Imagine you just had your fingernails done or you just applied a fresh brand new trendy nail polish you been dying to wear. Then it happens you hit your freshly polished nails on something and now have a very unsightly smudge. What do you do?

Well the best thing to do is to prevent it from happening in the first place. So what can you do to prevent smudging your nails? Read on

Here are a few tips to help you from smudging your nails again.

If you are paying someone else to do your nails, get out your keys, payment choice and if bought a coat with you, put it on. This way you have no reason to smudge your nails digging in your purse.

Best number one tip is to own the nail polish of your choice so if you do smudge them by accident getting into your car and driving home you can fix the smudge at home.

As hard as it maybe to wait at least 5 minutes with your nails in the nail dryer before leaving the nail salon. That will at least give your nails a chance to set before you go.

Your nails will dry faster if you when you polish your own nails if you wait at least 2 to 3 minutes between coats. That gives the first coat of nail polish applied a chance to set.

After you have applied 2 to 3 coats of your new favorite trendy nail polish apply a fast drying Top Coat. We totally recommend Top Rock by BB Couture and it even smells good! It comes Raspberry scent and in regular style and extreme.

Try to use newer nail polish, base coat and top coat because older nail polish just tends to dry slower.

When you apply your coat of nail polish try to apply even coats not too thick as they will also cause a longer drying time.

If pampering yourself to a pedicure and manicure at the same visit to your favorite nail salon ask to have your pedicure first. That will give your toes a chance to dry while you are getting your nails done.

Not all of us are brave enough to wear flip-flops in the wintertime after getting a pedicure done so look into those really cute open toed boots or shoes.

No matter what sometimes we can but smudge our freshly polish nails. By trying to follow these simple prevented tips you maybe able to have nails next time you do them or have them done without a smudge!

The information in this article is to be used for informational purposes. The information contained herein is not intended to be used in place of, or in conjunction with your nail care professional’s advice.

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Choose Your Lipstick Wisely

Mix and match lip colors

You can create your unique color combinations by mixing lipstick colors on your lips to define your mouth, add color to your face and manage your overall look. That way you can customize your lip color to create the effect you want and to match different clothes.

So, with so many options there is no need to restrict yourself to wearing the same lipstick colors all the time. Your lip colors can range from natural looking pinks and beiges, to oranges, to dramatic and elegant reds. And, as a finishing touch, your lipstick should go well with blusher.

Pigment is the leader

The main ingredient in lipstick is pigment, which gives the color. Pigment involves oils to moisturize your lips and wax to keep its shape. The ratios of these ingredients may vary but the more pigment it has, the more it dries your lips. Lipstick is available in stick, cream and frosted formulas, and in a wide range of colors. Some lipsticks offer high solid coverage, while others are sheer and natural. And quality does not depend on price, you can find good quality lipstick at cheap prices.

Choose lipstick colors

While selecting a lipstick you need to consider the clothing that you are wearing. Your lipstick color should complement your outfit, not clash with it.

The occasion and dress style (casual or formal) are also important factors. If its a casual wear natural colors would be more appropriate while deeper colors such as dark reds would suit for a party or formal events.

After you have decided on a color, try it on your lips and test the color in natural light. Here are listed the different types of lipsticks.

  • Sheer

Looks naturally, wet and shiny, and it is not long lasting since it contains little pigment. Includes lip glosses (stains and tints), and offer little coverage. If you color in the lips with a light color pencil first your lipstick will last longer.

  • Shimmer

Metallic shimmers contain small pieces of mica to reflect the light but this quality looks more subtle after applied to the lips. Shimmers draw attention to the lips and can make them appear fuller.

  • Cream

Moisturizing lipstick containing oils and conditioners (like a lip balm), that makes them lighter and smoother than heavy mattes. Cream lipsticks are available in long lasting formulas.

  • Matte

Longest lasting formula containing the most pigment (which can dry your lips) provides deep opaque colors. Lighter mattes are known as semi matte. With a matte or semi-matte lip color you can create a warm, natural effect and they can also make the lips look thinner.

  • Long-lasting

This deep, creamy, time-release (semi-permanent) formula uses the heat from your lips to stimulate continuous release of color that does not fade and can last up to eight hours

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