Have you ever wondered why manicures done at a salon lasts longer than doing it at home? They don't actually have top secret information. It just takes a few simple tricks. Tricks that spell the difference between a long lasting manicure and one that is not up to par. I am going to share with you some tips to get a salon-worthy finish.
AWESOME TIPS TO GET CHIP FREE NAILS
1. Prepare Your Nails For Manicure
Make sure that your nails are clean and free of oils. If your nails are oily, the nail polish would not adhere to it properly. Make sure that you have removed any traces of old polish and then wash your hands thoroughly. Prepping your nails will ensure longer lasting manicures.
2. Apply Your Base Coat
Before putting on some color on your nails, it is important to put on some base coat first. Most base coats contain proteins and other substances that help in keeping your nails strong. It also prevents the color from staining your nails. You would know that you are using a base coat if it dries really fast and has a matte finish. However there are also some base coats that have a tacky finish when dried.
3. Easy Breezy Nail Application Technique
If you are putting color on your nails, use only thin coats, especially if a particular polish isn't that opaque. Use the first stroke on the middle part of your nails and then apply on the sides afterwards. If you are doing it for the first time, use your pinkie finger as an anchor and rest it on the surface. Allow ample drying time to prevent unnecessary bubbles.
4. Top Coat Seals The Deal
After ensuring that the coats are dry, you can then add a coat of top coat. This nail polish gives a shiny and translucent effect on your nails, which makes them look professionally done. This also helps in lengthening the life span of your nails. You can also re apply your top coat every now and then.
Some people find it difficult to apply polishes on their nails, especially when they are using their non dominant hand. However, with a little practice, you can definitely get the hang of it. Try to use these tips the next time you are planning to do your nails. This will definitely save you a lot of money in the long run. Have fun and enjoy your nail adventure!