10 Tips: Make Your Nail Polish Last Longer

nailpolish_msbluesky.jpg It may sound old fashioned, but beautiful looking hands and nails make a glamorous statement about who you are and how you care for yourself.

It does take diligence and care, though, so I’m here to help with 10 ten easy tricks to keep your manicure looking great longer.

1. Keep nails short

Long nails are more prone to chipping and breaking than short, professional-length ones. Aim for nails no more than a quarter inch past your fingertips.

2. Groom cuticles

When polish is applied to overgrown cuticles, it peels off easily. Keep cuticles in check by applying a drop of oil to them and gently pushing them back with a wooden tool. NB: Don’t cut cuticles; it can cause them to grow back even thicker.

3. Clean nails

Apply polish to nails that have been cleaned with a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover. Any oil or…

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