Since I have been so into nail polish, nail stamping, etc lately, I thought I would share the items that I use to help achieve a better manicure. I am NOT the best at getting or keeping a perfect manicure, but these items have helped a lot.
BASECOAT: Orly Bonder Rubberized Basecoat – The rubber component of this basecoat helps the polish really stick to your nails. It’s easy to apply and dries in a flash. By the time you finish painting Bonder on your 10th finger, you are ready to start your first coat of color on your first finger.
TOPCOAT: Seche Vite – I know this is a love-it-or-hate-it product (and is NOT 3-free), but the truth is, it has a lot of fans and has reached legendary status among nail aficionados because it WORKS. It’s super thick and dries very shiny/glossy and HARD. If you use this and let it dry thoroughly, you won’t have those dents, dings, or fabric marks in your manicure.
DRY DROPS: Qtica Half Time Accelerator – I will never again paint my nails without dry drops. These from Qtica are the only ones I have tried, but they were highly recommended and I love them. When I put on my Seche Vite topcoat, I wait 3 minutes, then put a drop or 2 on each nail, then wait about 5 minutes, then wash my hands and I’m 100% good to go and I don’t have to worry about being careful.
All 3 products are readily available at Ulta, Sally’s Beauty Supply, Amazon.com, and even drug stores (don’t quote me on this, but I’m pretty sure I have seen all 3 at CVS). So you don’t have to make a special trip or hunt them down.
If you want to see more of my nail stamping adventures, check out my nail blog, Sunshine And Some Polish.
DISCLAIMER: Post above contains affiliate links, however I purchased all products mentioned above with my own money. All opinions are my own.