4 ways to MAKE YOUR MANI LAST
Capping the free edge of nails—painting over the tips when applying base coat, colour and topcoat—will ensure that the manicure lasts longer than some Hollywood marriages.
Polish on your cuticles not only looks like amateur hour but can also shorten the life of your mani. “As your nails grow, oil residue can seep underneath the bottom of the nails where the nailpolish bond is broken. It will cause your polish to lift and peel,” says manicurist Wendy Rorong.
Mo’ polish, mo’ problems: The more coats you apply, the thicker the polish and the more likely your mani will chip.
Chip the tip of your nail cleaning the bathroom? First, delegate that chore forevermore. Second, grab a complementary shade of polish and apply only on your tips, French-manicure-style. Hello, new nail look.