Ever wonder why some people manage to keep their nail polish intact for a week, while yours chips on day two? Give our expert tips and tricks a try, and youâ€™ll make it much longer without chipsâ€”we promise!
Prep Your Nails Properly
The most important thing you can do for your manicure happens before you start painting! You must properly clean your nails of any oil, lotion, and moisture for your base coat to properly adhere. How? Use a clean polish brush or small makeup brush to prep your nail with a mixture of 70 percent rubbing alcohol and 30 percent water, or just use a nail primer.
Allow The Right Dry Time
Itâ€™s very important you let your polish fully dry between coats. This means waiting a full three minutes between each coatâ€”including your base and top coats.
Don’t Blow On Your Nails
The moisture in your breath can actually prevent your lacquer from setting properly. If you must speed along the process, follow celeb manicurist Jenna Hippâ€™s tip and blow-dry your nails on a low, cool setting for a few seconds.
Pick The Right Top Coat
After you apply your base coat and two layers of colour, reach for a thick gel topcoat. This will fully lock in the colour.
Apply a Thin Clear Coat Every Other Day
Every few days, apply a thin topcoat, which will keep the polish shiny and fill in any weak spots that are bound to crack. Some experts say every other day is best, while other suggest every three days. Trial and error will show you what works best for you!
Soaking your hands in waterâ€”like when you do the dishes, for exampleâ€”allows moisture to penetrate your polish, creating chips. The solution? A simple pair of gloves.Who would’ve thunk it?MYNEWSHUB