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The 2-Second Trick For Making Your Manicure Last Longer

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November 3, 2016

It doesn’t matter if you painted your own nails or got them done at the salon, chipping your manicure sucks. Not only does a chipped manicure looks sloppy, but it’s a waste of time and money. And once your manicure starts chipping, you’re more likely to pick at your nails. However, there’s a life-altering hack from YouTube will change the way you paint your nails. This 2-second trick will seriously decrease the likelihood of your nail polish chipping and make your manicure last much longer.

READ MORE: How Not To Pick At Your Manicure When It Starts To Chip

This easy trick is to seal your nail polish. It sounds confusing, but it’s actually super simple. All you need to do is run the base coat, polish, and top coat over the “open edge” of your nail to assure that the nail polish sealed. The “open edge” of your  At the very least, make sure you cover the edge of your nail with the top coat. The tips of your nails take most of the abuse on a daily basis. By sealing the tip of your nail, you are providing extra protection from chipping.

Last Longer Manicure

Another trick to making your manicure last longer is to avoid getting any polish on your cuticles. If the nail polish gets on your cuticles, you run the risk of lifting the paint from the nail which can lead to chipping. Prevent this by pushing back your cuticles (never cutting!) before painting your nails.

For more tips, check out how to make your at-home manicure last longer and how to fix smudged nail polish.

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