Did your mother ever tell you “don’t paint your nails all the time, they’ll turn yellow?” Well in the case of this beauty myth your mum is partially correct (yay mom).
Your natural nail plate is made from 100 layers of keratin protien, and is highly porous (hence bendy nails after washing dishes) so it is very likely tha nail polish will stain. They yellowing mom speaks of, however, isn’t from wearing nail polish too frequently, it’s just a sign you should be using a base coat. Base coats are also a girls best friend when she wants to prevent chipping and make DIY nails look like they set her back a quarter of a Benji.
If its too late, tell mom your sorry, and rub a little cuticle remover over the nails to help pull out the stain. (this tip is also killer when you stain your nails with other things like Easter egg dye)
And who knows, maybe next time Mom will be even closer to the truth.
Happy Egg Hunting.
Peace. Love. And Bobby Pins.