Hey there Nail Enthusiasts!
Ever feel like breaking out your summer nail polish… even though the weather might be calling for snow flurries?! Well today was one of those days… All I felt like wearing today was pink, but not just any pink. As I rummaged through my collection of nail polish, I stumbled upon a bottle of Azature Light Pink Diamond Polish. Noticing, that I have yet to swatch and review my Light Pink Diamond Polish from Azature’s Spring 2013 Collection I decided to pull it out and begin polishing.
At first appearance the polish casts a medium shade of mauve. I absolutely adore this shade. Right in line with the rest of the opaque line of diamond nail polish by Azature, applying smooth and evenly after each coat without streaking. Light Pink is no exception.. it also shares the same fantastic qualities of it’s companion collection shades. Long lasting and streak free, opaque and true to the bottle color…I wouldn’t expect anything less from a $25 bottle of nail polish.
I used 2 coats of Azature Light Pink Diamond Polish. I left out the top coat because I decided to layer 1 coat of Azature White Diamond Polish (retails @ $30/bottle) over the Light Pink and then added my 1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat to seal it all in.
I can’t say enough about how much I adore the line of Azature Diamond Nail Lacquers! If you haven’t picked up a bottle.. I highly recommend it. Plus.. the glitter polish isn’t a pain to remove.
To remove your glitter polish simply saturate a cotton ball with nail polish remover (non-acetone) and let it sit on your nail for a few seconds before scrubbing away. A fairly simple task… and of course feel free to use acetone nail polish remover (it sometimes removes the polish quicker) but I prefer the non-acetone which is less drying to your natural nails.
After removing my nail polish whether I use non-acetone or acetone remover, I always like to follow up by applying nail cuticle oil or just a few garlic pearls all over my nails to re-hydrate my nail beds, followed by some moisturizer. When I’m ready to re-apply a new shade instead of washing my hands I simply take a cotton ball dipped in nail polish remover and gently swipe it over each nail to remove any oils.
I never cut my cuticles, sometimes I will push them back with an orange stick…. I stay away from buffing my nails too. I find that my nails react better when less is done to them. Since I’ve been training for my power lifting competition coming up in February (which is why my nails are much shorter) I find myself using a lot of chalk to remove the moisture in my hands. If you find that your hands are extra dry, try using a thicker moisturizer such as Jergens Ultra Healing and pick up some Lanolin Oil (found at any health food store) Lanolin is great to daub onto your cuticles at night for an extra hydrating treatment.
Simply using extra moisturizer and oil work best for re-hydrating those dried out hands and nails.
1 Coat of Azature White Diamond Nail Lacquer over Azature Light Pink
Hope you enjoyed the post! Be sure to stay tuned for more nail polish tips, swatches and nail art tutorials!
If you’re interested in purchasing any of the products mentioned in this article check out the shopping links below.
Azature Light Pink Diamond Polish – BUY IT NOW: HSN $25, RonRobinson.com $25
Azature White Diamond Polish – BUY IT NOW: HSN $30, RonRobinson.com $30
Jergens Ultra Healing – BUY IT NOW: Vitacost.com $4.39
Lanolin Oil – BUY IT NOW: Vitacost $6.43
Garlic Pearls – BUY IT NOW: Vitacost $9.07
Seche Vite – BUY IT NOW: Amazon.com $4.78
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