Nail polish is available in a wide range of colors and finishes, including matte, glossy, metallic, and glitter. Some formulations may also contain added ingredients like vitamins, minerals, or keratin to promote nail health.
Nail polish can be applied either at home or at a nail salon, using a brush or a specialized tool called an airbrush. To apply nail polish, the nails are first cleaned and filed, and then a base coat is applied to protect the nail and help the polish adhere better. The polish is then applied in several thin coats, allowing each coat to dry completely before applying the next one. Finally, a top coat is applied to seal and protect the nail polish, and help it last longer.