Nail Polish...

United States
January 21, 2007 8:43pm CST
Do you or a friend paint their nails often? what colors do you use most often? I used to be really excentric and paint them lime green and orange and hot pink (different times of course) but no i find myself painting them a deep red most of the time. do you paint your nails? if not, why not?
2 responses
@kavita23 (2996)
• India
22 Jan 07
hey!!!!!!!!!!!! personally, I've done like a french manicure at home by myself with like a different color to match my wardrobe. All you have to do is get some tape and place it on your fingers(leaving some space inorder to paint the tips) and then paint the tip whatever color you want. After it dries then you can use a clear coating. Umm other designs, I've done is made a little flower with dull pencil(or toothpick) and dipped it into the nail polish to do my design...Pokka dots, hearts, different colors.....Just use your imagination! Hope this helped!!! Nail polish will NOT hurt your nails at all. The main thing is to use a base coat before using nail polish. Base coat will protect your natural nail from staining and will also give hardening strength. When you put your polish on start w/ a very thin coat, it drys faster if it is thinner over too thick. let the polish dry for about 10 mins. than apply another thin coat and repeat until nail is the color it is supposed to be. A BIG mistake alot of people make is they apply very heavy at first and the polish take way way longer to dry and usually gets smudged. Also, use a top coat once your nails are the color desired, this helps polish stay on longer, prevents chipping and gives the nail a nice shine. Don't buy the fast speed drying polish, they get thich and clumpy fast. OPI is the absolute best polish on the line today. There is a seller on ebay (user name: Bubbler02) he sells alot of OPI Nail polish. Good luck, happy mylot day.
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• United States
22 Jan 07
ya i dont use a base coat but otherwise i do all the other things u mentioned... i have never put designs on my nails, but maybe i will look into buying more colors and doing just that... thanks for your response.
@misskatonic (3730)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I paint them every now and again. I have some bronze polish I wear most often, and somewhere I supposedly have a bottle of red. It's just not something I think of much. I'm not much of a make up girl, usually. It never occurs to me to put any on half the time.
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• United States
22 Jan 07
ya, i don't really wear makeup, but i usually do my nails once a week... its the one girlie thing i really do haha... only when i am at school though because when i am at home i work at a barn and my nails get really messy