So I bought this NYC nail polish from Target… I looked at every brand’s yellows and this was my favorite. But it sucks. A lot. I had to do 3-4 coats for it to be yellow enough (Someone suggested a white base coat, which I’ll have to try next time… well, after I buy some.) and even then it was still streaky and uneven. It stayed “tacky” forever too.
I even tried the Pinterest trick of putting my fingers in ice water for a while to “set” the polish faster. Ummmm… y’all, I cannot say it worked. But it DID hurt. Too cold!!!
Is the only way to get a good home manicure to do a base coat, 2 layers of polish, and a quick-dry no-chip top coat? The only way I had time to paint my nails without needing to pick up children is because my husband was home and I put him “100% on duty” while I played. Normally I MAYBE have time for one coat of something, and that’s it.
So is there a magical gorgeous yellow “all in one” nail polish? No top coat or base coat required? Or am I out of luck?
Lots of people swear by OPI but I’ve gotten some negative reviews from friends too… other people have a magical top coat they recommend (I’ve gotten 2 recommendations for specific brands)… please share your secrets, because my nails currently look like I painted them with kids’ tempera craft paint!