Monday, November 3, 2014

How to make your nail polish last longer

Regular nail polish can chip so easily. You spend time and money on your manicure only to have it to start chipping in a few days. Gel polish stays on beautifully without chipping but taking it off is a hassle and it can be damaging to your nails.

There are some things you can do to keep regular nail polish on longer.

Squeaky Clean. Be sure your nails are dry, clean and free of any oils before polish application. Wipe them with acetone.

Make it Sticky. Start with an adhesive base coat. An adhesive base coat has a sticky finish. It anchors the polish to
your nails. I like Prolana Base-ics and Zoya Anchor.

Colorize. Use two thin coats of nail color. Cover the edge on the tip of the nail.

Add Armor. Apply a long wearing top coat such as Zoya Armor. Cover the edge on the tip of the nail.

Double up. Apply a second top coat. This time a fast dryer. Seche Vite is my favorite. Cover the edge on the tip of the nail.

Now it's home care time!

Use tools. Do not use your nails as tools. Use a key to open a soda, not your nail.  Use an orangewood stick to scratch off a price tag. not your nail. Use pencils to open a window screen, not your nails. Etc. You get the idea, right?

Keep them dry. Keep your hands out of water as much as possible. Wear waterproof gloves when cleaning or doing dishes.

Use cleaning tools with handles on them like this one.

Extra protection. Add more clear polish. You can add a thin coat everyday or every other day. Use the Seche Vite. It dries so incredibly fast!

These tips help my clients keep their nails shiny and chip free from week to week. Hope they help you too:)

 Have a beautiful day!
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