Wipe with acetone-based remover before you polish
One major trick to keeping a manicure intact is to strip the nail of as much oil prior to applying polish. Keep away from lotion or oil-based moisturizer just before polishing as well.
Bring your own polish to the salon
“Taking your own polish is definitely a good idea, especially when going to a regular neighbourhood salon,” says Mabelyn Martin, a nail artist at Paintbox Nail Studio in New York City. “Lots of those salons use thinner, which makes polish chip quicker.”
Wear gloves when doing the dishes
“Keeping your nails out of warm/hot water is also key in keeping a mani longer,” says Martin. Hot, sudsy water is a recipe for manicure disaster.
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