When applying varnish, usually it flakes in 2 steps 3 movements. So how do you extend the life of your nail polish?
Our expert manicure reveals their tips and tricks for a nail polish that really holds!
Application tips and unsuspected tips, these are the 5 commands that must be strictly adhered to to extend the life of its varnish.
Step 1. Clean hands you will have
“You think to wash your hands just before applying polish and degrease the surface of the nail with a cotton and a little alcohol to allow the base to adhere well to the nail without fat residue. Which could have been dropped after applying hand cream for example. ”
Step 2. From the base you will apply.
“It is important not to forget the application of the base which will allow a more uniform application of the varnish, protect the nail from the pigments of the varnish
(yellowing) but also improve its behavior over time.”
Step 3. A careful application method you will perform.
“It cannot be repeated enough: Apply very thin diapers, I insist on the” very “because it is the key to a successful manicure.
Do not be afraid if the first layer of color is irregular it is quite normal, it will dry quickly will serve as an undercoat and the result will be perfect with the application of the 2nd.
To do this, do not hesitate to dilute the varnish with special drops (such as the Essie Pro fluid E for example) so that the varnish retains its original texture and even mid-bottle.
And above all, it avoids putting solvent in the bottle, it alters its composition!
It is also essential to “border” each layer of varnish on the outside of the nail. Border is to apply its base on the entire nail in 3 horizontal movements, then a 4th vertical along the free edge of the nail.
This will create a “small” on thickness and protect the nail polish from shocks. ”
Step 4. Patience you will show.
“Council that might seem useless but that seems to me ESSENTIAL: to respect the drying time between the layers and this, even for the base!
We check that the previous layer is dry before applying another, otherwise may wait indefinitely that our varnish is permanently dry and risk making snags. ”
Step 5. In the top coat you will invest.
“Today, there are top-coat” between two manicures “that apply on its varnish every 2 days in thin layer. The goal of the top-coat between two manicures? Revive color, shine and improve hold.
In addition, its texture is much thinner than a drying accelerator top coat for example, the drying time will be faster! “