Spring and Summer are an exciting time for nail polish! I think it’s the baring of more skin that’s the attraction. I have fallen in love with purple nail polish! I found one I really like and I have trouble finding it, but it’s made by Sally Hanson Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color and the color is Lively Lilac. Here are some other lilacs I would like to try:
I really want to try this one!!!! Dior Vernis in Forget-Me-Not (has a rose scent that lasts up to 4 days after manicure)
One other problem I often have is polish bleeding into my cuticles. Patricia Yankee, a manicurist, recommends Liquid Palisade, a kind of “painter’s tape” for nails. Simply apply the product to the areas where you don’t want polish, let dry into a film and then apply your favorite lilac nail shade. Let your lacquer dry then lift off the Palisade. Ingenious.
Another great thing to do twice a week is take a fresh lemon, slice it in half and dig your clean, unpolished fingertips into the lemon. It whitens nails and is antibacterial as well. Beware if you have a cut on your finger though. Ouch! If you have dry, brittle nails rub a drop of cuticle oil onto the top of the nail bed and under the tip every night. You can also soak your fingers in a bowl of virgin olive oil every day for a few minutes.
A great time-saving tip to dry your nails in half the time is Qtica Half Time Polish Drying Accelerator. In five to seven minutes your nails will be completely dry.
Spring and Summer gardening tends to dry hands and make nails suffer. It may take a bit of maintenance but we’ll love our lilac fingers and toes this Spring/Summer in those cute sandals or wedges! To come . . . great sandals and wedges to show off those polished nails.
What are your favorite polishes for Spring and Summer?