August 23, 2011
There's nothing worse than gearing up for a big night only to realize your manicure isn't up to par. Here are a few quick fixes that can help you get back on track:
The problem: Your polish is chipping.
The fix: To avoid chipping always use a quality professional nail polish. Read the bottle. Some polishes won't work as effectively if they aren't used with a certain base or top coat. You can try cheating the issue by applying a subtle coat of sparkle polish between coats of your regular polish. Sparkle polish contains a glue-like adhesive that will increase durability.
The problem: Your polish is too thick.
The fix: If you've had a particular polish for a long time, it can become thick and hard to apply. There are two things you can do here. The first option is to add a little nail polish thinner. If you don't happen to have any on hand, however, a few drops of acetone should do in a pinch.
The problem: Bubbles appear in your polish.
The fix: This often occurs in cheaper polishes after they've been shaken. Instead of shaking the bottle, roll it between your palms. Then wait until the contents have settled before applying.