As the purveyors of must-have manicures and treatments, nail spa Nailgirls know a thing or two about beautiful nails. Here’s their paint-by-numbers rundown of how to achieve the perfect nail colour finish…
1. Remove absolutely all residue with nail polish remover. Acetone can be very drying for the nails, so stick to a non-acetone remover like Nailtiques Non-Acetone Remover, £6.34 if you can.
2. Apply Nailgirls Super Base to ensure a long-lasting, colour-true and even application of nail colour. This is especially important if you’re using a dark or especially vibrant colour, as these can often stain the nail bed. Let this dry for 60 seconds.
3. Apply your chosen nailgirls colour. I’m loving blues at the moment, so I’d plump for Blue #6, a gorgeous creme shade that looks great on both fingers and toes. Allow to dry for 60 seconds, and then repeat the process.
4. Remember: re-dip your brush before painting each nail to prevent colour streaking, and to ensure the most even application.
5. Once dry, apply the Nailgirls Super Finish top coat for incredible shine and protection.
6. Air dry your way to the perfect paint finish.
7. When you think that they might be done, very gentle touch two nails together. When you hear that tell-tale ‘ching’ sound2, then you’re all done!