Five Ways to Make Your Manicure Last!!!

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Five Ways to Make Your Manicure Last!!!
Thu, 01-05-2006 - 12:10pm

  1. Make sure you have a very clean nail plate before applying polish. The natural oils on your nail, lotion or a piece of cotton fiber will make the polish peel. I like to strip the nails by swabbing them with Sea Breeze or nail polish remover.


  2. Always use a base coat and top coat. It's sometimes tempting to skip them if you're in a hurry. But remember, it's not worth it if your polish chips faster. The base coat acts as a foundation for your manicure, and the top coat is a protectant for your polish.


  3. Let each coat dry for a couple of minutes before applying another. This allows the polish to set so the next layer adheres better.


  4. Wear gloves whenever you do a job in water or dirt: dishes, cleaning, gardening.


  5. Try not to use your nails as tools. Concentrate on using the pads of your fingers and not the tips of your fingers when you reach, grab, hold and type.

by Deborah Lippmann, Manicurist