Call me dramatic but nothing hurts more than a fresh nail paint chipping off just after a few hours of application. Am I right or am I right? Only girls can understand this pain because a visit to a nail studio can cost you a pretty penny only to find it peeling after a few days (or hours). Nail paints don’t last forever, duh! We know that, but the unfortunate twist in its fate can be heartbreaking. You may envy your friends who flaunt their pretty nail art for days or even months while you are going in for refills every other day. Well, that may be because they take care of their manicured nails with a few tips and tricks that you are unaware of.
Make manicure last longer
Women like dressing up their nails. It is a major part of their self-grooming. Of Course, you can’t ignore your hands when you are all dolled up from top to bottom. What you can do on your part is to ditch the salon and go for a much affordable at-home manicure kit. Say bye-bye to a short-lived manicure because there are plenty of tweaks in your routine that will help you paint nails go a long distance. We are here to share surefire tips and tricks for a lasting at-home manicure.
If your nails are really nice and long, that may be a reason for frequent chipping. We know how much you love your long nails, but it is a fact that long-length nails are more prone to peeling. That is because long nails end up bumping into things, frequently while doing daily chaos. Some of us are even guilty of using our nails as tools. So, if you are fed up with chipping, try a different length and trim off your nails a little shorter. Not a fan of short nails? Paint them in cool nail art designs.
Apply across the free edges
While applying polish coats, we often start from the center and then bend the brush to the sides. That’s when we end up leaving the free edges on the sides. Covering the free sides is very important to seal your manicure. If you are using an at-home gel nail kit, you are free to spend as much time as you want on your nails. So, take your time and paint the free edges on the sides completely. It’s a very simple tip that will make your manicure last longer.
Apply thin coats
Most often we assume that the thicker the coat, the stronger is the sealing. That’s a trap. In fact, it is advisable to apply thin coats. The life of a manicure depends on how well the coats are applied. The blob of paint will take longer to dry and is at risk of chipping off easily. Reapply coats every two to three days.
Beware of cuticles
Another tip is to avoid getting paint on your cuticles. It’s easier said than done, we understand. Cuticles tend to come in the way of a straight swipe. The paint on your skin comes off quicker than on your nails. So, if a coat is hanging between your nail and skin, it will eventually chip off quickly. Sides are a bit tricky but try to stay inside the lines as much as possible. Use tools for the kit to ease the process.
Cool air dry
Instead of using hot air to dry your paint, go for a cooler approach. Use a cool air setting to get the job of drying done.
Use these tips and tricks to make your manicure last longer.