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According to nail stylists, a simple manicure or pedicure will last one to two weeks, depending on your lifestyle and the amount of stress you put on your hands and feet. It is also dependent on the type of manicure or pedicure you've had. If you have artificial nail services, such as acrylics, tips, wraps and gels, your artificial will maintain a fresh look for a longer period of time. You can help maintain the look of your nails between salon visits but applying a top coat to your nails every couple of days, and using hand moisturizers and cuticle oils before bedtime.
Nail polish always chipping? Can't figure out why? Make sure you are using thin and even coats of polish. Always use a base coat, let dry, then two coats of polish, applied thinly and let dry. Then apply top coat, even and thin, over polish color. Using quick and thin strokes of color will keep nails looking their best.
Did you know that certain colors of nail polish can make your hands look larger or smaller? Darker colors like deep burgundies and plums tend to make the nail and finger appear shorter and wider. While lighter colors make the nail and finger appear long and lean. Who knew nail polish worked like your wardrobe?
Always try to do a great manicure/pedicure at home but can't stop getting polish on cuticles and fingers? Worry no more. There are plenty of correction pens that are easy to use and cheap to buy that erases nailpolish where it is not wanted. Let polish dry on nails at least one hour before using these correction pens. Correction pens can be found at your local drugstore, beauty supply store or online retailer.
OPI, Essie, and Lippman collections of nail polish colors look great on all women. The names of these polishes are so funny they are hard to forget! Popular with spa's and at home, these brands last for days without chipping or ruining natural nails. A huge selection of colors is just what you need to find a match for you.
Getting a manicure every week isn't necessary for proper maintenance of your nails. Here are a few simple tips for perfecting a polish change, which will make it look like your nails had a complete manicure makeover:
1. Remove all nail polish with acetone-free nail polish remover and wash hands thoroughly so there are no traces of lint left behind.
2. Apply one coat of base coat polish to your natural nail, or to the exposed area of artificial nails. For artificial nails, make sure to apply a base coat formulated for acrylics.
3. Apply your favorite shade of nail color and allow a few minutes to let dry before applying the second coat of nail color to your nails. 4. Use a top coat to seal in your color and protect your nails.
5. If you notice polish on your skin or cuticles, dip a small Q-tip or wooden stick in some nail polish remover and wipe away any leftover polish on your skin.
6. Apply one drop of cuticle oil to each cuticle.
Natural nails should be treated with care. Look for brands that have formaldehyde and tolulene free products in them before applying to your nails. These ingredients tend to make nails brittle and peel, and are not necessary in nail polish colors. But before you buy, read the label to make sure you're buying the best for your nails.
Ever wonder why your mom kept more nailpolish in the refrigerator, next to all the food? Nailpolish will actually last longer being stored in a cool, dry place, like the refrigerator. Keep caps tightly secured and polish will not become thick as quickly as stored elsewhere.