How to Make Your Nail Polish Last Longer–And It’s Not Just With Base and Top Coats!

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (Mudslide).jpeg
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (Mudslide)

You go through the trouble of painting your nails with a beautiful new shade of polish.  Naturally, you want your work to last as long as possible, which means brushing on a base coat and finishing your manicure with a top coat. But what if I told you there is one tiny step more than can further extend the life of those gorgeous looking nails?

The next time you are preparing to paint your nails, I hope that you will try this little tip because it will surprise you.   After you thoroughly clean your nails, you should wet a cotton ball with some vinegar (white or apple cider) and apply to your nails.  Allow the vinegar to dry first and then go ahead with your manicure.  

What happens is the vinegar dries out the nail surface exceptionally well so that the first coat adheres better, prolonging that manicure even further! 


1 Comment

  1. Mint Pearls
    January 14, 2015 / 10:23 am

    Good tip! Need to try that one! I normally just swipe a bit of nail polish remover on my nails before my manicure, but I would much rather use vinegar!

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