7/1/13

No Streaky Nails.... EVERRRRR!!!

I really hate it when I have a gorgeous shade of nail polish that looks gorgeous in the bottle... Only to have it look majorly streaky once applied. I think it's safe to say that nobody has got time for that.

A few of the top culprits... bright or light cream formula (no frost or shimmer) nail polish shades, and white. Even the best whites can look a bit streaky.  I discovered a mind-blowing solution.  Sounds a bit dramatic, I know, but the results are crazy good.

I love my nail polish to look super even and opaque, true-to-color, and majorly glossy.

Like this...



Hard to believe that this is only with two thin coats of the actual white. I used Sally Hansen X-Treme Wear in White On... One of THE BEST whites, but still a bit streaky unless you do like 3-4 coats, which then can be a bit thick and cause issues like peeling. Not to mention taking forever to dry.

Here's my secret...



 So do your base coat (if you're into those, I skipped it for this manicure), one coat of your nail polish, one thin coat of a matte topcoat, then one more thin coat of your nail polish followed by your top coat. The matte coat just helps the last coat of color go on evenly and opaque with no streaks. It doesn't effect the glossiness of the end result at all. They're just as shiny as always!

I'm LOVING this trick! I've tested this with other colors as well and it works every time!

Have you guys tried this trick? What do you think?



62 comments:

  1. Great tip. I will try it some time soon.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  2. why'd you skip the base coat? too many coats already?

    Going to try this when I get home! I usually skip whites at home for this very reason

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  3. I'm totally going to have to try this!!! Btw I know you really love sigma brushes and I was wondering what kit you would recommend to start off with. I usually just use my clean fingers but I would really like to get some good quality brushes and want a complete kit (or close to complete). Thanks!

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  4. Ahh Tiffany, this is mind-blowing and life changing :) Thanks!!

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  5. thanks for the tip!

    www.modernbeautygirl.blogspot.com

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  6. I am totally going to have to try this tip! Thanks. I love the little SH White On polish too and it's almost as good as OPI Alpine Snow for a fraction of the cost. Everyone I talk to disagrees but I am glad you said so too as I think they are simply make up snobs and afraid to admit they like a "drugstore" product. I'm not scared.

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  7. I'm going to try this for sure! I had to use 4 coats to get a decent white nail...essie marshmallow. So annoying to wait for it to dry! Thanks!! =)

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  8. Great tip! :) I absolutely hate streaky nails aswell so will definitely be trying this out x

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  9. essie is the best. www.francescasbeautybook.blogspot.com

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  10. Ah!! Brilliant! Thank you so much for the tip...I hate it when I end up with streaky nails, when I spend a lot on a nice nail polish.
    I'll have to try this next time!

    <3 Kelly | The Patch Diaries

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  11. Life saviour tip! Especialy for white nails :)

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  12. Wow this is so great! I have been struggling with white polish forever and was getting ready to drop some $$ on higher-end polish. I think I will try this when I get home since I have a matte top coat and this Sally Hansen polish. Btw, the Out The Door topcoat you recommended has the most amazing staying power. I have currently been wearing this polish for 5 days and only need to redo my nails because they are growing out and I have picked at them. Amazing stuff! :)

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  13. Great idea, definitely going to try this!

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  14. I have not tried this tip but it seems incredible! I would never have thought of this but I will definitely be trying it!
    xx Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  15. Genius! I was just thinking about this!

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  16. Who would have thought? I'll definitely be trying this one instead of building up 16 coats of polish and looking like I have little bread loafs on top of my nails because it's so thick and chunky (eww)

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  17. Great tip! I'm going to be trying this. <3 Carolyn

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  18. I'm going to try base-coating my nails in a beige sheer, I have that already from sallyhansen. After seeing this reminder of perpetual streaks, even though your product is a great option, I am encouraged to go for a base coat and see if that helps. The sheer polish sounds like a promising approach since it is between heavy and nothing at all as you are saying here, just a little help creates a huge difference in reference to streaking or not.

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  19. So going to try this...thanks!!!!

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  20. I wonder if it would work just the same if you used the matte coat AS the base coat. hmmm.

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  21. That's a great tip. The Sally Hansen X-Treme wear is great but I like Color Club Paris White...it's an amazing white, with great formula and not expensive.

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  22. LOVE your nails! Thanks for the tip...I'm definitely going to give this idea a try! Btw, what color is that glass you are holding? Black and gold? And where did you get it from?...I absolutely love it and your style!

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  23. I've never heard of this but am willing to try it :) Not sure why the base coat doesn't do the same thing in the first place? I have found using a milky white base coat (like Orly Ridgefiller) gives your nails a good start with pastels or white polishes!

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  24. Interesting! I wonder what causes the matte coat to help out - whatever it is, I can't wait to try! Thanks for the tip!!
    Lauren @ iSeeMakeup

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  25. ooh i love learning little tricks like these! thanks, looks great!

    adventureswithanjelica.blogspot.com

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  26. That's such a great idea! I never thought of putting a topcoat in between the layers, but that makes total sense! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Such a good idea!!!

    http://emgeorgias.blogspot.com

    I follow back :)

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  28. This is ingenious! I've been wanting this top coat for ages, it's just another reason to get it now! :) Thanks Tiffany x

    http://www.loveandadream.com/

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  29. I will definitely try this out! I'm always annoyed when my nail polish takes too many coats and still looks bad.
    I love Sally Hansen, even if it is a cheaper brand!

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  30. This is genius! Going to the store tomorrow not only to buy matte nail polish the that Sally Hansen white as well!

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  31. I just purchased a matte topcoat by O.P.I. a couple of days ago, I'll have to try this out!

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  32. I will try tonight.. love white but always passed because it came out with streaks. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Very nice coat and colour)

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  34. That's a cool tip, I will try this and your nails are pretty :)

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  35. What a great trick! I can't wait to try!

    Courtney
    http://beautyforcomfort.blogspot.com/

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  36. I will definitely have to try this!

    www.restlessturnstyle.com

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  37. This sounds like a great trick!
    www.keenbeauty.com

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  38. OOOH THANK U TIFFF, Genius!! ;-) Do you have any advice on a bubbly top coat... ?

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  39. what a GREAT tip! Thank you! I always have issues doing my nails!
    www.showeredwithdesign.blogspot.com

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  40. Interesting. I'll have to give this a try!

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  41. Love your advice! Go see our post about nailpolishes http://alltheselittlethings1.blogspot.com/2013/07/summer-nailpolishes.html

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  42. I love this and I will definitely be trying this very soon!

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  43. Best tip ever! Thanks so much. I was using white on for my Canada day nails and was having streaking problems, this really helped.

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  44. I've never tried this but I will have too!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    Stella & Dot Giveaway on my Blog
    Five Minute Style 

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  45. This is an amazing trick. Thanks for the tip! I would have never thought to add a matte topcoat in between.

    stephlifebeauty.blogspot.com

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  46. That is seriously an AWESOME tip!!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  47. Don't want to assume foul play, but it would seem that Julep's been reading your blog and... ripped off your "matte coat sandwich" idea. :( I was genuinely surprised, as your post was the first time I'd ever read this tip... and I read a LOT about polish.

    http://blog.julep.com/diy-white-manicure/

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    1. Actually, I believe this was InStyle towards the end of last year or the beginning of this year. I've been using a matte polish in between my two layers of color for awhile now.

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  48. Thanks for sharing the idea there would be some apprehensions from segment but i am up for it.Buy Youtube Views

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  49. That is a great idea! Will definitely have to try it. First I have to find it here in Alaska. Already been looking forever!

    http://sandyloo117.blogspot.com

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  50. This was an excellent tip that really works! Thank you!

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  51. I will be trying this very soon. I'm so excited. NYC fast drying matte top coat is 40% off at Rite Aid this week. It starts out at $2, I went back for more matte top coat and lots more polishes from the In A Minute line. Going to play with them this weekend.

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