
  3. Wait a few second so it dissolve into the nail polish stain.
  4. You can use tissue paper or cotton pads to wipe it off.
  5. Little "wiggle" would help :P 
  6. There you go! *clink*
NOTE : you may repeat the step several times, it depends on the thickness of the nail polish layer.

How to make your nail polish dry faster
For this, I can tell you with several tricks.
  • The easiest way is a salon trick, which they usually use a blow dry on a cool air in each between coats. If you use hot air, it will turn the other way, as it would melt the liquidy consistency of nail polish. Also, hot air will make it bubble up and chip off easier. 
 courtesy by google
  • Other method is by dipping your nails in a bowl of a cold water. The cold water freeze-dries polish, sealing and hardening it quickly. After you apply the nail polish, wait or let it air dry for around 2 minutes, then submerge in ice-cold water for three minutes, which is enough time for the polish to harden completely.
picture taken --> here!
  • You can use a speed dry top coat nail polish. 
 I'm just using Revlon Super Top Speed.
  • Or you can spray them. Lately, some geniuses invented a spray that will immediately make your nail polish dry. ( And I believe it's a WOMAN! lol ) 
Recommended items --> Avon Nail Experts Liquid Freeze Quick Dry Spray

Baby Oil Trick
This trick I remember clearly when I'm doing manicure and pedicure at the salon. The girl who's doing my nail kind enough to told me this trick. While I'm waiting my nail to dry, she put baby oil to my nails. I was asking her why, she said that it would prevent the "almost drying nail" from tracing by other objects. As if your nail accidentally touch a sharp edges, it will slide on immediately and not be traced unto the nail. Cool trick, huh? :P

I'm just using Cussons Baby Oil ^.^

Chip-Free Nail
The reason why nail polish could be chip easily is because the quality of the nail polish or simply, in how you "seal" them with top coat. Usually, people will only layer it on top of nail polish ( obviously, it should be that way! *duh. ) But, it will be more effective if the top coat also seal the outside edges of your nails. With this trick, you would find the nail polish is more secure of getting chip :)

layer your top coat as usual, then continue to seal the edges before it dry. 
It will close out the edges that tend to get chip easily.

PS: that's my dad's thigh! LOLOL.

Other Tips For Your Nail Polish
  • You know where the best place to store your nail polishes? In refrigerator :D or at least in a cool place :P
  • Old nail polish is become gooey and thick? Never use a makeup remover to dissolving it. Use a nail polish thinner!
  • Never use your top coat as your base coat. Better not using a base & top coat ( 2in1 product ) as it should works differently.
  • Toss bottles when the polish begins to change color or separate. At that point, the lacquer has probably thickened and become unusable.
  • Protecting your nails from sun radiance is also needed. You know, like protecting your other body parts! :D
 I'm just using UV Top Coat that I bought at free market in Singapore.
Ingredients : Buty Acetate, Ethyl Acelate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acelate, Collodion, Mica, Resin, Cl15850, Cl15880:1, Cl77499, Cl77510, Cl77891.

But I believe top coat is also works well in protecting your nails!


Thanks for reading this post!
I hope this post helpful!
 Let me know what you think!
 Good day all!
Smile :)

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  1. Such useful information! Thank you!

  2. glad you find it useful! you're welcome dear :)


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