Though pre-fall is not a real season, it is in fashion and beauty — and if i’m to be 100% honest, that is all that matters. On a recent shopping to C.O. Bigelow with Felicia and Danielle, I was very close to picking up a Smith and Cult polish that was very summery. Almost in unison, they both chimed in that I should get something more “pre-fall.” I immediate saw the light — that’s how I ended up with Smith and Cult Tenderoni and Feed the Rich (because I couldn’t get just one).
My love of nail polish borders on ridiculous — sometimes the hardest thing for me to do is pick a shade. This time, I left it up to Instagram to decide. It was close, but the winner was Tenderoni – a creamy taupe that reached its full amazing potential after two light coats.
With most of the polishes I use (regardless of cost), I can get a full 7 days of chip-free wear.
Here’s the key:
- Start with clean, dry nails
- Apply base coat and dry completely
- Apply one light coat of polish and allow to dry completely
- Apply a second light coat and allow to dry completely
- Apply top coat
This application method worked well with Smith and Cult Tenderoni and I got a full 7 days of chip-free wear.
Smith and Cult polishes are 5-Free — meaning they are formulated without Dibutyl, Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor. Polishes retail for $18 and can be found on the company’s website, C.O. Bigelow and other fine retailers.