Post # 1
I have been obsessive about my nails latley because I am a waiting bee, and a proposal is in the near future. Sometimes when I paint my nails there are these tiny bubbles or bumps that form when the polish dries. Does this happen to anyone else? Why does this happen?
I tried to do some research and thought maybe it is because the nail polish is too old, or maybe I am putting it on too thick? I bought new polishes, tried thin layers, thick kayers, different top clear coats, ect. Sometimes it happens and sometimes it does not. I cant figure it out and its driving me crazy!
Also, how you paint your nails? What works best for you? By that I mean do you use a base coat and top coat, how many layers of nail polish? I have been using a base/top coat with 2 layers of color. What works best to prevent chipped polish?
Any suggestions for products you love? Thanks for your help.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@animallover: A Yahoo answer:
Shaking doesn’t ruin a polish. Don’t worry. Bubbles can happen for a ton of reasons besides shaking. Here are some causes:
A humid environment <
this is the reason I get them; I live in FloridaDoing your nails by a fan or air conditioner Blowing on your nails to get them to try Using too thick of coats Layering too many coats quickly, which makes it too thick. Oils or moisture still left on your nails (make sure you go over your nails with remover before you polish, even if there is no polish on your nails. It helps remove the oils).
The brand of nail polish has nothing to do with bubbles.
Post # 4
I always use a top coat, roll the bottle between my hands then paint one thin coat at a time. The only time I get bubbles is when the polish is old.
Post # 5
Did you shake the nail polish bottle before applying it? Instead, you should roll it between your hands, or on the table. Also, make sure you apply thin layers instead of trying to apply a thick one to less the number of layers. Some polished are good with just two layers, some you need 3 or 4. Depends on the color and brand.
If your polish is too thick, you can add some nail polish thinner. Nail polish basically lasts forever if you maintain its consistency. Some people even collect vintage polishes.
Post # 6
@animallover: A nail salon tech told me its when you don’t use a base coat. I never used to and I like reds which stain my real nails. Now I always use a base coat and haven’t had either problem!
Post # 7
this happens to me too it drives me nuts lol
ive heard keeping it in the fridge helps but ive yet to test this myself
Post # 8
Sometimes my top coat leaves bubbles. Only if I lay it on too thick. I use Seche Vite fast dry top coat. By FAR the best top coat I have ever used!
Post # 9
The only time I’ve ever had bubbles is if I’ve not washed my hands between using nail polish remover and putting on fresh polish. Any residue of remover will cause the new polish to bubble – especially the new ones with nail conditioners in them – they can be a bit oily. Could this be the reason?