One beauty problem that drives me crazy: chipped nails. After all the time we spend on our home manicures, it can be frustrating to have your nails chip a day later!
Want to keep your manicure in tact? Try these top 5 tips for maintaining your manicure:
Buff your Nails
Once you've taken your nail polish off, buff your nails using a nail buffer. These are super affordable and remove all of the residue left from your last manicure. Buffing your nails helps provide the most clean surface possible for starting a manicure.
Use a Base Coat
I know this can seem like one extra step in the process but it's necessary. Nail polish goes on much smoother on top of a base coat than just your buffed nail. Trust me, this will add at least a few days to the lasting power of your manicure.
Gloves are your friend
While wearing rubber gloves might seem like a time warp, it seriously saves your nails. Use rubber gloves while doing any cleaning, especially when you're using harsh cleaning products.
Moisturizing your cuticles is really important! Using a cuticle cream is essential for keeping the skin around your nail soft, preventing infections and maintaining overall healthier and stronger nails.
Try a quick-dry top coat
Keep your nail polish set in place with a quick-drying top coat. Using a top coat is really essential for preventing chipping and keeping your nail polish lasting even longer. Try salon quality brands like OPI and Morgan Taylor.
For the love of (nails),