Three tips for a long-lasting manicure

Three tips for a long-lasting manicure and nice nails:

- If you want the nail polish on your nails to last longer, try applying a new layer of top coat every other day or so. This way it may last for up to two weeks!

- If you get a chip on one of the nails, but don’t have the time repaint it, smooth over that area with some nail polish remover on a cotton ball. Then apply a new coat of polish.

- I often read that you have to remove oils from the nails before painting them. However, I’ve never experienced that a manicure lasts longer if I do that. What really helps me to prolong the life of a manicure is the opposite. I rub a little oil into my nails and cuticles around ten minutes before applying the base coat. It really works! I usually use jojoba or almond oil.

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13 Responses to Three tips for a long-lasting manicure

  1. alessandra says:

    Thanks for the tips! Love all those colors!

  2. Nina says:

    I never thought of rubbing oil before polish o.O I mean, I do rub some oil while doing my manicure but I wait around 10 minutes for it to get soaked in and then wash my hands. Next time I won’t wash them and try your way :)

    • Antonia says:

      Nina, this was shocking news to me when I first heard it! Rubbing in oil before painting my nails seems crazy (used to do it when the nail polish is dry already). But then I tried it:)

  3. Leia says:

    I agree about the oils! I rub some Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter into them and let it sink in as I’m cutting and filing, and I never find that it makes the nail polish come off sooner.

    All these nail pics are stunning, by the way!

  4. Linda says:

    Bra tips å nice pics!

  5. great pictures…I have to buy a topcoat!


  6. jill says:

    Great tips, I’ve got to get some jojoba and try your way :)

  7. thank you! I’ve always loved your nails!

  8. Annelien says:

    Good tips! A tip that worked realy well for me is: use a good basecoat. I use ‘Trind nail repair’ or a drug store nail harderer as a basecoat and eversince my polish hardly chips! I love the pretty pictures you take from your nail polish. I’m going to try to make arty pics of my nails some time soon too, you inspired me! :)

    • Antonia says:

      Thank you, Annelien! I couldn’t agree more with you when it comes to base coat! To me, it’s even more important than top coat. I’m always looking for a good base, right now it’s Orly Bonder. I’ll try out the Trind base too, if I get the chance. So far, I’ve only tried their cuticle remover and I liked it!

  9. Nuké says:

    Love the colors. Thank you for the tips. I like how you match the colors on your nails with your outfits. Very creative

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