You are getting ready for a party and you keep painting your nails till the end, so that you can do the task in a relaxed mood before heading out. You put in your best effort, but just as the polish dries you see it speckled with bubbles. Nothing can be more distressing than this. To help you out of such situations, we decided to chat up with Rohit Murgai, VP, Beauty Category, VLCC. “Bubbles in nail polish are formed as a result of alcohol residues on the nail. This could be caused by applying multiple layers together without allowing the first layer to dry,” says Rohit. Here are a few tried and tested ways to get smooth and bubble-free finish every time you apply polish on your talons.
Do not shake the polish bottle
This is something many do out of habit. They vigorously shake the nail polish. "This creates bubbles that appear on the nails after you have applied the polish," cautions Rohit. So if you want to mix your colour, try rolling the bottle between the palms of your hands.
Start with clean nails
Use a nail enamel remover to wipe your nails free of any oil or dirt that could prevent the polish from sticking properly.
Use a base coat
No one has ever seen bubbles in a base coat. The first step to bubble-free polish is to lay a proper foundation, hence a base coat is a must.
Apply thin layers of polish
Remember, the thicker the layer, the longer it will take to dry and the more chances of bubble forming on the polish. The trick is to apply thin layers and wait for it to completely dry before applying another coat.
Do not lift the brush too much
Try doing long strokes with the brush instead of short quick strokes. The shorter and quicker strokes push air into the polish. If you need to do short quick strokes to get to a certain spot, do it when you apply the second coat after the first layer has dried completely.