Hi there, I just want to see what all the polish lovers out there think about this topic.
I for one, am for regular polish over gelish. I have found out that if applied on a propperly prepped nail, regular polish can last for weeks. Gelish is harder to remove than regular polish. You don’t need the special light and it is cheaper to change every other week. Here are 7 steps to perfect colored nails.
1.- Make sure you remove with acetone all the nail polish you might have.
2.- Use a buffer block to smooth out all the ridges on your nails.
3.- Once you smooth out the ridges, do another acetone pass to remove all the white residue from the smooth buffing
4.- Apply one coat of nail primer
5.- Apply one coat of you favorite base coat
6.- Apply 2 or 3 coats of your favorite nail color, depending on how thin of thick the polish might be, you may need up to 3 coats, metalics usually are thiner.
7.- Apply a Fast drying top coat
There, that will give you 15 or more days of perfect, non chipped colored nails. It might even give you more, but since your nails will grow, you need to repeat so the growth won’t show. Even if you go to a nail tech to change your polish, make sure to tell them these 7 steps because not all techs use primer or base coat.