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27-07-2010
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It's a bit darker in the picture than in real life but I just love and want Revlon's Gray Suede!

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28-07-2010
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Wondering How To Work YSL Couture Tips?



So, my nails are in severe rehab to get them into perfect condition to wear this fabulous look, but while I'm completely confident that I'll be able to paint my left hand with my right, the little question of how I'll manage the other way round keeps popping into my head. So, thanks to the fabulous nail technician Jenny Longworth, when the Couture collection launches on the 21st August, I'll be prepared (although I'm still going to invest in some paper half moons just in case....).

How to get the Perfect YSL Couture Manicure.

1. Before polishing prep the nail by "squeaking". Using a cotton pad and polish remover, wipe over the surface of the nail, being sure to get down the side walls and under the free edge of the nail. This will remove any naturally occurring oils from the nail plate, ensuring a clean surface for the polish to adhere to.

2. Always begin with a base coat. Again this will create an ideal surface for the polish to grip to, helping to prevent from staining and chipping. YSL's La Laque base, top and care coat will do just this and is a super versitile product, illiminating the need to carry a seperate top coat.

3. When applying your first coat of colour, wipe any excess of one side of the brush when removing from the neck of the bottle. This will ensure there is just the right amont of polish on the brush so that you don't flood the nail. Apply the first coat by pushing down and back onto the centre of the nail, getting as close to the cuticle as possible without touching the skin. Try to paint the nail in 3 strokes, one down the centre and one down each side. YSL's flat, panoramic brush will adapt to the contour of your nail helping to give you a perfect finish. After painting all 10 fingers, repeat this process again as 2 coats of polish will ensure an even coverage of colour.

4. When painting your tip, use the angled brush in one horizontal motion across the free edge of the nail. Doing this in one motion will give you a cleaner, neater line for the tip. Repeat this process twice on all fingers, again to get a bolder finish with your colour. Don't worry at this stage about excess polish on the finger tips as this can be cleaned up later.

5. Using a cotton bud soaked in some remover go around the edge of the fingers to clean up any of the excess polish. At this stage I like to use a brush (an old lip brush is perfect) dipped in some remover to go around the cuticle area and create a clean line at the base of the polish.

6. Finally, finish with a coat of La Laque base, top and care, "floating" this over the polish. This means not putting too much pressure on the brush so as not to drag and spoil the design. Finish by running the top coat over the tip of the free edge to cap and seal in the polish. This is crucial for prevention of chips and you will really see the difference in wear of your polish.

Remember the Couture Manicure is all about experimantation so don't be afraid to play about with colour combinations and designs. Try using the angled brush to create assymetic tips, bare half moons, and alternative smile lines. The Couture Manicure is all about creating an infinity of possible looks so have fun with it!
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These are pretty great tips IMO...I never thought of the last part

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I love the lip brush tip, and the last part too ... i want to go and paint my nails just to see how that works lol.

i always heard ysl nail polish was bad though ... is it?

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Are Essie polishes widely available in Paris, and if so where? I'm visiting in a couple of weeks and thought that there was no point ordering online if I can just pick it up there
Hope it's not too late but you can definitely get Essie polishes at "Manicurist" venues - they have a nail bar in Printemps beauty which has a huge range of colours and top/base coats etc. It's definitely much bigger range than I've seen in the UK but it may also be more expensive as makeup generally is in Paris, I think I paid about 17 euros for Trillionails. They also have Orly there which we don't have in UK.

www.manucurist.com is the website to see their different locations.

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Guys what do you think about white nail polish. I recently bought one
I saw Kim Kardashian with it and was totally in love



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I think white nail polish reminds me of those kids at school who coloured their nails in with tippex.

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^ Same here

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I love white nail polish on the models but i hate how it looks on myself

At the moment i'm in love with Orly Country Club Khaki
orly country club kharki .jpg

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I like white nail polish, but only if it has some kind of shimmer.. otherwise, I just find that it looks like liquid paper..

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I love white polish. I think it's great when worn with black polish to create cool b & w designs on nails.

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A quick nail polish question... I figured somebody in here could help me out...

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?

I put on my base coat... let that dry for a while... then apply three coats on top, thin coats, and wait quite a while between each application. Then I try to do the top coat. It's always so tacky, and the color never looks deep/complete... but I'm afraid if I put the color on any thicker, it will be even more tacky. I only have this problem on my finger nails, not my toe nails... Help!

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three coats? depends on the colour but two should suffice. i think that when you paint ontop of a dry layer, it'll wet the layer below ... anyway, my advice is simple, it definitely sounds like your top coat is bad.
Make sure you always clean your nails with nail polish remover to remove all residual grease from the nail bed and nail surface, then be liberal with your base coat, wait till dry, shouldn't be too lond base coat dries super quick. then apply thin coats, one thin coat, wait to dry and then the second thin coat should make the nail the full colour. then wait. some say that you should use top coat when the nails are wet, i don't think so, i get the best results when i have waited till my nails are dry to the touch but not entirely dry and then i use the top coat. the top coat shouldn't be gloopy if it is, bin it, it'll ruin your manicure, or you can thin it but i don't know how to do that, and i think i saw on her the instruction of not being heavy with it, be light with your top coat and then basically make sure you have nothing to do for the next half hour or so lol.

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I just got this wonderful light grey Colorist Nail Mania 355

Finally i have pretty grey nail polish It was so difficult to find really good shade for me.


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^That is gorgeous

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^ Yes, it is.
Very nice color.

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