What nail polish do you have on at the moment?

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Originally Posted by Saila
I'd like the Endurance for summer! Pretty!


Question: When you all polish your nails, do you leave that much space between the polish and the cuticle?

My nails grow so fast that I usually push the cuticle back right before polishing so it has longer to grow out. Most of the model pics look like my nails after a week of growth!
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
The reason bloggers leave that gap is so that they don't get polish all over their cuticles. That way they don't have to clean up around their nails, and they can keep the polish remover off of their skin so that they don't get terribly dry hands. It also is quicker to remove if it doesn't cover the entire nail, which is important when you're swatching 10 colors at a time.

When they do real manicures their polish goes all the way to the edges of their nails.
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Originally Posted by Saila
I'd like the Endurance for summer! Pretty!


Question: When you all polish your nails, do you leave that much space between the polish and the cuticle?

My nails grow so fast that I usually push the cuticle back right before polishing so it has longer to grow out. Most of the model pics look like my nails after a week of growth!
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
No, I don't. That space is referred to as "the gap" in the nail world, I think. People who have nail polish blogs swatch a lot of nail polish. All that apply/remove/repeat is hard on their nails and cuticles, so they leave that space to make it a bit easier on them.
Originally Posted by Saila
I'd like the Endurance for summer! Pretty!


Question: When you all polish your nails, do you leave that much space between the polish and the cuticle?

My nails grow so fast that I usually push the cuticle back right before polishing so it has longer to grow out. Most of the model pics look like my nails after a week of growth!
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
The reason bloggers leave that gap is so that they don't get polish all over their cuticles. That way they don't have to clean up around their nails, and they can keep the polish remover off of their skin so that they don't get terribly dry hands. It also is quicker to remove if it doesn't cover the entire nail, which is important when you're swatching 10 colors at a time.

When they do real manicures their polish goes all the way to the edges of their nails.
Originally Posted by kenzie!
Originally Posted by Saila
I'd like the Endurance for summer! Pretty!


Question: When you all polish your nails, do you leave that much space between the polish and the cuticle?

My nails grow so fast that I usually push the cuticle back right before polishing so it has longer to grow out. Most of the model pics look like my nails after a week of growth!
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
No, I don't. That space is referred to as "the gap" in the nail world, I think. People who have nail polish blogs swatch a lot of nail polish. All that apply/remove/repeat is hard on their nails and cuticles, so they leave that space to make it a bit easier on them.
Originally Posted by Saila
Thank you both! Makes sense. I didn't think about all the photos being from bloggers.

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Not my nails, but I just bought this polish (Love It!) OPI Suzi Skis the Pyrenese - Suede



It chipped really quickly though. Next time I might put a top coat on...

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TRBL - Did you use a basecoat? I know a lot of matte/suede polishes tell you not to use a basecoat, but I've heard you can usually get away with it and it greatly extends the life of the manicure.
I didn't /insert embarrased look/

I didn't even realize I had bought 'suede' polish, until I started painting my nailes, and then I was like "ooooooh, this is different, it's kinda cool!"
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It does look really cool! I've never used a matte/suede polish, but I have heard they chip faster than regular cremes.
It does look really cool! I've never used a matte/suede polish, but I have heard they chip faster than regular cremes.
Originally Posted by Saila
That's been my experience. I love the suede/matte look for winter, but it drove me crazy how quickly it chipped.
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