Can I Get It Online?


When you’re looking for that right shade of polish, there’s always that urge to buy “maybe one more”. With such a wide range of colours from so many brands, a love for perfectly designed or decorated nails can be an expensive hobby. There are a variety of online stores that sell nail polish variants online.

How do I Know I am Getting Quality?

When you find ‘your’ brand, you’re loyal for life. Sometimes you might test out other brands because you’ve had a recommendation, or maybe a certain colour calls your name, but chances are you go running back to buy nail polish online from your trusted provider because you know it doesn’t chip, is easy to apply, lasts ages and is known to you as reliable.

How Do I Stop my Nail Polish From Chipping?

When you buy nail polish online, you also need to be aware of nail maintenance. There are many ways to prevent chipping.  Here’s some tips:

Don’t shake your bottle: Those silver ‘mixing balls’ in your nail varnish bottle activate the ingredients and ensure consistency. To get them working for you, simply roll your nail polish bottle between the palms of your hands, but do not shake it.

Seal the tip of your nail: So many of us paint our nails without capping off the top. Once you’ve painted the entire nail bed, drag some polish horizontally across the top edge of your nail. This will seal the polish.

Stay away from the shower straight after you’ve painted your nails: Your nail beds rapidly expand in the hot water, moving the nail polish with it. This causes instant cracks and can chip your polish when your nail beds return to their normal size. Equally, don’t paint your nails straight after a shower.

Apply your nail polish in thin layers: If you apply your polish in thick layers, it won’t dry on to the nail properly. For best protection and application security, thin secure layers are best.  The good news is, if the first layer is streaky, don’t worry, as this can be covered up with your second layer.

Begin with a base layer of polish, a layer of polish, another layer and finally a top coat. Ensure that you let each layer dry before you apply the next, so that the polish has stuck to the nail. If you’re unsure about whether your as dried, check if its appearance has shifted from a wet-look to a glossy shine.

Make sure your fingers and nails are clean and dry: While this may seem obvious, any oils left over from hand and nail products can prevent your nail polish from sticking. This will also occur if your fingers are wet, oily, or particularly warm IE: if you have been eating hot, greasy food.

Where is a Good Place to Look for These?

When you buy nail polish online, you need to be aware of imitation products.  Word of mouth is the best way to find a great (or not so great!) online retailer.  Consider asking a friend, family member or colleague who you know will buy it online who they used and what they thought of the beauty product.

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