11 October 2008

You can have your manicure looking great longer. Well, there are several tricks you should do. Try this following step, you're gonna get a great looking manicure.
  1. Keep nails short. Long nails are more prone to chipping and breaking than short. Try no more than a quarter inch past your fingertips.
  2. Groom cuticles. It's peels easily, if you polish at overgrown cuticle. Keep cuticles in check by applying a drop of oil to them and gently pushing them back with a wooden tool. Don't cut cuticles! It can cause them to grow back even thicker.)
  3. Clean nails. Clean your nails with a cotton swab dipped in nail-polish remover. Any oil or lotion left on the nail bed will prevent polish from bonding to the nail and cause peeling in a day or two.
  4. Apply a base coat. Even if you're in a rush! A specially-formulated base coat gives colored polish something to stick to so it lasts longer.
  5. Apply polish in thin coats. Wipe one side of the nailbrush against the neck of the bottle to ensure excess polish is removed. Then sweep the brush up the length of the nail in thin coats. Thick coats of polish bubble and peel
  6. Allow polish to dry between coats. Manicure experts say that giving polish some time to dry before applying a second coat allows the first coat to form a better bond to the nail. The second coat will then bond to the first.
  7. Wrap polish onto nails. When applying polish, sweep a bit across the edge and under the nail tip.
  8. Apply topcoat daily. This step is very crucial! Top coat ensure your manicure lasts. Sweep on a protective topcoat daily to increase your nail polish's staying power.
  9. Toss old polish. Old nail polish is thick and gloppy. It doesn't have power for newer polish. If you can not bear to toss your favorite old bottle, add a bit of polish thinner to make it smoother.
  10. Protect hands from water. The polishing will lift off the nail if immerse hands in water too long. When washing dishes, remember always use rubber gloves and keep showers to a quick 10-15 minutes.

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