For us to stay and look best all the time, we, women, have to do so much stuff. From the moment we wake up, we start the day by waking up, rubbing our eyes and looking at the mess that was used to be our hair. Then we pee, take a shower and here is where the fun begins. You sit down, prep your face and paint it as if you were to battle a thousand armies. Then, you fix your hair, trying to battle through the frizz and making sure than you look presentable at work or look appropriately prepared for the day. This sounds like a lot of work but, at the end of the day, everything is worth it.
This square nail design combines nail art and a very cute pink French Tipped nails, perfect for a cute, feminine look
We do a lot of things to make sure we look good or cool. We dye our hair, we get tattoos and we wax the hair off of our bodies. All of these for the sake of looking good and feeling good. One of the most common things women do for beauty is by painting their nails. It has been around for so long and a lot of trends has came and went by. but still, nail polishes are here to stay and it shows no sign of going away.
One major nail polish staple is the pink nail polish. If you want to look cute and chic, there is no other way to go than to wear pink nail polish. So, that is what we are going to talk about here. We will be dishing out some tips on how to paint your nails well and at the same time, the best designs and styles you can do using pink nail polish. Here we go!
But first, let us talk about nail polish. Where did it originated? How did it start? Let’s all find out!
Nail polish was first created and used in China. Its utilization goes back during 3000 BC. At around 600 BC, the imperial house mostly used metallic shades such as gold and silver. As the years went by, the top color choices came with red and dark shades and went side by side with the metallic hues. By tradition, these nail polishes were made using a combination of ingredients including beeswax, egg whites, vegetable colors and gelatin.
In Egypt, the lower classes wore pale shades, while member of the high society painted their nails bronzed chestnut using henna. It was furthermore understood that preserved pharaohs had their nails painted using henna.
By the turn of the ninth century, nails were tinted with scented red oils, and either cleaned or buffed. By the nineteenth century, people favored a clean look rather than a painted look by mixing tinted powders and creams into their nails, then buffing them until a desired shine is acheived. One kind of cleaning thing sold around this time was Graf’s Hyglo nail sparkle paste.
Who would have thought that nail polish had such a very rich history? Now, let us discuss about the different types of nail polish.
Base coat is a type of nail polish That is used to strengthen the nails, improve moisture and helps the polish to stick to the nails. Some base coats are called “ridge fillers” because they can create a smooth surface, and help reduce the appearance of the ridges that can be seen on unbuffed nails. It appears as a milky-colored substance, or as an opaque pink nail polish. It is usually applied before using a tinted nail polish.
Top coat is another type of nail polish that is a clear colored formula specifically applied after putting on nail polish. Upon application, it creates a strong barrier around the nail to prevent the polish from chipping, scratching and peeling. Most top coats are labeled as “quick-drying.” Top coats help the underlying polish dry quickly, giving your nails a more finished and desired look.
There are also several types of nail polishes based on their consistency and final look.
A gel polish is a variety of nail polish made up of a type of a long lasting polymer. It is used on the nail in the same ways as traditional nail polish, but it does not dry. Instead, it is placed under an ultraviolet light source. Regular nail polishes typically last for two to seven days before it starts chipping. On the other hand, gel nail polishes can last up to two weeks, given that you observe proper application and care. However, gel nail polishes are much more difficult to remove than the regular nail polish. It is usually removed by gently pushing off the polish with a wooden stick after soaking the nails in acetone for about ten to fifteen minutes.
Matte polishes are pretty much like a regular polish. But, the main difference is that it has a dull finish rather than a shine. It can be purchased like a regular base coat in a wide variety of different colors. Matte nail polish can also be found in a top coat. Matte top coat is most useful for painting over any dry base color, giving it a very unique appearance. The matte polish will dull the shine from a usual base coat polish. This particular type of polish has become very popular these past few years because it can be very useful particularly in nail art applications. You can do a lot of designs with this nail polish and create a contrast between the shiny and matte polishes.
Now, for you to rock a pink nail polish look, here are some things you need to remember to make the most out of your nail color and make them last.
ALWAYS USE A BASE COAT
As mentioned above, base coats work by helping the nail polish adhere to something, helping the color stay for longer periods of time. Also, a base coats help prevent your nail polish to avoid leaving a stain on your nails, preserving the beauty and integrity of your nails.
AVOID QUICK DRY NAIL POLISHES
From the name itself, these variety of nail polish tend to dry fast. However, they dry out too fast that it will end up dehydrating your nails and cuticles. This will make your nails brittle and unhealthy
WANT TO DRY YOUR NAIL POLISH FASTER?
If you are in a rush and want to get your nails dry, try soaking your nails under cold water. using ice water would be better. This saves you time for other things that you have to do.
APPLY THIN COATS
One of the biggest bummers wherever we put on out nail polish is for them to take too long to dry out and getting messed up. One way to go around this blunder is to use thin coats of polish. Ideally, you just need three, thin coats of polish per nail and that should be enough. This is to help your nails dry faster and prevents your nails from feeling heavy.
STORE YOUR POLISHES PROPERLY
One way to mess up your unused nail polishes is to leave them around. Exposing your polishes in heat can change the way they look. So, to make your nail polishes last longer, store them in your fridge.
Here are some of the nail art designs you can use using pink nail polish. Putting on nail polishes is one of the best ways to liven up your look and show people your personality. Just make sure to stick with what you like and what feel right for you.