Tips for extending the life of your manicure
You have spent an hour carefully caring for your nails to perfection.
As you admire your hands-on work, you can’t help but wonder how long this will last.
We all hope that with the time and effort that went into getting those shiny red nails it would last at least a week.
So it’s extremely disheartening that your nail polish starts to peel off the next day!
It’s especially frustrating when you’ve gone for a really dark trendy color. A single chip can ruin an entire look.
So how does a girl make her manicure last longer than a day?
Here are some practical tips.
A base coat is essential: Before applying any color to your nails, it is important to use a base coat. While many sing the praises of a great top coat, your base coat is an essential step. It gives your nail polish a good grip and helps prevent stains on your nails. Make sure to apply the base coat all the way to your fingernail.
Don’t forget the top coat: It’s obvious. You need to complete your manicure with a top coat. It will extend the life of your perfectly manicured nails. Look for formulas that promise protection, shatter resistance, and strengthening. Remember to apply on the edge of the nail.
Be brief: Short fingernails might not be as fashionable as long fingernails, but they are more practical and less likely to break. Which means they’re less prone to flaking and peeling.
Use gloves: Protect your hands and fingernails from damage from household cleaning products and the constant use of hot water by wearing gloves whenever possible. Gloves will not only keep your hands and nails from drying out, but they will also help prevent your nail polish from chipping and chipping.
Do not fiddle with or snack: This may seem obvious to most, but if you are a nail biter, this is a challenge! Keep your fingers away from your mouth. You might not bite the nail, but often just playing with your fingers, biting the skin of your fingernails can be disastrous.