Our manicures sometimes wear out either because they are getting old or the use of lower quality products. Despite this, a lady ought to get herself acquainted with some tricks on how best to make manicures last longer, especially considering the fact that she’s on natural nails and she probably isn’t ready for artificial ones.
Here are the eight best natural nail hacks to make polish last longer;
1. Use a cotton-tipped stick:
You can use cotton-tipped sticks like the cotton bud, ear wipes or cotton swab to wipe down your nails with white vinegar. This is to get rid of any product buildup or natural oils to allow for a neat, dry base.
2. Put nails and cuticles in shape:
With a nail file, file your nails into a shape that mirrors your cuticles. This makes the nails less vulnerable to breakage. You can also take care of your cuticles by ensuring proper alignment of cuticles and nails. Use a pusher tool and cuticle oil to push back the cuticle. It is not advisable to cut off your cuticles.
3. Apply sticky Base Coat:
Applying a base coat first will make your nail polish stick better to your nails; it makes polish last longer. For better effect, apply about two to three layers of base coat before actual painting.
4. Roll nail polish bottle:
When trying to prevent or remove bubbles from the bottle of nail polish, roll it in-between your hands instead of shaking it up and down.
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5. Paint nails with nail polish:
After proper layering with base coat, paint the nails with your nail polish and do not ignore the “free edge” of your nails. Paint them as well.
6. Properly dry nails:
The most appropriate way to try newly polished nail is with cool air. You can either allow cool natural air to blow your nails or use a blow dryer. Dipping fingertips in cold water for a minute or two is equally helpful.
7. Replace hand sanitizer’s:
Subsequently replace hand sanitizers with hand-washing soap because sanitizers dry out nails. You should also wear gloves while doing the dishes or any chore that would require a lot of contact with water and brushing of the nails against themselves or other objects.
8. Hide growing nails with glitters:
You can hide the ‘half moon’ unpainted part with glitter, should the nails begin to grow out. This nail hack gives your nails a new look with an ombre effect!
You’ll find your natural nails attractive at all times with these nail hacks!