Ready for an affordable way to glam up your look? Nail polish is the answer. But how do you make it last? We've got you covered. Our research has uncovered the secrets to long-lasting polish and much more. Get ready to perfect your mani game!
Ready to perfect your at-home manicure game? Start with essential prep work: remove oils with polish remover and buff away ridges for a smooth surface. Then, remember the 4-coat rule: base, 2 color, and topcoat. We'll show you how to nail this and more for salon-worthy nails!
Don't skip the base coat! It primes nails, fills ridges, and protects them from damage and discoloration. Even a single layer helps. Strengthen and repair with a trusted brand like OPI - your nails will thank you!"
Apply nail polish in thin layers using only three strokes: one down the middle, and one down each side. More than three coats can clump, smudge, chip, and look overdone. A single layer isn't durable, so take the extra time to apply a second coat for better coverage and color.
Don't skip the top coat. It's like armor for your nail polish. Two layers seal in color and prevent chipping. Also, the tip of the nail is often forgotten, so make sure to seal it. Top coats also provide a glossy finish and can dry quickly.
For the best results, wait 2-4 minutes between each nail polish layer to let solvents evaporate and allow for proper drying. Rushing the process can cause damage and affect the final look.
Don't go overboard with nail polish. Applying more than three coats can cause clumping, streaking, and smudging. Thick layers can even lead to peeling and chipping of the polish.
To maintain your manicure, apply a quick-dry topcoat every few days. It adds protection and strength to your nail polish. Plus, it's a quick process.