10 things you probably didn’t know about applying nail polish at home. (VIDEO)
EXPERT ADVICE | “Shellac is whack,” says my friend Joanna, channeling Whitney Huston. Joanna has the most beautifully groomed fingernails of any woman I know, so I pay attention when she tells me that shellac nail polish manicures, with their impossibly glossy chip-free allure, are a money pit because you need to have the polish professionally reapplied every two or three weeks. “The acetone used to soak off the polish is a problem, too,” she says, “When you use it regularly, even the strongest nails are going to rip or peel.”
Joanna’s no fan of conventional nail bar manicures, either. “Sure you can get a deal on Groupon, but how much of a savings is it when your colour chips off 24 hours after it was applied.”
What then is the secret to her elegant home-polished nails? “It’s no joke when I tell you almost every trick I’ve learned about applying nail polish I learned from a single YouTube video—and an old one at that.”
Joanna’s schooling came from a Popsugar interview with Chanel nail polish expert Tom Bachik. Watch it above to learn at least 10 things you might not have known about nail polishing procedure and technique. —Annabel Lee
Photo: Screen grab from the gorgeous I love Chanel video. CLICK HERE to watch.