I bought this nail polish set for AED 5 in 6 fun colors as I narrated in a previous blog post. I don’t really wear nail polish, but I have been obsessing over nail polish colors on pinterest and with all the pregnancy hormones giving my nails a beauty boost, I knew it was the perfect time to start wearing them. I never get my nails done except on special occasions, the last special occasion being my wedding in February 2010. A friend took me to get my nails done for my birthday October of last year. I don’t know how to clean my nails (manicure style) and always cut it short. But I think things are about to change… 🙂
Getting your nails done is an expensive commodity. Salons are expensive in Dubai which is why I never go. Nail polish prices have also gone up and I seriously can’t paint with my left hand.
The nail polish brand from Day to Day is called enchant. It is a product made in China. It’s easily applicable and you need to apply at least 3 coats to get the solid effect. I initially tried the blue color to paint all my nails.
I thought it looked good, but I have very low standards :).
Downside, after I took a shower, the polish started to peel off. Upside, I didn’t need to use a nail polish remover!!!
I decided to try again but this time, I used a quality top coat that I borrowed from a friend. I still used blue on my hands and the red on my feet. The brand of the top coat was Sally Hansen. I don’t have a picture because I was too excited to use it.
The colored stayed longer than two days. I always chip my nails right after putting polish so I don’t know if I should blame the quality of the brand or just my clumsiness.
Good enough for the weekend splash of color. But you have to use a top coat to make it last longer. I don’t wear nail polish religiously so this really works for me. Even after doing the dishes a million times, the paint has not started to wear off. I didn’t use a fast drying top coat. I think that would also make a difference to prevent any chipping while drying. And maybe my nails would look better if I had someone else paint my left hand for me. 🙂
*5 days after, the nail polish is still intact. I started scratching it off on purpose and they came off in big pieces. I don’t know if its a good thing or a bad thing but I like the way it peels off.