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Make your nail polish last longer

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It can take a lot of effort to achieve perfectly painted nails. It really sucks to go through the entire polishing process only for your nail polish to chip shortly after.

Luckily, there are simple techniques to keep in mind that will help your nail polish stay on longer. Give these manicure lengthening tips a try the next time you polish your nails.

Clean Nails: Apply nail polish remover to your nails immediately before adding your base coat of polish. This is important even if you have no polish on your nails. It ensures that any oil and dirt that may be on your nails surface is removed.

Apply polish in thin coats: When polish is put on in one or multiple thick coats, it takes a long time to dry and usually peels off in a single layer. Instead, apply polish in thin coats to preventing a great deal of chipping and peeling.

Tips: Apply an additional thin coat of nail polish to the very tips of your nails. This will help to seal the polish in and help it to last longer.

Drying time: Allow each coat of polish to dry completely before applying the next coat. This decreases the overall drying time and the chances of chipping.

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