I am bloody awful at doing my nails. I have shaky hands, no patience, and drip the polish everywhere. But I hate getting manicures even more, so from time to time I am forced to do the painting myself. Usually when I realise my hands are going to appear on film, and the pending embarrassment caused by my scaly claws becomes over-powering.
So I have assembled a group of products that make the whole task simpler. I’ve discovered that a good base coat makes the whole exercise a lot simpler, and I particularly like Butter London’s Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat. They promise that it gives a “matte, smooth and silky finish on your nails, whilst also hiding any tiny ridges or imperfections in your nails”, and it does exactly that.
It’s also stain-resistant, so you don’t get colour seeping into the nail, and in a fix it works just fine on its own, making unvarnished nails look a little more groomed.
Given that keratin is porous, it’s good to know too that it is formulated without parabens, formaldehyde, toluene and DBP.