How to make your nail polish last longer

Having newly polished nails can leave you looking refined and confident. While chipped nails can have the opposite effect. So how can you make your nail polish stay perfect for longer.

How to make your nail polish last longer

Invest in a Good quality nail polish

Choosing a good quality nail polish can make all the difference. Expensive nail polishes usually contain more pigment and less toxic chemicals plus the brush is generally better quality too. Brands such as OPI, Jessica or Essie have plenty of staying power.

How to make nail polish last longer base top coat

Always apply a Base and Top Coat

A good quality Base coat used before applying your favourite nail polish can help adhere polish to the nail bed. While finishing the nails with a Top Coat will seal in the nail polish for a long lasting chip proof manicure.

Paint the tip edge of your nails

Nail polish tends to wear away more at the nail tip which eventually will allow water to seep into the polish and chip your nails. When applying nail polish, paint the tip edge of your nails to seal.

Avoid getting polish on your cuticles or skin

As nail polish drys it shrinks back, so any polish on your skin or cuticles is going to break away allowing the polish to chip.

How to make nail polish last longer

Touch up any chips with nail polish

Any chips formed can be recovered with polish again to make your polish last longer.

Apply Top Coat every 2 -3 days

Topping up your manicure with another layer of top coat polish can help keep your nails looking polished for longer. It will not only make your nails stronger but will reseal worn off top coat.

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