I'm Victoria, I'm 22, and I love nail art! I just wanted to share my nails with anyone who might like them! I hope you enjoy :)
janelnm122 said: Couple of questions.. I have been trying to get more into doing my own nails for the most part I love it. But my nails are so weak and brittle and peel a lot. I use a base coat all the time but it never seems to help any suggestions, should I use fake nails? A better base coat? and what is your favorite top coat? Anytime I do my nails they only last for a day or two, and I am not that rough on them. How long does it take for polish to dry before you add a second coat? Thanks so much!!!
Well I’d suggest using some type of strengthening base coat. I’m currently using Duri Rejuvacote, but some others are also OPI Nail Envy, Essie Grow Stronger, Sally Hansen Hard As Nails, etc. Moisturizing your cuticles/nails will also likely help so if you don’t already use a cuticle oil or cream you might want to invest in one. My favorite top coat hands down is Seche Vite! Manis don’t usually last more than a few days since I change them, but I have minimal chipping. A good base coat can also improve the life of a mani. Before I started using strengthener as a base, Orly Bonder worked great for me! As for how long a polish takes to dry, it really depends on the polish, but I usually add a second coat straight after painting 1 coat on all 10 fingers, unless the polish is especially difficult. Anytime! Hope I was helpful :)
Still in a Disney mood, so I gave The Little Mermaid a try. I know the writing on my thumb is all effed up, but I had to include it anyways because glitter. Lol
And one more pic of China Glaze There’s Snow One Like You, because I think it shows the texture a bit better.
China Glaze - There’s Snow One Like You
Before I tried this polish, I was pretty convinced I wasn’t going to like it, just based on swatches I’ve seen, but now..idk I think I like it. It’s definitely interesting. I doubt I’ll wear it often, but it’s pretty cool. Next time I’ll make sure to use white as a base.
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind? Pocahontas (my favorite Disney movie) was on the other day & I was inspired!
Gradient + outline. Inspired by the colors of my helmers!
OPI - Dating A Royal, Fly
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White, Cool Gray
cats-weed-sleep said: Hello ;) I absolutely love ur blog and nails ! I was wondering if I may have ur opinion on an indestructible top coat? ;) I have experimented with many, sally hansen being my go to & my nail polish chips on a daily. :/ thank you !!
Thanks so much! Well, I’m not sure about indestructible. To be honest, I’ve never experimented with top coat myself. The first one I tried was Seche Vite years ago & I’ve been using it ever since! Lol. I personally think it’s amazing. Dries super fast, adds a beautiful shine & definitely gives me a lasting manicure..though I usually only keep a mani for a few days.