June 5, 2013

Simple Nail Polish Buying Tips + My Little Collection

I really love to indulge and imagine what color would be the best to wear and to pair of course. If you have thigh budget but wanting to own a fair amount of nail paint or don't want to spend much money on nail polishes, or maybe you are just starting and experimenting, here are the quick tips for you:

1. Look for cheap but good quality nail polishes- Being low-priced doesn't mean suffering on quality. Look for brands that is cheap but has good consistency. You don't want a nail polish that is too sheer when you apply and seems you must apply more than 4 coats just to achieve the opacity you are aiming. 3 coats should be the maximum number per application. Going beyond these numbers means too much. I have talked about it here and showed a mini haul here.
2. Consider the color before buying - If you are up for the long time usage of every bottle you are buying, you must consider the color first. Is it suitable for everyday use? Is it decent enough to wear in the office or school? Is this color not yet outdated?
3. Invest in basics - Base coat, nail hardener and top coat are the essentials of nail application process. (insert usage)
4. Invest on neutral shades - The first colors you should have are those neutral shades like black, white, brown, skin tone, and tan. They will be your life- savers if you need to quickly replace your nail color to match you outfit. These shades pretty blends with any color so it will save your time and lessen your stress to think of the best color to wear given an ample amount of time.
5. Glitter nail polish/ top coat - glitters as we all know are the least way to glamor-ize your nails. They will stand as instant design and instant glam when you think your current nail color is too plain.
6. Do not panic buy - Maximum number of bottle per purchase should be at least 2 and not more than 3 depending on the frequency of your purchase and usage. I normally change my nail color every week and I am buying new nail polish(es) once a month. When I have wore all the new colors that I bought, I will mix and match the colors I have in my mini nail polish collection like decorating it with simple nail arts like dots, hearts or leopard prints. My minimal design will be changing the color of my ring finger from the rest of my nails. (You can find my creations here)

My current nail polish storage. If this grew bigger, I may place them in a bigger storage as well. 
I hope these simple tips have helped you. :)


Life's a shoe said...

such a fabulous collection! great tips too!

Justyna said...

a large collection of nail polishes :-)

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