Since I announced that I was going to take part in project polish I have been contacted by a number of you asking how I am going to be able to keep my nails in a good condition which will allow me to continue painting my nails throughout the year. I have a nail routine which hopefully is actually helping make them stronger.
The first product which I use is the Nail HQ All in One which is amazing as this works a product which makes my nails so much stronger than they would normally be. I would compare this product to the nail envy from OPI however, this product is actually a fraction of the price it is only £7.99. This product is semi matte which means that it could be used by men as well because I know a lot of guys who have nails which split and can cause them problems. I have really weak nails at the moment which keep cracking the reason behind this could be due to the fact that I am painting my nails so much.
The next step in my nail care is applying my base coat for this currently, I am using is the Essie all in one base coat. This is one which I have a very small amount left I have had this bottle for a fair few years and it has stopped nail polish which used to stain my nails from doing so. Even the bright colours and the blacks which I used to be obsessed with. This again is a product which is supposed strengthen nails and as well as smooth your nails, I can not say which product is making my nails stronger, however, I can say that this one is making my nails smooth as then my nails polish colour goes on so much smoother which makes them look so much nicer.
The next step for me is to apply usually two coats of nail polish colour this can actually change it does depend on the formulae as some do actually need more coats. This is in order not to look to sheer all of the polishes which I have in my project polish only need a couple of coats. I prefer not having to use too many layers of polish as it can take a long time to dry which can mean that I am more likely to smudge my nails. The colour polish in the picture on this post is actually the Essie Haute in the heat.
The final product which I have is the Sally Hansen Nail Shine Top Coat this is one of my favourite top coats due to the fact that this can make my nail polish last for up to a week. This polish does actually claim it can make your nails stay for up to 10 days however, I do not think I have a polish which has lasted this long. This top coat does actually make your nails shine which is a good thing for me because I have a few polishes which are Matte shades which I want to make like normal glossy polishes. This polish I do believe has actually been discontinued and can only be purchased from Nail Polish Direct however, I do not know how long this will be able to be purchased.
What do you have in your nail care routine if you have one?
This post included a PR sample however, all views are my own.
I know that I said that was not going to purchase nail polish this year. I have decided that I am going to limit the amount that I can purchase instead due to the fact that I don’t think that I can go the whole year without purchasing polish. In the month of January I have done well I have only purchased 5 polishes which all were from Nail Inc from the Gel Effect range and managed to pick them in TK Maxx for £4.99 each instead of £14.
I have made so much progress on some of my nail polishes which are in my project polish which you can read all about here there will be an update next week on my progress, Anyway on to the shades which I picked up in this haul.
I picked up 5 polishes all in shades which I think that are so easy to wear. The first polish is Downtown which is a really neon pink shade in the bottle I just think this is going to look amazing in the summer months.
The bright blue shade is Mercer Street which again I purchased because of the fact that I thought it would be an amazing again the the summer months I realised I have a lot of dark colours in my collection at the moment so I would purchase some summer ones so I have a combination of both.
Old Bond street is one which I could not say no to due to the fact that I really love purple nails. This shade looks amazing at any time of year I can say, It will look amazing on my nails at this time of year and then would look nice on my toe nails later in the year when it becomes a bit warmer,
Regents Place is a beautiful pale blue shade which will look amazing on the finger nails in the summer it is not like any other shades which I seem to own. This is one which I think would be perfect to use for nail art.
Finally I have the shade Bond Street which is a dark plum colour which will look beautiful in the autumn months which is why I picked it up because I know that when it comes to that time of year I will not be able to find it again so that is why I picked it up this time. However I may not use it till then.
What shades do you love from the nail inc gel effect range?