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Best Nail Polish You Probably Overlook

Since I was three, I’ve been obsessed with nail polishes. This is probably due to the fact that it was the only “makeup” my parents would let me wear as child. So, I’ve been obsessed with beauty products for a while, but let me digress. Nail polish and nail care products have always been my jam. Even when I was an avid nail biter until about 10 years ago, I would bite through perfectly polish and smooth nails. Needless to say, over the years, I’ve used a lot of nail polish brands – cheap and Chanel. However, there is one brand of nail polish that is my favorite and would like to own in every shade they offer. The brand behind the best nail polish I’ve ever used is Urban Outfitters.

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Urban Outfitters is mostly known more for their trendy clothes and accessories for late teens to millennials. However, they also have a decent beauty collection of popular and indie brands. Back to the nail polish – they are amazing!

The first reason that I love their polishes is that they are very opaque and true to color. It only takes 1-2 coats to get the exact shade and this even includes the neon shades. If you have tried to paint your nails with a neon polish, you know it can be a headache. You will either need to apply 4-5 coats or apply 2-3 shades on a white base, which is time consuming and can look sloppy. Somehow, Urban Outfitters has created neon nail polishes that don’t require multiple layers or a white polish as base to get popping neon nails.

Another thing I love about Urban Outfitters’ nail polishes is the wide range of shades and effects. Although I only have solid colors, they also have polishes with glitter and holographic effects. I want to try those, too.

The final thing I love about the Urban Outfitters polishes is that they are pretty affordable. They’re usually $5 a pop or 3 for $10 – I always try to get the 3/$10. Currently, I only have 6 shades and I’ve tried about 10 different shade, but I plan to try many more.

Have you tried Urban Outfitters nail polishes – are they the best nail polish or one of the best? Share below!

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Sandal Season Nail Polishes of My Choice

Here we are, smack dab in the middle of sandal season, which lasts from mid-March to late-August or early September. Of course, this is debatable depending on your location and personal level of IDGAF attitude. Another thing that’s debatable is what nail polish color should be worn with sandals. Personally, I think you can and should wear any color you want or no polish at all. However, I tend to only switch between 3-4 different polish option.

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Keep reading to see what my go-to, must-have nail polish colors for sandal season.

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IOTW: Essie Gel-Setter Topcoat

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product we’re currently loving. This week: Essie Gel-Setter Top Coat

cheap full lace wigsAfter getting acrylics on my nails, despite me knowing my nails hate it, I’ve had to take a break. My cuticle go dry and cracked and my nails became paper thin. So. I’ve had to take a break from my monthly gel manicures to help my nails heal and get stronger. Other than using the right products for healthy nails, it’s best to leave the nails alone to help them heal.

So, I’ve opted to give myself at-homie manicures to help my nails get stronger, as well as my wallet. While looking for products to help my basic manicures looks salon quality, I stumbled across one of the best topcoats I’ve ever used. Keep reading to see the best nail product I’ve recently bought and for under $10.

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Coconut Oil Saved My Edges and More

Last week, I felt like I was living on an arctic tundra. Take it that I’ve never been on an arctic tundra, but I imagine it resembled my city last week. All the snow, ice, and below freezing temperatures proved too much for my hair, skin, and nails. After trying every product I owned that claimed to hydrate and moisturize, there was only one product that did; coconut oil. When you have a closet full of beauty products in luxe packaging with claims to blow your mind, you can forget about that jar white solid oil in the pantry.

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To be honest, coconut oil has been transforming my life, inside and out, for years now. However, I use it more for my exterior than interior. Keep reading to see the ways that this miraculous oil has been upgrading my everyday life.

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Everyday Nail Care for Healthy Nails

Over the past few years, I’ve been learning how to properly take care of my natural nails. Up until I was 24 years old, I was an avid nail biter. My dad bites his nail, which caused me and my brother to bite ours. However, unlike them, I was able to eventually stop. Take it, it took me a couple of decades, but I did it. Ever since I stopped, I’ve always looked for ways to maintain healthy nails. The first step is knowing everyday nail care is a thing.

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To maintain my nails, there are some things that I do everyday to my nails. I believe that these little things attribute to my nails staying strong and healthy.

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