Musings of a Fashionista

Nail Polish (Post for Nora)

Posted on: January 9, 2011

Nora commented on a post and requested that I write a post about nail polish.  I love nail polish, so I’m very happy to be writing this post.  Thanks for the suggestion, Nora!

The current nail polish trends are glittery nail polish (think gold or silver) and teal.  I like both of those trends.  It’s fun to do your nails with a cool design, like plaid, argyle, or snowmen.  Thanks to this YouTube channel: and some good quality nail polish (I like Sephora by OPI and Revlon), I’ve been able to get pretty good at doing my nails.

nail polish
To get a basic manicure you will need:
1 solid color nail polish
1 clear top and base coat nail polish
(optional) Nail Dryer
Apply 1 coat of the clear nail polish.  If you have a nail dryer, stick your nails under there for 3 minutes on warm.  If you don’t, wait about 7-8 minutes (without touching anything!).  Then apply 2 coats of the solid color.  Dry for 5 minutes with nail dryer, 12 or so without.  The next day you can apply a top coat ( if you do it right after, it might smear things).

If you want to do detailed nail art use brushes that are very thin.  I like Five Below’s nail polish because they have a very small brush, good for detail work.  The brand is “Art Club”, and they are 3 for $5.  If you want, you could keep the brush and clean it off so you could reuse it.)

Hugs and air Kisses,

The Fashionista


2 Responses to "Nail Polish (Post for Nora)"

Very informative – I love JulieG’s youtube videos and am lucky to have a very talented family who can make my nails look adorable. Would you recommend the OPI multipack I saw for $50 as a starter nail polish set?

Yes. It has a wide variety of colors which is perfect for someone who doesn’t want to have to buy every color in a big bottle. Maybe you’re not a “neon sparkly green” type, but you could try it.

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