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How to Make Your at Home Manicure Last Longer

How to Make Your at Home Manicure Last Longer

Manicure Guide by Nail Specialists.

Isn’t it annoying that your nails get chipped as soon as you’ve got them done? We bet it must be. Here are some tips to make your at-home manicure last longer.

Getting a manicure is a very soothing and relaxing experience. However, when your nail polish starts chipping off within some days or sometimes even hours, it gets very irritating. So, if you’ve ever faced such an issue and you’re thinking about ways to make your manicure last longer, then don’t worry. We’ve some good news for you. With these tips, you can make your at-home manicure last longer than ever.

And no, there isn’t any guesswork here. We’ve asked nail specialists for their special secret, so don’t worry and let’s get on it.

1.    Clean Your Nails First

You should use your nail polish remover to clean your nails, even when you haven’t applied any nail polish. This wipes off the natural oils from your nails. These oils create problems while sticking the nails properly. Plus, skip the soaking step as it makes your nails expand, leading to nail paint cracking.

2.    Cut & File Nails Correctly

It is very important to cut off and then file your nails in the right manner. It ensures that the corners aren’t uneven or jagged. If you keep the nails short, it helps nail paint last longer. If you’ve longer nails, then there are chances that they might break in between your routine activities, particularly such as washing dishes or laundry.

3.    Dry Your Nails Properly

After you cut and file them properly, then cleanse your hands and dry them properly before applying nail polish. Because if you’ve thoroughly dried your nails, then they won’t shrink after applying nail polish. You won’t be facing chipping anymore.

4.    You Must Do The Base Coat

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If you want your manicure to last longer, then this is the key, my friend. A top-notch base coat ensures to strengthen the nails and also secure them from any stains. This leads to a sleek application of your nail polish. This leads to less chipping.

5.    Focus On The Application

If you, do it many times, it will result in a rough finish and will take a lot of time to dry. The solution is to take adequate nail polish on the brush and then apply it in a single go. Try to finish it in three stripes. One stroke on both sides, and then in the middle. This will avoid the uneven and bumpy application of nail polish. Then wait for some time till the first layer dries, and apply the next layer afterwards.


These are the simple steps to make your at home last longer. Also, while doing your daily activities make sure you wear gloves while washing dishes. And avoid soaking nails in warm water. Lastly, work on maintaining them, this way your hard work won’t go in vain.

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