Nail Polish 101: How to Prevent Bubbles in Your Nail Polish (and Top Coat!) || KELLI MARISSA

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Hey guys! Today I’ve got a MUCH requested Nail Polish 101 video, how to prevent bubbles in your manicure! First I’ll explain the reasons why your nail polish or top coat is getting bubbles, then I’m sharing six tips on how to make sure it doesn’t happen :) If you’ve got any other tips, feel free to share them!
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Commenti

  • S M K
    S M K

    Just to clarify, everyone: if your nail polish is hot, the CONSISTENCY changes, not the formula. Sorry, had to science. Great video! I can't wait to try the fridge trick next summer

    18 ore fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Thanks for sciencing! I know what happens with polish (most of the time) but I don't always know the words to explain it haha! That's why I love hearing from you guys.

    9 ore fa
  • Lovely Ari
    Lovely Ari

    Okay I was definitely drying in front the fan🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️ thanks for the info girl🤗

    Mese fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Glad I could help!!

    Mese fa
  • Shelly Stephen
    Shelly Stephen

    I'm sure you've heard this a lot LOL, but I have tried everything. My nail polish goes on smooth, but dries with bubbles every single time!!!!! So I gave up whatever as long as they don't chip!

    2 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Ah no I'm sorry to hear that! Maybe it's an allergy?

    2 mesi fa
  • Kev Scharp
    Kev Scharp

    Holy shitballs! But you are gorgeous. Love your hair in this video

    2 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Oh thank you so much!

    2 mesi fa
  • Madi Willo
    Madi Willo

    Why do I have dents in my nail?

    3 mesi fa
  • Katerina Tsapara
    Katerina Tsapara

    Can I ask you something ? If I am in a close area I mean without air I will die without the mask 😷 ??? Now I am scared please answer

    3 mesi fa
  • Katerina Tsapara
    Katerina Tsapara

    Tysm for advice ❤️

    3 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Technically it is unsafe to inhale the chemicals but it is extremely unlikely that you'll die haha. Just make sure you are in a ventilated area so you don't feel dizzy or lightheaded!

    3 mesi fa
  • Katerina Tsapara
    Katerina Tsapara

    I learned so much from you thank you 😊

    3 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    I'm so happy to help!!

    3 mesi fa
  • Akina Thomas
    Akina Thomas

    Oops I shake my polish 🤭

    3 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Make sure to give it time to settle!

    3 mesi fa
  • Shawty Athena
    Shawty Athena

    Gimme ur white teeth lolololol

    3 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Haha! It's all about that whitening toothpaste!

    3 mesi fa
  • Randi Rollins
    Randi Rollins

    Love the new hair colors!!

    4 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Haha thanks! This hair color was a fun one.

    3 mesi fa
  • Monique Cloete
    Monique Cloete

    Hi,this really helpfull for since i am training myself....can u please tell me where u got that tower plz.....

    4 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    My ex made it for me years ago!

    3 mesi fa
  • Cindy_ angelcat
    Cindy_ angelcat

    This video is a life-saver! Thank you so much for the explanations~ Also, I am trying to find a good top coat.. Any recommendations? :))

    4 mesi fa
  • Cindy_ angelcat
    Cindy_ angelcat

    @Kelli Marissa Wow thank you so muchhh 💕

    3 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    I have a few faves, but some easy to find ones are Seche Vite (drugstore), Cuccio Colors glossy top coat (also drugstore) and Cirque Colors top coat (online only indie brand!)

    4 mesi fa
  • Pea Pie 2000
    Pea Pie 2000

    It actually has to do with the quality and consistency of the polish, the age of the polish, and whether or not you thoroughly let each coat dry before applying the next one.

    4 mesi fa
  • JJ Babbles
    JJ Babbles

    I lovvvvvve nail polish 101 videos! I always pick up a super useful tip from them (even though I've been polishing my nails since I was 11 lol - there's always more to learn!) I couldn't find the video you mentioned about cuticle removal 😕 I'm still confused about this because I've heard people talk about there being 'invisible' cuticle on the actual nail plate - like, half way down the nail plate? I don't want to scrub & scuff the heck out of my nails if I've just misunderstood it lol. OH! Also, slightly amusing story: I keep most of my polish in Helmer drawers.. But I only realised, while watching this, that when I moved 5 years ago I decided to keep the Helmers in the open plan living room that's attached to the kitchen.. But the dishwasher is right behind my helmers & the tiny partition wall gets HOT!! *screams & cries* I'm guessing it also creates a humid environment once a day - right onto the back of my precious polish collection 😭😭😭😭 TYSM - I must move my helmers asap! 💕

    4 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    I'm not sure exactly what you mean about an invisible cuticle! I don't have a video on cuticle removal as I don't often do that, but I do have a video of my favourite nail and cuticle products :)

    4 mesi fa
  • Couldn't think of a username
    Couldn't think of a username

    I heard that acetone/ nail polish remover can evaporate and cause bubbling. What’s your thought on this

    4 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Well if you're using remover then you don't have to worry about bubbles because you're taking the polish off lol! Or am I misunderstanding?

    4 mesi fa
  • Farhan Mohammed
    Farhan Mohammed

    come on Kelli u teach us not just talking

    4 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    There's only so much I can demonstrate in a video about getting bubbles lol

    4 mesi fa
  • Don't Read Replies Sorry not Sorry
    Don't Read Replies Sorry not Sorry

    Love your hair girl! 💜

    4 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Thank you so much!!

    4 mesi fa
  • Martian Creations
    Martian Creations

    Now I know EXACTLY what I’m doing wrong! It’s a habit for me to shake my polish and immediately opening it to start painting. Thank you!!!

    5 mesi fa
  • Martian Creations
    Martian Creations

    Kelli Marissa oh heck yes, thank you!

    5 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    I hope you have a bit more success now that you now haha!

    5 mesi fa
  • blueroses
    blueroses

    I’ve been needing this video!!! Thanks 🙌🏻

    6 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Glad you found it helpful!!

    6 mesi fa
  • Ms. Misty Eyed
    Ms. Misty Eyed

    I got TERRIBLE bubbling when trying to paint fake nails. I did basically everything wrong lol 1. Dirty nails because I had buffed them without using alcohol after to clean them 2. Shook the bottle right before 3. Didn't let all coats dry completely because it takes a while 4. Hot room 5. Blew on them to dry faster

    6 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Haha oh gosh I hope you don't have that experience again!

    6 mesi fa
  • Fidan Fassbender
    Fidan Fassbender

    this was so helpful, I paint my nails while sitting under a hooded dryer, no wonder it's all bubbled up :D

    7 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Haha yeah definitely not the best for avoiding bubbles!

    7 mesi fa
  • Shenice Says
    Shenice Says

    Love when people talk.

    7 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    🙂

    7 mesi fa
  • Rhian Davies
    Rhian Davies

    Hi thanks for that. I had a gel manicure last year and it was bubbly, couldn’t understand why. Also I love your lipstick, what is it please?

    9 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Oh gosh I'm sorry I don't remember!!

    9 mesi fa
  • r c
    r c

    Can you please say what nail polish you're wearing here since the link you gave is an invalid url?

    10 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Hey I'm sorry unfortunately I don't remember, this was a while ago :(

    10 mesi fa
  • Selena The Bawse Girl
    Selena The Bawse Girl

    Is it okay if I store my polish in a cupboard that doesn't get open often at all

    10 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Yeah that would be a good spot!

    10 mesi fa
  • Jennifer Carducci
    Jennifer Carducci

    Great information! Thanks!

    10 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Happy to help Jennifer!

    10 mesi fa
  • Raquel Levin
    Raquel Levin

    Thata girl 👍🏻

    10 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    :)

    10 mesi fa
  • Mj
    Mj

    I get bubbles when I rush, brushing it on too fast and doing too thick coats

    10 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Yes those are no-nos for painting haha!

    10 mesi fa
  • martha ware
    martha ware

    You have absolutely changed the way I do my nails! I'm only 13 but I love doing my nails, and have similar nails to you. Before I discovered your channel, I wasn't good at doing my nails, but now I know a lot about doing nails and am a lot better at it. Thank you Kelli, for helping me😊

    10 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Oh I'm so happy to hear this Martha :) I hope you keep exploring fun nail art and polish!!

    10 mesi fa
  • CANDACETHEANGEL
    CANDACETHEANGEL

    Your hair and makeup look great as always

    11 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Oh thank you so much!

    11 mesi fa
  • Karen Moncada
    Karen Moncada

    I love your videos, thanks for sharing such a useful tips. Very interesting information. I always learn something new with you.♡

    11 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Oh thank you so much Karen :)

    11 mesi fa
  • sbarnett37tiger Barnes
    sbarnett37tiger Barnes

    Sitting here wondering why I've got a million bubbles in my nail polish that I just painstakingly applied over 4 or 5 hours and then watching this video reveals all. It's summer here in Adelaide, South Australia, hot as hell tonight so everything is sitting at a nice warm temperature and on top of that I have a fan blowing directly on me and I've been using the fan to speed up the drying process. I also shook my polish before I started to give it a good mix, didn't use alcohol to clean my nails to begin with (I figured wiping them with a tissue would be enough), and I didn't wait until each coat was completely dry before applying the next. Ok so I wonder why I've got bubbles.

    11 mesi fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Haha omg you've hit all the no-nos! Hopefully this helps you!

    11 mesi fa
  • Hye Jin
    Hye Jin

    Oh girl i miss you so much

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    I'm here! Don't miss me :P

    Anno fa
  • Khristyn Few
    Khristyn Few

    Tip #3 is a life saver because I always wondered how to stop it from bubbling but still shake up the color. Thank you for saving a few manis of mine in the future!!!

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    I'm happy I could help :)

    Anno fa
  • Brittney Loves Games
    Brittney Loves Games

    I tend to get bubbles in my manicure if I'm in a hurry. So now when I paint them, I make sure I'm not about to eat or go out.

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Good tip!!

    Anno fa
  • Madeline Bondi
    Madeline Bondi

    Do you have any tips on how to paint on light polishes? I always end up with streaks when I use light pinks and whites and such

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    It might just be the brand you're using, I try to check reviews of polishes before I buy them!

    Anno fa
  • seven23july
    seven23july

    “You don’t want to inhale those fumes” .... or do I? 🤣🤣 Regarding idiots who complain about talking: 😳. Like seriously. What? It’s providing information; what do you want? sock puppets?! I can’t even. There is no additional visual aspects that you could have done to accomplish the purpose of this video. THANK YOU for not succumbing to stupidity nor dumbing down your videos. 😘

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Omg brilliant. I'm going to start introducing sock puppets into my tutorials!! 😝😂😂😂😂

    Anno fa
  • Lizandra Silva
    Lizandra Silva

    Kelli, one thing I learned that also helps to not get bubbles is to wait for the previous layer of base coat/polish to dry before painting on the next coat. Since the first layer is not yet dry, it releases some “fumes” that leave the “bubbles”. That has helped me 😊 Edit: just saw that Tess W also left the same tip below

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Haha great tip Lizandra!

    Anno fa
  • ValiantTaco
    ValiantTaco

    Is that Mustard the Courage on your nails??

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    YESSS!!

    Anno fa
  • Jaylynn Kulp
    Jaylynn Kulp

    Thank you so much Kelli, this was so helpful for me!!

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    So glad to hear that!

    Anno fa
  • MsGinahidesout
    MsGinahidesout

    Wow, thanks!! I found this very helpful. (I always shake my polish! 😮)

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Ahh I'm so glad I could help! :)

    Anno fa
  • ReshiK
    ReshiK

    Could you do a video on your filming setup?

    Anno fa
  • ReshiK
    ReshiK

    Kelli Marissa 😂😂😂 Maybe like an informational video on the type of stuff you have? Idk just a thought 😂😂😂

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Haha I don't know if it's worth filming, I pretty much just turn on my lights and sit in front of the camera! :P

    Anno fa
  • Alicia Reyes
    Alicia Reyes

    I find that Essie nail polishes bubble EVERY. SINGLE. TIME no matter what I do. I don't buy that brand anymore. 😕

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Honestly, neither do I. Too many inconsistencies.

    Anno fa
  • Buffy Cary
    Buffy Cary

    I actually keep my nail polish on the shelf in the closet of my spare room. 💅

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    That's a smart spot!

    Anno fa
  • LilEsBella
    LilEsBella

    If you could help me solve my nail polish issue I would be *super* grateful! Sometimes my fave topcoat that I’ve used for years will goes matte on the tips of my nails. It doesn’t do it all the time or on all my nails but it’s annoying. I’ll use it the next time & it’s fine all glossy, then the next time I do my nails it’ll do it again. I keep my room where I do my nails at 70 degrees year round, it’s not hot in the room. I can’t figure out why sometimes the top coat goes matte on half the nail & sometimes it doesn’t (it’s the same bottle) Any help?? Thanks

    Anno fa
  • LilEsBella
    LilEsBella

    Kelli Marissa no, it’s when I’m doing my nails. I paint them, wait 10mins then apply my fast drying topcoat from Sally Hansen (It’s called Insta-Dri) & sometimes it’s goes matte. Not the entire nail, but from the middle to the tip it’s usually the left hand. I thought maybe the room was too cold & tried turning off the AC but it will still happen. It doesn’t happen all the time or on both hands & there’s no particular color that triggers it. Maybe my fingers are too cold when I’m doing my nails? If I put another layer of top coat the next day (using the same bottle) it will apply normally. Idk it’s a weird phenomenon

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    I've never heard of that, but I wonder if it might be some sort of interaction with the oils in your skin or hair? Do you find that it happens during times where you are touching your face or hair a lot?

    Anno fa
  • Leslie Gonzalez
    Leslie Gonzalez

    Lol! Dunkers.... 🤣

    Anno fa
  • Fiorella Thomas
    Fiorella Thomas

    I love you videos so much. This helped a ton!! You’re the best. My favorite channel I’m subscribed to by far! 😘🤗

    Anno fa
  • Crafty Dest T
    Crafty Dest T

    This video was sooo helpful. Thanks Kelli! 😀

    Anno fa
  • Vanessa Lewis
    Vanessa Lewis

    So can you do a video of cleaning out old nail polish videos? I would like to reuse mine for cuticle removers, latex peel, and cuticle oil. I’m afraid to use 100% acetone or nail polish remover to get them thoroughly cleaned out. What’s your tip?

    Anno fa
  • Vanessa Lewis
    Vanessa Lewis

    Thank you! I found the video!

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Hey Vanessa! I've actually got a video about it. I believe it's my how to transfer liquid latex video? I show how to clean out a bottle and stuff :)

    Anno fa
  • connie mcdermott
    connie mcdermott

    Great advice Kelli! I noticed this past summer I had a lot of bubbles cos it was so humid here! Will def follow your tips!! Love your shirt!!!! 💚💚💚💚💚

    Anno fa
  • Anabell
    Anabell

    Another reason for bubbling I found for me were too thick coats of nail polish. Thinner coats helped me a lot with preventing bubbles. Thanks for the tips, Kelly :)

    Anno fa
  • Diane Busch
    Diane Busch

    Thanks for the tips!!

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Happy you found it helpful Diane :)

    Anno fa
  • Shasta Porter
    Shasta Porter

    You are such a cool IT-streamr. You are low-key chill, but amazing. Like you'd be a cool person to hang out with. Love your stuff!

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Oh gosh haha thank you so much Shasta :) You are so sweet.

    Anno fa
  • Ellen Jane
    Ellen Jane

    Do you have any tips for reducing shrinkage from top coat? I always find after around 24hrs after application the top coat shrinks back from the cuticle area. Doesn’t matter how careful I am in application it always happens!

    Anno fa
  • Ellen Jane
    Ellen Jane

    Kelli Marissa thank you! I’ll give that a go. I really want to try the Cuccio base and top, been waiting for the top coat to come back in stock over here in the uk. Nowhere seems to have it!

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Hey Ellen, the best tip I have is to flood your cuticles (and use more than you think you need!), and then wipe away the excess with a cleanup brush. This is what I do with top coats that have shrinkage like Seche Vite!

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  • Leanna Kekai
    Leanna Kekai

    This is why those little fans they sell to blow on your nails and make them dry faster are not actually helpful.

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Yeah, not so much!

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  • robin mimms
    robin mimms

    Thank u for this. This happens to me all the time and I always blamed it on the brand of the polish, thinking it had a crappy formula.

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Hopefully these tips help you!

    Anno fa
  • Leighre White
    Leighre White

    Thaaaank you so much!🙌

    Anno fa
  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    :D

    Anno fa
  • Songbird Sings
    Songbird Sings

    Could you do a 101 video on manicures with the end of a nail polish video. I have the toughest time getting a nice manicure when my bottle gets low. Your 101 videos have made all the difference for me! I have watched every single one!

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  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Oh thats a good idea! I'll have to use up some of my fave colors and do a video on them haha!

    Anno fa
  • Mrs.T Ladd
    Mrs.T Ladd

    It was a game changer for me when I learned about not letting air blow directly on you while painting your nails! Especially the ceiling fan, which is easy to forget about. Now my only bubble issues usually only happen when I'm in a rush. And it's either because I didn't let it dry enough (or set) between coats or I tried to cut corners and applied it too thick.

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  • Kelli Marissa
    Kelli Marissa

    Sometimes i still forget that the AC is blowing and I find myself wondering why my polish is so crappy, haha!

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  • Kelly Bryan
    Kelly Bryan

    What nail polish are you wearing? I love that color!

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