Beauty Finds Trop­i­cal Tips

Wear the sunny sea­son on your nails with these long-wear­ing pol­ish picks.

Good Housekeeping (Philippines) - - News -

MAKE YOUR MANI LAST

Prep to per­fec­tion. Don’t just file the edges of your nails; smoothen the sur­face, too, us­ing a nail buf­fer or shin­ing block. This gives you a smooth can­vas, al­low­ing for a more even dis­tri­bu­tion of prod­uct on your nail bed.

Pick your pol­ish wisely. No-lamp, at-home gel vari­ants like Solique Gel Pol­ish and Sally Hansen Mir­a­cle Gel are fast be­com­ing the pre­ferred op­tions for ob­vi­ous rea­sons: They last longer than reg­u­lar pol­ish (you can stay chip-free for up to 14 days) and you can ap­ply them on your­self, sans the fancy salon equip­ment. For best results, use these for­mu­las with the rec­om­mended base and gel top coats.

Do it right. Cre­ate the per­fect fin­ish by paint­ing three thin coats of pol­ish in­stead of try­ing to get as much cov­er­age in one go. Wait a minute be­fore ap­ply­ing your next layer to avoid smudges and bumps. “To pre­vent chip­ping, you can lock the edges of your nails by ap­ply­ing pol­ish onto them as you brush on your fi­nal coat,” says Imie Grace Lasap, tech­ni­cal trainer for in-salon gel brand Gel­ish.

1 Solique Gel Pol­ish by Girl Stuff in Seren­ity by Mar­ilen, P180, Girl Stuff, SM Mega­mall Bridge­way 4/L. 2 Sally Hansen Mir­a­cle Gel in Mal­ibu Peach, P495, Wat­sons, SM Mega­mall

Bldg.a 2/L. 3 Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy in Full House, P325, The SM Store, SM Aura Pre­mier 1/L. 4 Solique Gel Pol­ish by Girl Stuff in Rose Quartz by Mar­ilen, P180, Girl Stuff.

5 Sally Hansen Mir­a­cle Gel in Lemon Heaven,

P495, Wat­sons. 6 Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy in Win­ning Streak, P325, The SM Store.

7 Zoya Pro­fes­sional Lac­quer in Tay­lor, P450, Naila­holics, naila­holics.com for branches.

8 Zoya Pro­fes­sional Lac­quer in Lake, P450, Naila­holics.

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