What nail polish do you have on at the moment?

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  • kenzie!kenzie! Posts: 5,055Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote: »
    Saila wrote: »

    I'd like the Endurance for summer! Pretty!


    Question: When you all polish your nails, do you leave that much space between the polish and the cuticle? :?

    My nails grow so fast that I usually push the cuticle back right before polishing so it has longer to grow out. Most of the model pics look like my nails after a week of growth!

    The reason bloggers leave that gap is so that they don't get polish all over their cuticles. That way they don't have to clean up around their nails, and they can keep the polish remover off of their skin so that they don't get terribly dry hands. It also is quicker to remove if it doesn't cover the entire nail, which is important when you're swatching 10 colors at a time.

    When they do real manicures their polish goes all the way to the edges of their nails.
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    I am wearing a very sparkly bright red called "OMB!" by Nicole (which is an OPI brand). There was a tag on the bottle with The Bieb's picture on it but I bought it anyway because it is RED AND SPARKLY!

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  • SailaSaila Posts: 1,212Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    CurliLocks wrote: »
    Saila wrote: »

    I'd like the Endurance for summer! Pretty!


    Question: When you all polish your nails, do you leave that much space between the polish and the cuticle? :?

    My nails grow so fast that I usually push the cuticle back right before polishing so it has longer to grow out. Most of the model pics look like my nails after a week of growth!

    No, I don't. That space is referred to as "the gap" in the nail world, I think. People who have nail polish blogs swatch a lot of nail polish. All that apply/remove/repeat is hard on their nails and cuticles, so they leave that space to make it a bit easier on them.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    kenzie! wrote: »
    CurliLocks wrote: »
    Saila wrote: »

    I'd like the Endurance for summer! Pretty!


    Question: When you all polish your nails, do you leave that much space between the polish and the cuticle? :?

    My nails grow so fast that I usually push the cuticle back right before polishing so it has longer to grow out. Most of the model pics look like my nails after a week of growth!

    The reason bloggers leave that gap is so that they don't get polish all over their cuticles. That way they don't have to clean up around their nails, and they can keep the polish remover off of their skin so that they don't get terribly dry hands. It also is quicker to remove if it doesn't cover the entire nail, which is important when you're swatching 10 colors at a time.

    When they do real manicures their polish goes all the way to the edges of their nails.
    Saila wrote: »
    CurliLocks wrote: »
    Saila wrote: »

    I'd like the Endurance for summer! Pretty!


    Question: When you all polish your nails, do you leave that much space between the polish and the cuticle? :?

    My nails grow so fast that I usually push the cuticle back right before polishing so it has longer to grow out. Most of the model pics look like my nails after a week of growth!

    No, I don't. That space is referred to as "the gap" in the nail world, I think. People who have nail polish blogs swatch a lot of nail polish. All that apply/remove/repeat is hard on their nails and cuticles, so they leave that space to make it a bit easier on them.
    Thank you both! Makes sense. I didn't think about all the photos being from bloggers. :)
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  • TRBLTRBL Posts: 5,294Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Not my nails, but I just bought this polish (Love It!) OPI Suzi Skis the Pyrenese - Suede

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    It chipped really quickly though. Next time I might put a top coat on...

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  • SailaSaila Posts: 1,212Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    TRBL - Did you use a basecoat? I know a lot of matte/suede polishes tell you not to use a basecoat, but I've heard you can usually get away with it and it greatly extends the life of the manicure.
  • TRBLTRBL Posts: 5,294Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I didn't /insert embarrased look/

    I didn't even realize I had bought 'suede' polish, until I started painting my nailes, and then I was like "ooooooh, this is different, it's kinda cool!"
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  • SailaSaila Posts: 1,212Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It does look really cool! I've never used a matte/suede polish, but I have heard they chip faster than regular cremes.
  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    Saila wrote: »
    It does look really cool! I've never used a matte/suede polish, but I have heard they chip faster than regular cremes.

    That's been my experience. I love the suede/matte look for winter, but it drove me crazy how quickly it chipped.
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  • SailaSaila Posts: 1,212Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I am about to put Zoya's Edyta on my nails. Ohhhh, it's sooo gorgeous and delicious. Pictures don't do it justice. Honestly.

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  • ArjaeArjae Posts: 412Registered Users
    I just put Zoya "Indigo" on my toes. It's dark blue with teeny sparkles. :)
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,727Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Revlon in Royal. I haven't bought any Revlon polish in years. They seemed to only have dozens of variations of red, but they now have some great new colors (and some scented polish too, which is kinda cool.)

    This pic does not do justice. It is really an electric royal blue.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    just clear now

    but i recently did this and it was cool: YouTube - Plum Gradient Nails
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  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,684Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    ChG Rainbow with a coat of Essie Marshmallow as base coat (I skipped real base coat this time) to get Rainbow more opaque.
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  • bjanellebjanelle Posts: 9Registered Users
    I am wearing a nude Color my first trying a nude color and I love it.

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  • A. LoveA. Love Posts: 519Registered Users
    OPI San-Tantonio

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  • JC's MorenaBronxMamiJC's MorenaBronxMami Posts: 80Registered Users
    Ruby Blaze (from Sally's) on my toes, bare fingers -
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    OPI Chicago Champagne Toast on my toes. And nothing on my fingernails because I fell last week and am now sporting a big ol' brace on my right hand/wrist/forearm, so I can't paint my nails. :(
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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users Curl Novice
    I'm wearing Zoya Apple on my fingers and Zoya Reva on my toes.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I did this last night. Yellow, Orange, Red gradient look:
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  • A. LoveA. Love Posts: 519Registered Users
    Rimmel stiletto red

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    Free handed....

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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    China Glaze Hi Def. I like the holo bits. It's sort of a cornflower blue that is also a bit grey. It fits the rainy weather we've been having, yet the sparkle/holo still keeps a little brightness.

    I wanted to do a water marble for Easter, but I really don't have any pastel polish.


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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users Curl Neophyte

    Still wearing...lol
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  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    Zoya Dove.
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  • kenzie!kenzie! Posts: 5,055Registered Users
    1 coat Sinful Colors I Love You over 2 coats Orly Cotton Candy. Together it makes a pretty mid-purple with lots of glittery bits.
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  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,684Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Zoya Jules. It's fun and I love it. Sort of subtle golden bling. I can't get the pic to work :(
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  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    OPI Firefly. This is the second time I'm wearing it and still not sure if I like it. Next time I'm going to use it as a top over another color. It's much more gold than in looks in the bottle.
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  • TRBLTRBL Posts: 5,294Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Fingers and toes are fire-engine red.
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  • A. LoveA. Love Posts: 519Registered Users
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