01/7​6 ways to make your manicure last longer

Every girl can relate to this feeling— imagine you have just got a new manicure and suddenly something goes wrong, wrecking your beautifully painted nails. Many factors can contribute to nail polish chipping and cracking. To make your manicure last longer, we have listed a few tips and tricks which can help:

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02/7​File your nails before polish

Filing helps to smoothen the edges of the nails and keeps nail breakage at bay. Use a filer to even out the shape of your nails to make them last longer. Start by gently running the file across your nail in one direction, beginning at the outer edge, and making your way towards the centre, into a shape that resembles your cuticles. This helps to even out your nails smoothly and prevent overfilling.

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03/7​Apply your nail polish well

Want to make sure you don’t lead your perfect nails to mani-destruction? Learn to apply your nail polish well. Remember to never shake the bottles, as it creates air bubbles and doesn’t give a smooth finish. As nail tips are more prone to chipping, apply an additional layer of basecoat on the top half of our nails to build polish resilience and then paint another coat on the entire for a flawless look.

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04/7​​Work on your drying technique

As soon as you perfect your painting technique, wait for a few minutes and then begin to apply a good amount of oil over each nail to ensure your polish stays put for a longer time. This prevents the polish from smudging and ensure good nail health.

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05/7​Apply a thin coat of nail colour

Do you know that thicker coats of nail polish easily chips? For long-lasting nail polish, apply thin coats of nail polish. Thicker coats cam take more time to dry and can easily peel off.

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06/7Use gloves for household chores

For a long-lasting manicure, take care of your hands and nail polish. Nail polish can easily saturate in water and cleaning products. To protect your manicure, try to use gloves while cleaning and doing household chores.

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07/7Reapply top coat

After you have got your manicure done, you can secure it again by reapplying the topcoat. For long-lasting results, apply a top coat every two to three days.

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