This isn't a question, just an opinion really. I absolutely LOVE your blog and all the amazing nail polish colors. They're so beautiful. <3 I've never been more amazed.
Awh, thank you! Readers like you keep me going. <3
I was wondering if you know of any good yellow polishes? All the ones I have seemed to try are really badly formulated (ie, too streaky or too thick). Help?
My favorite yellow creme polish right now is China Glaze’s Happy Go Lucky. I used it in both my bees and my dried flowers manicures. If you like a bit of shimmer in your yellow polish, try China Glaze’s Solar Power. Another yellow creme that I discovered recently is Milani’s Yellow Whiz. It dries quickly and is very affordable. You can see it in my water marbling here. I have had no trouble with the formula in these polishes, so give them a try! :)
I have also heard good things about Zoya’s Pippa, but I have yet to try it.
Hope that helps! Feel free to message me again if you have any further questions, or talk to me on Facebook! :)
Hi Mandie! Love your blog :) I recently bought a top coat for the first time and it works wonders. It made my nails so much shinier and the tips don't chip as frequently. The only problem is my nail polish just peels off in sheets after a couple days, like the whole nail at once. Am I doing something wrong? I thought it was supposed to make my manicure last longer!
Hello there, dear anonymous! Thank you very much for reading my blog. I am glad you love it. <3
There is always that one top coat that will work for you, but not necessarily for others. My absolute favorite at the moment is T-L-Gel’s super top coat (it promises high-shine and smells like roses when dry), but I also go to Seche Vite and Out the Door. Not all top coats work with particular brands of nail polish. Some top coats may actually smear your base color, and some may just come out too thick. Continue to experiment with various types until you find the one because the right top coat can AND will make your manicure last longer.
Aside from the type of top coat, the only other reason (that I can think of) that would be causing your manicure to peel off completely is the number of layers of polish you are applying and how you are applying it. I never apply more than one layer of top coat because the formula in top coats is usually thicker than regular polishes. If you put on too many layers too quickly, the polishes build up, which can easily get dented if they do not properly dry. Once you have that dent, it can get caught on your clothes, or you may just be tempted to pick on it. Since there were many layers, the entire manicure can simply peel off. Imagine painting one coat of polish on one area of a glass table, and then painting about 3 or 4 coats of polish on another area of that table. Which would be easier to peel off? This is not to say that you should not use more than 2 coats of polish per manicure (trust me, I have used 6 or more coats to reach opacity for some polishes, e.g. Bayou Blitz). Just remember to let each layer dry completely before you slap on the next.
Good luck! :) - Mandie
PS: Don’t feel discouraged! You are not doing anything wrong. Continue to learn through trial and error until you perfect your technique. With the right top coat, it can surely prolong the life of your manicure. Feel free to talk to me via Facebook for quick response time!
On the Pretty & Polished nail site, whereeee can you find the spot to actually buy the nail polish?
Hello there! Pretty & Polished is an indie brand created by a hardworking lady named Chelsea. If you’re interested in buying her creations, you’ll need to stalk her Etsy store here. She opens roughly every two weeks, but you have to be quick because she sells out within minutes. Good luck! :)