Post # 1
You know that beautiful ultra pale goes-with-anything pink nail polish color, the one that looks like this (http://hypegirls.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/sallyHansenPetalPusherLightPinkCreme.jpg)?
It’s so hard to get those thin pink colors to cooperate sometimes! Sometimes I get it spot on, and then other times it goes on splotchy, thicker in some spots than others. Does anyone have any advice to get it consistently even, without having to layer it 6 times?
I just started doing Shellac at home. I got their Romantique color and I love it, but it is that thin whiteish-pink type that is so persnickerty.
Post # 3
have you tried layering the shellac? I personally like one coat of beau, as a base, with one coat of romantique over top.
Post # 4
I splurged a really good quality nail polish (Chanel’s “Ballerina”) and I have found that two coats of it goes on extraordinarily smooth and looks great without needing more coats.
Post # 5
@frogprincess: I know what you mean. Try Essie or OPI brand nail polish. A base coat usually helps. Apply two thin coats and yo should be all set. A clear fast dry top coat is good too
Post # 6
I actually have that color of sally hansen insta dry- its great. With that brand it takes me two coats to get even coverage, with about 10 minutes between coats. The only problem I find is after about 3 or 4 uses, while the bottle still has polish in it, its no longer the right consistancy o go on smoothly. I usually end up tossing the polish and starting a new one at that point.
In general each brand is different in how many coats you need/how smooth it is, but I definitly find after its been open for a while it gets harder and harder to use.
Post # 7
i find for me it really depends on the brade on nail polish i am using…. i seem to have the best luck with essie or OPI
Post # 8
@MissNoodles: That is a good idea! I will try that.
@MsMindle and @purple_sofia: A good brand makes all the difference! When I got regular nail polish in that light pink color I always had to spend a little bit more… but like nikkialys said, it starts to clump up after a while! It gets really sticky. I don’t know what the problem is with that type of color. I’ve never had that problem with any other color.
I am really done with regular nail polish, though. It takes forever to dry, it’s so easy to mess up, and even a perfect job only lasts me 2-3 days tops before it starts to fall apart. I’ve done acrylics for over a year and love them except the cost! So I’m trying the gel nails now.