October 29, 2009

Create Smooth Nails

Ever get tiny bubbles on your nails after applying your polish or little nicks? Or have a rough or bumpy texture on your nails from glitter, nail designs or maybe just your nails in general? Well I've created an easy technique to help smooth the finish of your nails and have them looking as shiny and smooth as press-on nails(some people think my nails are fake)!What you'll need

-Essie Matte Topcoat in Matte About You
-Sally Hansen Topcoat in Hard as Nails Hard as Wraps in Clear

Step 1: Apply 1-3 coats of Clear Topcoat over your completed nails (If you have any glitter, shimmer, etc in your nail polish you'll need to apply more coats as Step 2 may alter the color, especially in those types of polishes)

Step 2: Apply 1-3 coats of Essie Matte About You (You can generally tell how many coats you need by the after-texture each coat leaves after being applied, in general the more you apply the smoother the nail will be). If you want to keep a matte look to your nails then you don't need to proceed to Step 3. Let Dry.

Step 3: Apply 1-2 coats of the Sally Hansen topcoat again once Step 2 has dried. Let polish dry completely and your smoother more flawless nails are complete!

P.S. This is just the brands that I use to do this but it may work with other brands as well. I know this may seem like a lot of coats of polish but it can generally be done fairly quick and the more coats that are built up on the nail the more it gets that press-on nail look as press-on nails sit higher up on the nail then natural nails tend to.

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