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Friday, June 15, 2012

Banish Nail Polish Streaks...

You know when you see a really gorgeous metallic nail polish? What is the first thought that coems to your mind? For me, it's streaks. All too often, metallic polishes (or shimmery/frosty shades) apply with brush strokes. Ugh. They're not really a great look. Want them gone?

Go from this...

China Glaze Hook and Line

To this...


In one step! That's the best part really. All you need is a sponge, like an eyeshadow applicator (the ones most of us throw away) or a piece of a cosmetic wedge. After applying your streaky polish of choice,  then lightly stipple it with your sponge. Let it sit a second (it will look worse before it looks better) so the polish can level again. Finish with top coat and voila! Streak free polish. Now, this was not my great idea, I read it on Nail Polish Addiction, but it is such a great idea I just had to share it.



8 comments:

  1. Am I wrong or does it mattify it a bit?

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    1. It does a little bit, But once you top coat it, it looks pretty much the same. The lighting was different in both my photos so the colour looks different as well.

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  2. Thanks for the tip! Do you stipple with a damp or dry sponge?

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    1. No problem! A dry sponge is what I used, but a damp one might work too actually.

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  3. Such a great tip! Is that China Glaze Hook in Line in your pics? I love that polish, but you're right, it IS a streak fest.

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  4. Yes, it is! I know, I loved the colour when I first got it, but the streaks/brush strokes sucked.

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  5. Yeah I agree. So gorgeous with metallic nail polish. I really love on what you choose. For me, you do great job for having this blog. Keep it up Balley.

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