– Well-manicured hands are attractive hands, but the "pièce de résistance" for any woman who wants her hands to take center stage, is nail polish. And don't forget that nail polish can shine the spotlight on your feet too. Case in point -- nothing shouts summer fun like coral or hot pink toes, peeking out from a pair of sandals. And with today's quality nail polishes, available in a rainbow of colors from drugstore.com, it's easier than ever to make a fashion statement with your fingernails or toenails. read more about nail polish » | resource library for nails »
Whatever the season whatever your mood, your nail polish can say it all. Classic reds will portray your sophisticated, traditional side, while soft pinks, peaches, baby blues, and light lavenders tell the story of young innocence. Dark purples, mauve, and brown polishes suggest a smoldering sensuality, leaving the teals, oranges, yellows, and polishes with lots of glitter to express your fun and funky personality and zest for life. So the next time you are choosing a new nail color, be sure to choose a polish that tells the story of exactly who you are.
Beyond the Color
If you want your nail polish to look its best, you also need to use a base coat and a top coat. A base coat helps fill in any ridges, allowing your polish to go on smoothly, and adhere to your nails. In addition, base coats often come in formulas that can strengthen your nails or help them grow faster. A great top coat will give your nail polish added shine and protection so that your color lasts longer and is protected against chipping.
For the most professional look, paint your nails like the pros. Apply your base coat on clean, dry nails, painting down the center of the nail first and then each side. Next, paint on two coats of your favorite color or clear nail polish and finish with a top coat. If you haven't used a quick-drying top coat, dip your fingers in ice water; this quickly dries your nails and gives your nail polish added shine.