Monday, October 6, 2014

Battle Of The Top Coats & How To Grow Out Weak Nails

Super Nail Top Coat (Dollar Tree)
  • Watery
  • Tacky When Dry
  • Chips Within 2 Days

Savina Matte Top Coat
  • Thick
  • Cloudy Over Dark Colors
  • Chips Within 5 Days

Savina Chip Free Top Coat
  • Watery
  • Feels Like Nothing
  • Chips Within 5 Days

China Glaze Patent Leather Top Coat
  • Thick
  • Applies Good Amount In One Coat
  • Chips Within 7-10 Days

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat
  • Thick
  • Smells Like Melted Plastic
  • Chips Within 6-10 Days

Revlon Calcium Gel Nail Hardener
  • Cloudy
  • Fills In Ridges
  • Chips Within 7-10 Days

Super Nail (Pure Acetone)
  • Great for cleanup on indirect nail area
  • Keep this away from your actual nail if possible

KLEANCOLOR Wizard Pads (Acetone Free)
  • Easily removes most polish & colors 
  • Infuses nails with oils 

How I Grew My Weak, Flexible Nails Out 
& How To Keep Them From Breaking

  • Reduce acetone use on actual nail 
  • Refrain from filing back and forth
  • Use household tools to open difficult items
To keep my nails from breaking, I always have them coated in protective polishes. I begin by cleaning my nails completely and washing them with cold water and soap. After drying, I apply one coat of Revlon's Calcium Gel Nail Hardener. I feel that applying this directly to the nail makes the hardener more effective. I then apply a coat of Relon's Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat to give my nails a protective layer of gel, and top of with another coat of the Nail Hardener allowing each coat to dry in between applications. 

By putting three layers of gel and hardener on my nails I have seen quick and simple nail growth like never before. This combination usually lasts about a week before I need to reapply or get the urge to add color. Over the past month my nails have grown longer than I've ever maintained and I have only had 3 minor breaks that entire period. In case you are curious, I usually chip, split or break a nail every other day. 

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