Women are super careful not to touch anything once they get their nails done – because we don’t want to mess up our nails if we can help it. Some women are not big fans of acrylic nails so they end up painting their natural nails and that turns out just as beautiful. There’s just one problem – the nail polish.
It seems like no matter how much you spend on a teeny tiny bottle of nail color or how many times ‘long lasting nail polish” is written on the body, it just wont last the week. Put your hands in water once or twice or try to open a plastic plate and poof – gorgeous manicure ruined.
Tips for long lasting nail polish
- Prepare your nail by using a cuticle removal and thoroughly remove shed skin before proceeding.
- Balance the pH levels of your nails by using nail cleansers.
Nail polish that won’t chip no matter what
These are the nail polish celebrity manicurists swear by:
This nail polish has various colors (both neon and cool) and periodically floods the market with new shades of polish. An extra topping on the cake is that the nail polish is five-free (non-toxic) and cruelty free (no animals were harmed in the process of creating the nail color).
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour
Not only does Le Vernis last 6-9 days without chipping, but it also cares for your nails in the process says manicurist, Gina Vivano. Le Vernis is also five-free.
Eda Midori of Lady Fancy Nails promises that Smith and Cult is high-end and long lasting. Smith and Cult is eight-free.
Memento is not quite a nail polish but a top coat. You use it after applying your desired coats of polish.
“This gel-like top coat will make any nail polish last longer—both in chipping and keeping the polish shiny. It offers the ultimate shine and is fast-drying, which is key for my clients who are always on the go, jumping between interviews, shoots, etc. It can be used over any polish brand for the same amazing results.”—Elle
No more awkward waiting for your nail polish to dry.
Elle has had A-list celebrity clients like Jenifer Lopez and Hilary Clinton.
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