Ways to Make Your Manicure Last Longer

  • Use a cotton swab to wipe down your nails with white vinegar before applying basecoat.

 

  • File your nails into a shape that mirrors your cuticle’s, which makes them less likely to break.

 

  • Use a sticky basecoat to make the polish last longer.

 

  • Instead of shaking your polish up and down, roll it between your hands to eradicate and prevent air bubbles.

 

  • Dry nails with cool air.

 

  • Wash your hands with mild soap instead of using hand sanitizer, which dries out your nails and ruins topcoat.

 

  • Apply nail oil daily to prevent your nails from drying out and splitting.

 

  • If your nail polish has started chipping, file your tips down and seal them with another layer of topcoat.

 

  • If the tips of your nails have chipped, add super-thin French tip.

 

  • Wear gloves when doing the dishes to protect your manicure.