Picking The Perfect Nail Polish For Your Lifestyle

Choosing what type of nail polish to use can definitely get me a little frazzled. With so many new techniques today, I thought I would try some out and see which I preferred better. Here’s what I found.

UV Cured Nail Polish

Being the type of person who hates to wait for my nail polish to dry the moment I heard about the UV cured Nail Polish I was thrilled. The advantage of these is that your nails are dry instantly! Not to mention that they last up to 2 weeks. With a busy schedule who wouldn’t use the prolonged good looking nails right?

The only thing about this technique is that you have to get it done at a salon because it is dried under UV lights. And this could be a bit pricey. It’s definitely worth the try if you’re going away on a holiday and want to be nail-carefree.

Having them on I felt the urge to change the color, but removing the UV cured nail polish has to be done in a salon because the polish doesn’t react to normal nail polish remover.

So my bet would be to give this a shot if you’re going away for a week and just want your nails to look breath taking every day! The outcome is truly amazing but the commitment to keeping your color the same for the given time can be hard to handle.

A small tip if choosing this technique is to apply cuticle oil daily. It will reduce the dryness that can occur when you put nail polish on nails. Especially if you’re wearing it for 2 weeks, you’ll want to rejuvenate your cuticles to keep them looking fresh.


OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil To-Go

Regular Nail Polish

Regular Nail Polish

This has been around for ages, but the polish has improved over time. Firstly to get the most out of your nail polish there are a few things you must do. Prep your nails (cut, file, buffer etc.) so that you have a solid foundation when applying the nail polish.

It doesn’t matter if you have long or short nails, polish looks good on any nail type in any color. I personally have relatively shorter nails, and I tend to go for plain colors rather than patterned. So after prepping your nails, apply a thin layer of base coat. This will protect your nails from the environment as well as from the nail polish itself.

Once you’ve done this, choose a color to paint your nails with; I’ve put some of my favorites below!

I apply a thin layer and let it dry for a few minutes, and then apply more layers until you’ve reached your desired texture; in my case this is usually 2 coats.

Follow this by lining the top edge of your nail lightly with the brush so as to reduce chipping later. It will also give the nail a finished color look.

Once dry, apply a top-coat to add shine and durability of your polish. Don’t shake your top-coat as this will create bubbles and affect the way it is applied onto the nail.

Yes, this method will take more time and trouble but you can change the color as you please and it can literally be as cheap as you make it.

Brights by OPI in Ladies and Magenta-men

Voila! There you have it, the 2 techniques that I’ve been best acquainted with. I would personally go for the regular polish on a day-to-day basis and the UV cured one for more special and lasting occasions. The facts have been listed out for you now it’s your turn to give it a try! Tell me how you get on and what you find is the best method for you!

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Zoe is a small town girl who has a passion for writing. She loves animals, reading books and making memories with her friends. Her goal is to take the most out of life.

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