Nail Polish 101

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Whether you’re going to a fancy party or you’re just going about a normal day in your daily routine, nail polish will always have your back and it will make your hands look even prettier than they already are. Nail polish, also known as nail paint or nail enamel, is applied on the nails of the hands and feet. Its purpose is to enhance the beauty of your hands and give it a fashionable boost.

Tips

  • Dip your hands in ice-cold water so that you don’t have to wait for ages for your nail polish to dry. This is a tried and tested tip, and it works great, no matter what type of nail paint you’re wearing.
  • Thick coats are never the answer! If you’re looking for a deeper color with the same nail paint, please don’t do the mistake of applying one thick coat. The coat won’t dry easily and it is likely to be ruined by any substance that accidentally touches it. Therefore, go for thin coats that dry quickly. To get a deeper color, you should go for three thin coats, each applied after the previous one dries.
  • Follow the label you find on medicines, “keep in a cool, dry place” Sunlight and ultraviolet rays can alter the formula of the nail polish. This can reduce the quality and durability of the nail paint. Therefore, you’re advised to keep the nail polish in a cool and dry place. The perfect way to do this is to get a container with a lid and cover it with coats of thick black paper all around and store your nail polish inside it. Remember not to keep its lid open otherwise there’s no point in making the box at all.
  • Use acetone-free nail polish because acetone can dehydrate your nails and give it a dull appearance. That’s the last thing you want because although nail polish will cover it up, your nails will appear very dull on days that you haven’t applied nail polish.

Nail Polish Shades According To Season And Fashion

For Summer

  • Pinks

    Summer calls for happy colours. Allow yourself to experiment with shades of pink, orange, and yellow. They will brighten up any outfit and bring a smile to your face every time you glance at them. They also make a great match to your acquired summer tan.

  • Greens

    Greens add an edgier look to your summer style. Lighter greens are perfect for outdoorsie days, filled with nature. Darker greens will add character to summer evenings' outfits. Pair them with accessories with green details for an extra pop.

  • Light Blues

    Shades of blue are undoubtedly some of the best summer colors as they give the feel of water bodies. Experiement with both matte and shiny colors to find your best match. Some summer favourites include Matte Soft Aqua and Shiny Turquoise-Green.

For Winter

  • Matte Black

    This is a personal winter favourite. It makes you feek a bit warmer and cozier every time you look at it. This color is timeless and suitable for both day and night looks.

  • Shades of Red/Browns

    Classy bright reds and calmer looking browns are always in fashion and kick any style up a notch. They can be paired with both silver and gold rings, but are also sufficient to make a statement for those of us who are less into hand jewelry. In addition, no color is more festive than Christmas red.

  • Shades of Purple

    Shades of purple are perfect to add some character to your winter look. Try deep, eggplant or royal purples for a more sophisticated look. Those are especially suitable if you live in countries with harsh winters. Aim for lilac or lavender shades if the dominant colors in your winter closet are blacks, dark blues, and dark greys.

So, what are you waiting for? Try out new nail polish colors and see which one works best for you!

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