Shikha Mittal


Tips And Tricks To Make Manicure Last Longer

Your hands surely look stunning with perfectly glazed nail paint all over your nails. But the most annoying part is it doesn’t last long and starts chipping after a week. No one appreciates the chipped nails with half nail paint on them. They not only look bad but at times people also judge you on that basis. On the other end, well filed polished nails add more to your personality and enhance the beauty of your hands. There are the most common reason why nail paint doesn’t last longer is that we’re missing few crucial steps in nail art. To rectify those mistake go through the followings tips and tricks to make your manicure last longer.

Clean your nails

Cleaning is must. Before starting any manicure you can see at salon also they always clean your nail first. You can do this with isopropyl alcohol or a nail polish remover or even you can use white vinegar. As these will help you to remove or dissolve any oils on your nail also it removes hinder polish from sticking the surface effectively. This will help to make your mani last longer as well as it makes the color pop more intense.

Buff your nails

Before applying the nail paint, don’t forget to buff your nails. Most of us skip this step assuming it to be not-so-important. It evens out the dents and bumps in your nails. The unevenness of your nail bed is another reason why your nail paint cracks.

Always apply base coat

A base coat is the basis for a long-lasting manicure. Base coats contain an extra boost of cellulose chemicals to give them stick just like double sided tape for your nail. They stick to the nail below and the polish above to prolong the manicure, and allow for enough flexibility to move with the nail as it bends. Without this sticky, elastic surface for the pigment to adhere to, your manicure would chip a lot faster.

Roll the bottle

Generally many people use to shake the bottle before applying the polish. Just DON’T shake the bottle, as that will create problematic air bubbles.

Roll the nail polish bottle between your hands to warm it up slightly and fix any product separation. This way, the polish will go on more smoothly! Avoid the Cuticles
Use thin, light layers of paint

Big blobs or chunks of nail polish tend to give a bumpy, uneven finish. Pro recommends starting with thin, light layers and going over the nail multiple times until you've reached the ideal opacity.

Remove any excess polish around your cuticles.

Keep the polish from touching your cuticles because color applied there is more likely to peel away than polish applied directly to the nail.

Doing so will keep the color from lifting off your nail bed prematurely. The fastest way to fix mistakes is by carefully wetting a cotton swab with polish remover and tracing the perimeter of each nail.

For drying your nails quickly

Using the cool shot button on your hair dryer is an effective way to dry your nails instead. Or, you can plug in a mini fan, distancing yourself five to six inches away until your nails are dry.

Don’t forget top coat

The top coat works better if it's applied on wet nail polish because it seeps through the polish, allowing it to blend well with the color. So, after you layer on your polish, don't wait too long to apply your top coat.

Things you need to take care

  1. Humidity can seriously mess up your nail game. If it’s extra humid outside, make sure you wait twice as long before doing anything that might put dents in your nails. Also, pop your polish in the fridge for about 30 minutes before you paint for a smoother application without bubbling.
  2. You must avoid washing your nails in warm water for at least 12 hours as you polish take 12 hours to fully harden. Heat will leads to smudging and cracking and thus it will interfere into curing process. Yes you can use your hands in cold water.
  3. To protect your color and make it last longer than usual than you can apply a thin layer of top coat on your nails every two or three days.
  4. Wear gloves when you do housework, especially when working with bleach and ammonia. Dishwashing liquid can also be very harsh on nail varnish, so bribe someone else in the household to do them for you or keep those gloves on.
  5. Dried-out polish is more likely to peel off of your nails. Use nail oil at least once a day. Also use hand cream at least twice a day.
  6. If you get a chip in a spot where it can't be buffed away, here you can use your extra creativity, cover it up with some nail art like a stick-on rhinestone or an ombre design. Also when you do chip a nail, spruce it up by painting the chipped tip with two coats of glitter polish – you’ll fix the damage and give yourself a trendy accent nail.