Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How to Keep Nail Polish Chip Free

Visualize this: You've just spent over an hour immaculately applying your favorite color or brand of nail polish on your toenails, and they look divine. You can hardly keep from jumping for joy. You go out with a bunch of friends, and they all compliment you. An hour later, while waiting in a queue or picking up something from the floor, you look at your feet, and you see that your nail lacquer has chipped in several places. You can almost feel that tide of frustration building up inside you.

All of us have gone through this at one time or another. This is why you now need to make sure that it never happens again. And thankfully, there are multiple ways to accomplish it.

The first thing that you need to make sure is that your nails are squeaky clean before applying polish to them. Most of us forget this really important step. The dirt/oil on our nails gets in the way of the lacquer sticking onto the nails, and ultimately leads to the polish peeling away. Soaking your fingers in lukewarm water for about 10 minutes often forms an important part of a manicure, because it helps soften the epidermal layer and facilitates the cutting of any cuticles around the nails. If you want to pamper your hands, then add a few teaspoons of this Refreshed Pure & Natural Rose Water to moisturize and hydrate them.

Secondly, remember to file and buff your nails. You can use a nail buffer or an emery board for this. Don't file them back and forth, but only do so in one direction. Any ragged edges will just increase the chances of your nail polish chipping off.

It’s always better to apply one thin coat, wait for it to dry completely, and then apply another thin coat on top of it instead of just slopping on one thick coat. Layers help because they stick to each other, and provide even more strength.You can further protect your nail polish from external environmental damage such as heat by applying a top clear coat to seal the polish.

Lastly, avoid biting your nails. No matter how tough your nail polish is, nothing can beat the sharp points of your teeth, and biting your nails is just like cursing your own soul. 

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