Julep nail polish and manicure tips

Julep nail polish and manicure tips

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I have loved doing my nails since I was a teenager. I love nail polish. I passed some of that on to the daughter too. She was four when I started dating her dad. I quickly learned that doing our nails was bonding time for us. I always tried to have new colors for her visits. She was allowed to use my nail polish without asking because she was so good at doing her nails. It was our girly thing we shared. We have had some of our best conversations while doing manicures at night. Twenty years later and we still discuss colors and brands.
So it melted my heart that one of my Christmas gifts this year was several Julep nail polishes. The daughter knows her beauty products. (She is the one that introduced me to Lush.) I was really excited because I had never tried that brand. Love it! She later sent me a link for a special deal. I got four polishes and a lipgloss for $24 (with shipping). Each bottle retails for $14 so it was a great deal. Check their specials for deals ….www.julep.com. They have amazing and rich colors and often see them pinned.

I am always looking for tips on manicures. These are some of the tips I have picked up from pins and my own nail experiences.

-Lush has a great cuticule cream … Lemony Butter that is amazing!

-Rub a cottonball of remover over nail and let dry before painting your nails. This ensures an oil free nail bed so your polish lasts longer.

I did try the vinegar pin when I did my nails last night. It works the same as swiping the nail with remover. I didn’t notice any difference and that would be healthier for your nail bed than the remover.  Next time I will do one hand of remover and one of vinegar to see if it actually works better.  Just didn’t think of that this time. 🙂

Thanks to the pin:
http://www.raininghotcoupons.com/how-to-easily-make-nail-polish-on-nails-last-longer/

-use acetone nail polish remover
Nonacetone takes longer to work and stays on nail bed longer

-use an eyeliner or lip brush to remove excess polish around nails (this is a great tip!!!)

-seal the polish on your nail tips with each coat

-make sure you are only taking a small amount of polish on the brush. You don’t want it getting goopy on the nail.

-first vertically apply polish at the nail tips. Then apply 3 strokes of polish to each nail. You want them to be thin coats of polish. Its better to do 2-3 thin coats instead of 1 thick coat.

-Don’t soak nails before doing manicure! This causes the cuticle area to shrink and after your polish dries it makes it easier to peel.

-let each coat dry a couple of minutes or else its easier to bubble and then peel.

-if possible don’t take a shower or do dishes for several hours after your manicure.  

-always apply top and base coats! This ensures a longer lasting manicure.  (I currently use Julep base and Essie speed top coat.)

 

Check out these pins for more great info:

http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/nails/7-steps-to-a-perfect-diy-manicure/

http://blog.julep.com/how-to-apply-nail-polish/

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