A. Yes. They are 100% my own natural nails. I use to wear enhancements (acrylics) but I find they're quite damaging. Besides, polishing your own nails is so much more fun.
Q: What basecoat and topcoat do you use?
A: I use a variety of products for different things. My basecoat lately I have been using Pro-Fx line which can be purchased from Walmart. My standard, go-to topcoat is Seche Vite sometimes I use Poshe. I like using Gelous basecoat for smoothing out chunky glitters. Other good topcoats Nubar Diamont Shine Topcoat, Barielle Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender, NYC In a minute quick dry
Q: What nail polish remover do you use?
A: My all time favorite remover is Zoya Remove+, I also use Onyx professional (from Walmart) since it's pure acetone I mix it with glycerin to keep my nails from drying out.
Q: What nail file do you use?
A: I use either an OPI or Swissco glass/crystal file. Crystal files smoothes down the edges. I also keep one in my purse because you never know when you might get a break or a tear.
Q: How do you polish your nails without getting any on the cuticles? How do you get an even line at the cuticles?
A: Practice practice practice. Sometimes I can get it perfect and sometimes not. Here's how I apply polish:
- Start with an adequate amount of polish on the brush. You may need more if it's a thick formula, less if it's runny, but it should be enough to cover the nail without drying out or streaking.
- Place the brush a few millimeters from where you want the polish to end. Don't put it right up against the cuticle.
- Press down gently on the brush. It should curve the shape of your cuticle.
- Swipe the brush down the middle toward the free edge. Then the sides of the nail. The fewer strokes, the better and smoother the application will be.
Q: How do you keep your cuticles looking nice?
A: Moisture, Moisture, Moisture. I can't say it enough. I use Coconut Oil, China Glaze peppermint cuticle oil, and Chi ceramic cuticle oil but my all time favorite is Otica intense cuticle repair balm. I keep a jar of it in my purse and night stand.