Kw-logo-holiday

Suit Yourself: Matching Your Nail Polish to Your Swimsuit

It's definitely time to hit the beach! The only thing we like to do in this heat is put on our bathing suits and splash around in the pool! When it's too hot to put anything more than sunscreen on your face (don't even think about eyeshadow or mascara meltdown!) we like to focus our beauty pampering on painting our nails. We've always loved nailpolish and there are more cool colors, finishes and textures out there than ever before. Shiny, matte, glittery, sparkly and in every colour of the rainbow (even beige and canary yellow), it's the funnest way to get creative in the heat! And a manicure is the easiest thing to do yourself - all you need is nailpolish, nailpolish remover for those pesky mistakes, toenail separators for your pedicure and some cotton pads and q-tips! What could be easier? With all of the cute bikinis and swimsuits[/kwlink] out there we thought it would be fun to match our polish to our favourite swimwear this summer. Check out our mix n' match gallery!


Do It Yourself Manicure

  • Step 1: Remove all traces of old nail polish with a cotton pad and nail polish remover
  • Step 2: Use a nail file to file your nails in a rounded shape. File in one direction only, this is much better for your nails and prevents breakage
  • Step 3: Wash and exfoliate your hands and apply a non-greasy hand moisturizer. Use a tiny drop of olive oil or cuticle oil on your cuticles if they feel very dry. Let it soak in.
  • Step 4: Apply a basecoat on your nails and let it dry.
  • Step 5: Apply first coat of nailpolish. Use a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover to clean up any mistakes. Ask a friend to help you if you find it hard to keep your hands steady enough for both hands.
  • Step 6: Apply a 2nd coat of nail polish to make the colour more vibrant and to help make your manicure last longer
  • Step 7: Finish with a top coat of clear nail polish for shine and voila! Gorgeous nails complete!
It's easy to give yourself a manicure!It's easy to give yourself a manicure!

Do It Yourself Pedicure

  • Step 1: Remove all traces of old nail polish with a cotton pad and nail polish remover
  • Step 2: Use a drop of cuticle oil or olive oil to soften cuticles if needed.
  • Step 3: Clip toenails using clippers straight across. Round out edges with a nail file.
  • Step 4 : Soak your feet in warm soapy water to soften them
  • Step 5: Scrub your feet with exfoliater if they feel dry
  • Step 5: Apply foot moisturizer and allow to dry.
  • Step 6: Apply a base coat and allow to dry
  • Step 7: Apply one coat of polish. Let it dry and apply a 2nd coat.
  • Step 8: Apply a top coat of clear polish to set your pedicure. Reapply top coat every few days to freshen your pedicure
  • Step 9: Try and wait three hours until you wear shoes to make sure the pedicure is totally dry. Wear flip flops until your nails dryi if you can.
Pamper your feet with a home pedicure!Pamper your feet with a home pedicure!
Related Articles:
>

readers voted!

Comments

thisgirlgotswagg123
2 cute fashions!
commented: Fri Oct 12, 2012

tinky50

tinky50 wrote:

lauqh likee aahh boss????!!!!!
commented: Sun Sep 02, 2012

- B E A U T I F U L .♥_2229153
Alwayss Matcch My Shxxtt Upp , Lol
commented: Sun Sep 02, 2012

there are 19 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1030581510640

Do You Wear Fake Nails?

  • Yeah, all the time!
  • I only wear them for special occasions.
  • I play sports, but I'd love to try them.
  • No way! I'm a guy!

related stories

Micro_tan_micro
The sun is finally out but the bright white glare from your legs still makes you feel like it's a...
Micro_popular_micro
babygaga asks: "It's summer and school's out but when I go back to start Grade 7 next year I want...
Micro_movies_micro
We’ve got a preview for you of some of the blockbusters that are coming to theatres near you – in...

Dear Dish-It in the forums

wolfgirl109
wolfgirl109 posted in Friends:
A couple of my friends admitted to me that they like me. They are all sweet guys, but I can't possibly love all of them. I don't want to hurt anyone in the process. Help me please!
reply about 6 hours
donteatcarrots
I think you need to talk to your mom- to be honest, I don't see anything wrong with a B grade, but it seems clear that she thinks otherwise. Or maybe give each other a bit of space, and then discuss the situation with her.
reply about 11 hours
Charulata
Charulata posted in Style:
Long hair is beautiful but short hair is comfortable. So I guess short hair :p
reply about 18 hours
classicalmusicisepic
I used to have really really long hair. Then I decided to chop it all of and style it into a pixie, and it's honestly one of the best things I've done.
reply about 18 hours
supernaturalblackcat
Sighs My mom is getting mad at me when my dad gets mad and starts griping about how bad my grades are when i have B's in all classes then she gets mad and says i never talk to her well i don't wonder why i don't talk to her She just gets mad and blames it on me she dosn't hit but she calls me a S and a B u know all those words I'm sitting in one room watching tv and she comes in and says she was in a good mood and blames me and says its my fault I really don't blame my brother for not liking her i know it sounds harsh but i don't blame him please just help I'm about ready to get the razer out again and i've quitted that for like 4 months
reply 1 day

play online games

Hour-of-code-tumb

Codey the troll is lost! Help him avoid obstacles and get back into the computer...

Candy-quest-feature

Your troll is lost! Help it avoid obstacles and get back into the computer.

Fo...

Dragon-dash

Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

1005_cc_kidz_100x100_vlh

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...