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.
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