Jun 7, 2010

The New Nude

Planning on venturing into neutral territory this winter? Then don't delay in getting Bloom's latest nail polish shade - Kim - on your digits. This modern taupe suits all skin tones and is best suited to chic, short nails...see below Bloom's Mani Tips 101.

Remove old nail polish and make sure there is no dirt under your fingernails. Next, file your nails to a uniform length and shape with Bloom’s Long Nail File which is specially designed with a deeper grain side for shaping and filing and a smoother side for finish and detail. Just remember – only file in one direction to avoid weakening the nail.

Soak nails in warm water for a few minutes and pat dry. Apply Bloom’s vitamin-rich Cuticle Quencher to cuticles and massage in. Then use a clean orange stick to gently push your cuticles back.

Make sure your nails are completely dry and clean before you apply Bloom’s Ridge Filler. Any hand cream or polish remover residue will prevent it from sticking properly.

Apply a coat of Ridge Filler to smooth over any ridges and level the nail plate. An even surface will mean your polish will glide on evenly and look more professional.

Apply Bloom’s Base Coat and let it dry for 30 seconds. This will act as an adhesive for the polish and improve its wear.

To ensure you coat your nails evenly, wipe the front and back of the brush off on the tip of the bottle. Applying nail polish should involve just three strokes – one up the centre and one either side. Begin at the base of your nail and steadily bring the brush over and under the tip of your nails to stop chipping. Let the polish dry for a few minutes before applying a second coat.

For added shine and protection against chipping, wait five minutes before applying Bloom’s Top Coat. To further extend the life and shine of your manicure, re-apply a thin layer of Top Coat every second day.

If you have gone over the edges and want to tidy up your manicure, wrap a piece of cotton wool around the end of an orange stick, dip it in nail polish remover and use to remove any mistakes.

Click here to the Bloom Nail Polish eboutique.

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