But of course, that doesn't mean I can't have rockin' nails! Just the last few months, I have discovered a great top coat polish that makes nails super shiny and is fast-drying (so you can squeeze a manicure in during nap time!). I have had several people ask me if they are gel nails, but it's just the awesome top coat! It also helps your nail polish last longer, although the results don't last quite as long as gel nails, they do keep them in pretty good shape for a while!
The top coat is Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. I use it over all my polish now!
I bought it at Target, but you can purchase it from Amazon, and I am sure most drug stores and beauty supply stores carry it as well.
Another thing I have learned about doing my own nails, is that there is a huge difference between nail "polish" and nail "lacquer". I now pay more attention when I am buying a color that I think I will wear often. I typically will spend more on a lacquer for a color that I think I will use regularly, and buy the cheaper quality stuff for trendier colors that I just want to try out for fun. Brands like OPI and Essie are nail "lacquers".
|Mimosas with Mr. & Mrs.|
The reason I love Mimosas with Mr. & Mrs. is because you can wear it so long! Even if you have a little "wear and tear" on your nails, the color is so natural, you don't notice chipping nearly as easily.
Here is a shot of my toes. This is a cheapy polish I got for 99 cents, but it looks fabulous with that top coat. This picture doesn't do it justice. Very shiny and thick looking. Looks like a professional pedi, even from this amateur!
What are some other tips for nails? I love learning more about what works for other people!