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Best Nail Polish

Best Nail Polish

Nothing can dress up your hands and feet like a good nail polish. But not all nail polish colors look good on everyone. And, different brands have different formulations of nail polish.
Rimlee Bhuyan
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2019
Beautiful female nails
It is said that your hands give out your true age. So it is very important not only to pay attention to your face, but also take care of your hands. The best way to pamper your hands is to go for regular manicures.
Go for a weekly hand massage to make your hands look good and to increase circulation and promote nail growth. Applying nail polish is an instant way of grooming your hands and giving them a perfect look. There are many different shades of nail polish available and you can choose one to match your outfit and/or skin tone.
Best Nail Paint Colors
Black red tip nails in warm cardigan
The best nail polish colors for people with long fingers are any darker shades of maroon, pink, plum, and coral. Avoid nail polish in red color if you have very long nails as this looks very unattractive.
Hands with manicured nails covered with pink nail polish
If you have short stubby fingers, then the best nail polish colors are pale shades of pink, browns and nude shades.
Nail polish collar color lake
There are different varieties of nail paint that are available to suit your particular needs. Nail polish or nail enamel are available in different formulas like chip resistant formulas, quick drying formulas and nail strengthening formulas.
Hands of young woman with french manicure on the towel
If you love the sophistication of French manicure, but are bored with the same pale colors, opt for glittery light pink or white nail polish. OPI's Alpine Snow and Coney Island Cotton Candy are two of the best nail polish shades for a French manicure.
Lilac French manicure
You should also choose nail polish colors based on your skin tone since what might look great in a nail polish bottle might look unflattering when applied on your nails. The best nail enamel colors for fair skin are bright pink, purple, berry red and nudes.
Nails with manicure covered with gold and silver nail polish
Women with a dusky skin tone can carry off shades of gold, russet, chocolate, coral and lighter shades of pink.
Tips for Applying Nail Polish
Here are some tips on applying nail polish that will make you look glamorous and well-groomed.

♠ Remove all traces of old nail varnish from your nails before applying a new coat of nail polish.

♠ Use a good quality nail polish remover soaked in a cotton ball and wipe your nails in one single quick motion.
♠ Avoid using nail polish remover that contains acetone as this might damage your nails and make the polish chip off easily.

♠ File your nails with a nail filer and avoid filing the corners of the nails as it makes the nail brittle.
♠ If you have short fingers, avoid shaping your nails in a square tip as it makes your fingers look stubby. Oval shape in nails looks flattering on all types of finger shapes.

♠ Before applying polish, wipe your nails with a nail polish remover to remove the traces of oil or dirt on them that may cause the nail polish to smudge or chip.
♠ Apply a base coat over your nails before applying nail polish as it helps in strengthening the nails.

♠ Wipe the nail polish brush on the mouth of the bottle to remove excess nail paint and then sweep the nail polish on each nail in three strokes.
♠ For best nail enamel application, apply a thin layer of polish on the middle of the nail and then one stroke on the left and one on the right. Repeat this technique on all the fingernails of your hands.

♠ Allow the first coat to dry completely, before applying a second coat of nail polish.
♠ If you do not want your nail polish to smudge then avoid moving your fingers for a few minutes after applying the polish.

♠ Apply a thin layer of a transparent topcoat so that the nail polish looks glossy and the nail paint does not chip.

♠ Use an orangewood stick that has been dipped in a nail polish remover along each side of the nails to fix any mistakes.
Some of the best nail polish brands are:
» Essie
» OPI Nail Lacquer
» Orly
» Smith & Cult
» Deborah Lippmann
» Priti NYC
Painting the toe nails
♠ The best nail polish colors for your toes are vibrant reds, blues and bright corals. You need to reapply nail polish every two weeks to keep them looking fresh and new.