I paint my nails often, so I thought I’d start a series of “Nails of the Day” aka NOTD! Today I am wearing Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail gloss in Peek-a-boo Pink. It is a sheer bubblegum pink, and if you look very closely, there is shimmer throughout the polish. I bought this polish a couple months ago from Target on clearance for $1.50, since Covergirl was discontinuing this color. Covergirl polishes are typically $4.99 at Target.
I have to say, I am not the biggest fan of Covergirl nail polish. The cap is square, and the brush is situated at an odd angle to the angles of the brush, so it is extremely awkward and uncomfortable to hold the cap and apply the nail polish. This formula is quite sheer, but two coats were plenty. Apart from the weird cap, it applied very easily, it was not goopy, and it even self-leveled. While it’s not my favorite polish, it is a very pretty shade and it is a relatively inexpensive polish.
For base coat, I really like the Wet n’ Wild Wild Shine Protective Base coat. It costs 99 cents at most drugstores, and it has really made a difference in the time my polish lasts. I can usually go 2 full days with zero chipping, sometimes even 3. By the 4th day, there is some chipping around the edges of my nails, but it’s still generally intact! If you’re looking for a good but inexpensive base coat, definitely check this one out.
My top coat is the best top coat EVER, Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. If you’ve never used this top coat before, what are you waiting for?? I buy it on Amazon for $5-6 and one bottle lasts a while. It dries extremely fast, and paired with a base coat, keeps your manicure chip-free for days.
Let me know what you think in the comments! This will be my last post for the week, more to come next week!