Ok this has to be my strangest blog title yet...but ofcourse I am talking about base coats.
Over 3 months ago I decided it may be time for me to remove the red glitter nail polish that had been on my toenails for umm the best part of the summer!
To be honest as it hadn't chipped I thought nothing of just leaving it on my toes.
Oh how wrong I was. I removed the glitter nail polish to find my big toe nail's where black!
I actually couldn't believe it.
I thought maybe my nails were stained - I used toothpaste...and then lemon...oh and some bi-carbonate of soda , oh and a no more yellow nail treatment. Nothing worked.
Basically my nails has died from lack of oxygen to them due to the thick layer of glitter nail polish that had been sitting there for way too long.
So that is why I now always try to wear a base coat - especially when I'm using any dark shades of nail polish or anything with glitter in it.
As for my poor toenails..they have been slowly growing out for the past few months..however the tips are still black. Not savvy at all!
As for normal nail polish I don't really wear a base coat - as really who can be bothered with it!
The only other thing I use to actually stop my nails from being stained now is cuticle oil - ofcourse it works wonders on dry cuticles however I'm found it is also really good for keeping my nails healthy!
So I want to know - do you use a base coat before applying nail polish or do you just sort out stained nails when it happens!
Labels: Review - Nails