Your manicure never lasts long or looks dull? Don’t blame your polish, maybe it’s the way you do your manicure. Check out these 5 mistakes to avoid!
1. Remove make-up from your nails in a hurry
The best way to remove nail polish is not what you think. Soak it in nail polish remover, then unfold it before placing it on the nail. Leave on for 5 seconds in a foil wrapper to soften the material, then slide the cotton pad towards the end of the finger. The varnish goes away without rubbing, very gently.
2. Switch to varnish without transition
The solvent, whether denatured or with acetone, always leaves a tiny greasy finish to compensate for its drying effect. A useful precaution, but which prevents the formula of the varnish from adhering correctly to the surface of the nail. Before you start making your manicure, wash your fingers with Marseille soap and dry them well.
3. File in all directions
When you file your nails, always repeat the same gesture in the same direction. Don’t give in to the temptation of an easy back and forth motion. This is the best way to split your nails. Choose a file with small grains, less abrasive than the one with large grains reserved for the toes.
4. Skip the pose of the base
This is an essential step not only to protect your nails from colored pigments, but also to ensure a polished application. The base will smooth and even out uneven surfaces. The application of the varnish will then be easier and its hold will last longer.
5. Rushing the application of the top coat
This is the essential final step to give your varnish a lacquer finish and prevent it from flaking quickly. Unlike the base, it is applied as a thick protective layer, superimposed on your two perfectly dry color layers.
In addition to these mentioned above, you will need to take regular care for your nails using professional manicure set. If you don’t have any manicure supplies, check out our Maryton website, where there are all kinds of nail beauty products.
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