How to Make Your Mani Last and Last
1. Skip the soak - it feels nice, but letting hands sit in a bowl of soapy water can actually reduce the bond between your polish and mails. Instead, give nails a good wipe-down with a remover soaked pad.
2. Prep the surface - the newest base coats do more than fill in ridges and bumps; they make nail polish adhere better.
3. Finish with gel - to lock in color and shine, paint your nails as your normally would, then finish with a gel topcoat. You’ll get long lasting gloss minus the time-consuming removal process of a salon gel manicure.
4. Seal the edges - don’t skip this step - it’s key to getting polish to last. After applying topcoat, run the brush along the tips to prevent chipping. Do an extra layer on thumbs and index fingernails. which tend to chip first.
5. Use cuticle oil - keep a bottle in your purse and apply it frequently to freshen up your main. When your cuticles are moisturize, your nails look better.