Reading your posts are so fun. I am actually thinking I want to start polishing my nails......So I went through my essentials and here's what I think every person needs to have the foundations of a good manicure.
Okay Obi Wan of polish, what is a girl with NO polish to start with??
Sounds like a blog post to me. A "starter kit" for those of us noobs who want a basic starter set that is affordable and (sorry) conservative to semi conservative with the color choices.....
I bought one of those dispenser bottles, the one with the metal top that you push down and it come up to the top, at Sally Beauty for $11.50. It is way cool! It's great for nail clean-up before laying down the top coat. I can dispense the acetone and dip my clean-up brush with no mess and no fuss.
Nouveau Cheap reviewed in April and I found it at Rite Aid. If you ding your nail while polishing have Instant Smudge Repair handy. Miss G. has some great before/after shots of Nutra Nail in action.
(Ah jeeze, I'm all out of order)
Carol also asked about polish. That's such a personal thing! If you want conservative I personally think Essie's the brand to run with. You can find Essie at Walgreen's, Target, and Rite Aid. It runs $8.00 but wait for a sale and you can get buy one/get one 1/2 price. I don't have a lot of Essie but I'm pleased with their wear. Sally Hansen has some pretty-yet-conservative colors with a variety of price points, from $1.99 to $8.00. Drug stores will run specials on SH and you can find coupons.
Anyone else have any helpful hints for a polish noob?