Here are some easy to follow instructions on how to apply and remove Go Natural water based nail polish. You may also want to read a review of Go Natural water based nail polish.
Update October 2013: Go Natural nail polish will no longer be available for purchase.
Applying Go Natural Nail Polish
As with any water-based nail polish, the best time to paint your nails is right before going to bed. This allows the polish to cure overnight and reach its full hardness and chip-resistant state.
You will need:
- Go Natural primecoat
- Go Natural nail polish in the color of your choice
- Go Natural topcoat
- Hair dryer (optional)
- Wash your hands with soap and water to remove any oil or lotion from nails.
- Swipe Go Natural nail polish remover across your nails and rinse with just water, to make your nails squeaky clean.
- Apply primecoat to the tips and edges of your nails and allow it to dry for 30 seconds.
- Make sure the colored polish is well mixed before using. If the polish is too thick, add a drop or two of water and shake well. I like to thoroughly shake the polish the day before painting my nails, to allow time for the bubbles to disappear.
- Apply two thin coats of colored polish, allowing the polish to dry for 30 seconds between coats. If you have a hair dryer, you can use it on the low setting to dry your nails for 30 second between coats.
- Apply one very thin coat of topcoat. If you use too much it will become uneven. Optionally, you can dry the topcoat with a hair dryer set on low heat for 1-2 minutes.
- Avoid soaking nails in hot water for 2-4 hours after painting nails. The polish will be dry to the touch after 15 minutes, but it can take up to 6 hours to fully cure and become water resistant.
Removing Go Natural Nail Polish
You will need:
- Either Go Natural VOC Compliant Nail Polish Remover (for California), or
- Go Natural Very Low Odor Nail Polish Remover
- Cotton Rounds
- Within the first 2-3 days, Go Natural nail polish can supposedly be removed with natural grain alcohol. I plan to try this soon and let you know how it works.
- Over time the nail polish becomes more difficult to remove and after 5-7 days, Go Natural Remover must be used.
- Using a cotton round, swipe remover across all of your nails. Repeat until your nails appear saturated.
- Then, one nail at a time, hold the cotton round soaked in remover against your nail for 30 seconds – 2 minutes.
- Rub off the nail polish with the cotton round.
- Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Moisturize your hands and cuticles.
For more tips on removal, see How to Remove Water Based Nail Polish.