5 Ways to Make Your Manicure Last Longer
We all feel so much better about ourselves when our nails are done. It may sound silly, but think about it: you feel more professional, more put-together, and more like a BOSS! With so many different shapes, colors, and designs to choose, we end up picking the style that most describes us, our favorite colors, and our personal styles. We know how much you love your manicure, so we’ve gathered some info on what you can do to preserve it for as long possible!
Whether your nerves are getting the best of you and you’re picking at your nails, or you had one-too many dishes to wash by hand last night, here are 5 things that you can do to make your manicure last longer.
The Secrets to Lasting Manicures
1. Go a Little Shorter
The longer your nails are, the more they are likely to break. Try to go for a shorter cut so that your nails can stay strong, while also not getting in the way. Your nails don’t have to be Kylie Jenner long to be gorgeous, so opt for short square, short with rounded edges, or even subtle almond shapes!
2. Getting the Edges
Our manicurists ensure that your nails are perfectly painted. The final stroke of polish on the edge of your nail, especially on your thumbs and index fingers, will prevent wear and tear and keep your color locked in for longer.
3. Reapply a Topcoat to the Edges of Your Nails
To keep that polish on the edges of your nails, you can reapply a topcoat every couple of days to keep the color vibrant and not going anywhere! This will keep the polish sealed in and prevent chipping.
4. Use Cuticle Oil
Cuticle oil is SUPER helpful with keeping nail beds and the skin surrounding your nails healthy and moist. Keeping these areas moist with cuticle oil can help ward off hangnails, peeling skin, and yucky-looking fingers!
5. Avoid Warm Water
Make a whole day out of manicure day — don’t do the dishes either! Submerging your hands in warm water can interfere with your polish’s drying process and can lead to dents, bumps, and other imperfections. If you really do need to do the dishes, make sure you wear gloves!
When worst comes to worst, and your nails are super grown out, you can even add sparkles to the base to make it look ombre. We know how much you love how your nails look when you first walk out of the salon, so these 5 tips for making your manicure last longer will really help keep that love lasting!