Whether you're getting a manicure at the salon or you're doing it on your own, these hacks will ensure that your polish will stay chip-free and glossy.
Start with a smooth base.
Fill in ridges and get rid of unwanted moisture and oil before painting your nails. This practice will allow the lacquer to stay on for longer.
Sally Hansen No More Stains Spray-On Base Coat, P595, Rustan's the Beauty SourceContinue reading below ↓
Never neglect the free edge.
The free edge is where the chipping starts. Brushing base coat, nail lacquer, and top coat on it will keep it extra protected.Continue reading below ↓Recommended Videos
Apply clear polish under your fingernails.
If you've got long nails, prevent them from breaking by painting a thin coat of clear or strengthening polish underneath the tips.
Anny Liquid Nails, P495, SM BeautyContinue reading below ↓
Re-apply clear polish every week.
To maintain the glossy gel-like finish of your painted digits, refresh the top coat every seven days. Don't forget the free edge!
Happy Skin Express Gel Polish Mirror-Shine Top Coat, P249. LazadaContinue reading below ↓
Be mindful of your actions.
Okay, this may sound like a ~deep~ advice, but it works. Being conscious of how you use your nail to open soda cans or untangle knots will make you aware of how much you tend to abuse your digits. Wear gloves first before doing house chores.
Be generous with cuticle oil.
When your cuticles are well moisturized, your nails look freshly polished. Plus, the digits become stronger and less brittle—aka they're less prone to chipping.
Orly Gel Fx Cuticle Oil, P395.75, Lazada
Get a gel manicure.
Unlike regular polish, gel polish lasts longer. You can expect extra glossy, chip-free nails that last for as long as four weeks.Continue reading below ↓
Try press-on nails
If you like nail art but you're the type who wants to do the mani by yourself, try press-on nails. This particular set can be customized to your nail size, desired length, and chosen design.
Holy Nails Made-to-order Press-on Nails, price available upon request, Holy NailsContinue reading below ↓
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