Monday, May 16, 2011

Good Manicure Vs. BAD Manicure

It's all the the base/top coat....
      This is something I have recently learned the hard way after weeks and weeks of fighting god-awful chipping nails. If, you are OCD like me, the very thought of chipped polish makes you crinkle your nose. It is probably one of my biggest fashion pet-peeves. I adore nail polish and really prefer my nails to be polished over bare, because I just find that if you have any sort of length to your nails, they just look so much better with polish on them.
      Anyways, that being said, I also HATE having to re-polish my nails day after day because of chipping. This led me to writing this post because I thought it would be nice of me to save you all the trouble of learning this small little lesson on your own.
      Now, the tried and true top coat of my choice with have to be the Seche Vite, fast dry top coat. This is by far the best I have ever tried in terms of how long it makes your polish last and how fast it makes your manicure dry! If you are extremely impatient like me you probably always find yourself smudging freshly painted nails but with this top-coat I never find myself doing that because it completely dries by the time I am up and doing something else.

This top coat from Sally Hansen on the other hand was unfortunately the biggest waste of my money ever! Thank god it was only 4 dollars. This top coat ruined my manicure faster than if I just skipped a top coat all together. I did like how hard and glossy it made my nails look and feel due to the acylic in it, but after about 12 hours of wear you would progressively notice cracks happening throughout the nail and eventually the polish would start chipping off in big chunks. Ugh! Hate!

Let me start off by saying, this is the magic weapon that makes your professional manicure last so much longer then the one you do on yourself. Most nail salons choose this base coat for all their clients. It is a rubberized formula that really bonds the polish to your nail while also protecting you natural nail from becoming dehydrated from the polish. I've skipped base coats for so long now I forgot how amazing this stuff is. I just bought and used it again today and it made my polish go on so much more smoothly.

Let me know your guys' manicure tips and tricks. <3


  1. totally taking that top and base coat to heart beucase i to hate always smudging and chipping....gotta have purdy nails for your wedding after all =^^=

  2. hahaha, heck yeah!!! <3<3 girl i cant wait to see you this weekend!