Beautifully painted nails with Skins nail polish
Nail polish has been a favourite make-up product for many for years. Not only does it allow you to express your personal style, painted nails are also a fashion statement and can make your hands look groomed and elegant. Go for a colour that matches your outfit, for chic neutrals or just classic reds. Or go bold with a bright neon nail polish for a bold look. At Skins you will find countless products to make your nails real eye-catchers.
What types of nail polish are there?
Regular nail polish is the most traditional form. It offers a wide range of colours and finishes, from glossy to matte. Regular nail polish is easy to apply and remove, but the durability is generally shorter. Gel polish, on the other hand, has gained popularity in recent years because of its long-lasting and chip-resistant formula. It is applied like regular nail polish, but needs to be cured under a special UV or LED lamp. This makes the gel polish last longer; sometimes up to two weeks.
Water-based nail polish is an eco-friendly nail polish that contains no harmful chemicals. This type is safe for both adults and children. It is easy to apply and dries quickly. However, keep in mind that the shelf life may be slightly shorter than other types of nail polish. Want to give your nails an extra twist? Then choose nail polish with special effects, such as glitters, holographic particles or magnetic pigments. These nail polishes create unique and eye-catching designs that are sure to attract attention. With nail stickers, you can give your nails a temporarily groomed look, even if you don't want to apply regular nail polish for once.
Applying a groomed nail polish
Always start with clean, dry nails. Remove any residue of nail polish and gently push back your cuticles. This ensures a smooth surface and better nail polish adhesion. Always apply a basecoat before applying coloured nail polish. This is because a basecoat provides a protective barrier between the nails and the polish. Next, go for 2 to 3 coats of nail polish. With a topcoat, you seal the nail polish in, so to speak, and ensure a shiny, long-lasting finish.