Saturday 30 June 2018

Ask TBI: Stop My Nail Polish Chipping!

Question: My nail polish always chips after only a few days of applying it. What am I doing wrong? - Daniella, London.

Answer: It is likely that your nails have a tiny amount of oil left on them when you apply polish. When nails are not cleaned correctly, dirt and oil is left behind. This prevents the basecoat from sticking to the nail properly, causing it to flake away and take the nail polish with it.

There are two things you can do to avoid this happening in the future. The first is to clean your nails twice before applying a basecoat. The second is to always use an acetone based nail polish remover to strip away any oil. I would recommend using the Nailtiques Non-Acetone Remover 120ml (£6.50 However please avoid acetone if you have acrylic nails - it will melt those fuckers, sis.

I also recommend a quality nail polish brand, like Kure Bazaar. All nail polishes (£15 in the range are 90% natural and free of the 10 nasty ingredients commonly found in many other lacquers. Kure Bazaar replace these nasties with heroes ingredients like vitamin E and bamboo, to strengthen and repair the nails. Kure Bazaar have a wide range of colours but, more importantly, their polishes are easy to apply, have a smooth, easy-to-apply consistency and have real lasting power.

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