I’m not sure I know what you mean by “doing glitters”. Do you mean mixing loose glitter into to create your own glitter polish? If so, I have no idea, I’ve never tried that. (Fail.) Or do you mean a topcoat to put over glitter to make it less chunky? If that’s what you’re asking, then I actually recommend using a nice clear basecoat for that. They’re a little thicker and work wonderfully!
I have no plans for a giveaway anytime soon I’m sorry. :( Where do you live? If you haven’t already, I recommend Googling “nail supply store” and “beauty supply store” in the areas surrounding your town (especially whichever city is closest and biggest to you). I have to travel a bit farther to get polishes in the store, but I mainly buy online. Check out my Where to Shop page for more about good online stores.
I don’t think this is a basic question at all. In fact, I basically can’t answer it from my own knowledge. However, I Googled it, and found an article from Sally Beauty Supply that seems to answer it pretty completely. They suggest the following:
- Nails with residue may bubble. Clean completely with remover first.
- Old polish often bubbles.
- Mix your bottle my rolling it in your hands (like you were trying to light a fire with a stick) rather than all around (like the oh-so-embarrassing Shake Weight).
- If a spray-on polish dryer is used, don’t hold it too close to your nails.
- Wait until each layer of polish is dry before applying another. (This is what I would have suggested most.)
I have honestly never had a problem with bubbles, so I’m pretty useless. I hope that my SparkNotes rendition of the Sally article is helpful though!
I’ll be creating an FAQ page on the blog soon. What are some questions you’ve been dying to get answered about nails or the blog?