Who does not love rocking a homemade manicure for a week or even more? But with endless handwashing and regular use of sanitisers, our nails pay the price. It's tough seeing your nicely done nails lose their charm so soon. But don't worry! We've got some tricks up our sleeve to help your self-done manicure withstand chips, smudges, and of course, the test of time.
Prep your nails correctly.
The first step is thorough preparation of your nails. Start by wiping your nails with a nail polish remover, which eliminates natural oils that can obstruct the nail polish from adhering correctly. Avoid soaking your nails in water as it causes them to expand and subsequently shrink, which can lead to polish cracks. After cleaning, it’s time to file your nails—but remember to do it only in one direction. Filing back and forth makes your nails brittle and prone to breakage. Mimic the shape of your cuticle while filing to minimise breakage. Correct preparation of your nails not only contributes to a neater manicure but also helps prevent chipping.
Don't skip the base coat.
The second tip is to never skip the base coat. Applying a base coat forms a protective barrier on your nails that prevents them from staining and strengthening them against potential breakage. Plus, a base coat provides a smoother surface for your nail polish, resulting in an even application and reducing the likelihood of chipping.
Leave it to the professionals at Deluxe Shop.
At Deluxe Laser & Aesthetics, we have a team of seasoned technicians who specialise in providing top-notch, enduring manicures. Sometimes, the secret to a long-lasting manicure isn't just in the quality of the products used or the meticulous preparation but in the skills and experience of the person applying it. We utilise superior gel products that guarantee stunningly beautiful and long-lasting results. Our technicians lavish your hands with in-depth care, ensuring your nails withstand the rigours of daily life and stay flawless for weeks.
So, when in doubt, skip the DIY route and let our professionals at Deluxe Laser & Aesthetics pamper you to perfection!