Post # 1
Hi Bees! I was just wondering what your nail polish routine was. I just realized that I haven’t bought new polish in 6 years! So please tell me, what is your favorite brand, why, and what is your basic routine? (base coat, color, top coat?)
Post # 3
Ohhh, I’m obsessed.
My favorite brands are Zoya, Orly, and Essie. I love Zoya’s colors and the promotions they do for their fans (their Facebook page, specifically). I rarely pay full price for a bottle.
I use a Revlon quick dry base coat, usually two coats of color, and I finish it with Seche Vite top coat. SV is a super fast drying top coat that leaves a TON of shine. I love it, but it smells AWFUL. I use Zoya’s remover, it’s called Remove+. It doesn’t smell as awful as most other removers, doesn’t dry out my nails and cuticles and it works great.
Post # 4
Remove+ is the greatest nail polish remover EVER
I don’t use base coat, my nails don’t stain easily and I have 0 patience. I do three coats and use Essie’s “Good to Go” top coat. Seche Vite does dry super fast but it shrinks my polish too much.
Brand wise I have the most Essie polishes. I also use OPI, China Glaze, Zoya and Rescue Beauty Louge is my splurge. I have one Chanel polish (I dont think they’re worth the price tag at all).
Post # 5
Thanks ladies. You both just made me realize how out of the loop I am! The only polish I recognize that you posted was OPI. Need to change that ASAP! 🙂
Post # 6
@LGenz: Seche shrinks mine sometimes..usually just my Zoyas!
@TequilaSunrise: Be careful, it’s addicting 😛
Post # 7
Essie is my favorite brand for neutrals, but I like both Essie and OPI for color. I use both base and top coat – you really have to use a top coat with Essie polishes because they can turn your nails yellow (especially in the summer). I have one (it’s Essie brand) that has UV protection in it.
In terms of colors, I usually stick to Essie’s “Power Lunch” or “Bordeaux” (a rich red) for hands and OPI’s “Nomad’s Dream” or the “Bordeaux” for my toes. I am super boring when it comes to color…