Originally Posted by Ascherit
Can anyone recommend really good base coat/top coats that don't create bubbles or smear nail polish? I'm currently using Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield (supposedly 2-in-1 base/top) and it keeps creating bubbles when I use it as a top coat
I use Sally Hansen strengthening with bamboo as my basecoat, and Seche Vite as my topcoat (which is amazing stuff, it's so shiny and smooth).
Originally Posted by Nikeos
Is there any way to remove the skin (cuticle?) without clipping it/does cuticle remover cream/gel/whatever actually remove it too? I heard Sally Hansen's Cuticle Remover is really good, but I want to know exactly what it does before I buy some.
This is what I'm talking about
If you can get ahold of some filipino Pink Cuticle remover (that's actually what it's called) the stuff is amazing, and super cheap. It works wonders. You just put a little on (like a drop or two per nail) and let it sit for a couple of seconds, then use a pusher to push it back towards your finger. The cuticle will be so soft that you can wipe it off with a washcloth or brush it off with a nail brush (you wont even need to cut it at all).
There's another brand of the same stuff, called Hortaleza (this is what I use, my mom uses Pink, they both work the same).
Hortaleza Professional Cuticle Remover 100 mL - Yollie's Oriental Market
I'd take a picture of my current mani, but my camera hates me right now. It's shimmery purple with sky blue dots on the tips.