Nails have come a long way, from polish lacqur, fancy custom, gel, and made press on to fancy stickers. 79% of women still love to have their favorite colors and paint their nails. But if you can’t afford a trip to your local nail salon, here are ten ways to make your polish stay longer.
Clean your nails-
Remove all nail polish from your nails with nail remover. Even if you don’t have any one it’s best to start with a clean foundation. Soak, buff, and file. The same technique they use at the salon.
Push back your Cuticles-
This also helps the polish stay on longer, why? Because polish can get into them, pushing the polish up making it look clunky and messy.
Use a sticky base coat-
This makes the polish last longer and I see it mostly used in a few nail salons as well. Make sure to also double the coat on the tip of your nails. That’s where most of the chipping occurs.
Apply nail polish in thin layers, thick layers tend to come off.
Roll not shake-
To avoid air bubbles, roll the polish between your hands.
Dry your nails with cool air to avoid a blow dryer. Hot heat tends to make your polish “look” dry.
Bring your own polish-
If you do decide to go to the salon to get your nails done, bring your own bottle of polish. Salons use thinners and it causes bubbles and peeling.
To avoid further chipping and etc, apply the cuticle oil (once your nails have dried) around the base of the nails.
Wash your hands with mild soap instead of sanitizer, it tends to remove the top coat/base coat.
Wash dishes with gloves on.
Stop soaking your nails, it causes the nail to absorbs water, expanding the natural shape.
Apply a base coat once every three days over your set of nails. This keeps it from chipping and also gives a gloss effect to your nails.
If your nails grow, add a funky color to apply as a French tip.