Remember how I painted my nails green last week in honor of St. Patrick’s Day? Well, when I glanced at my hands last night I noticed they looked almost as good as when I polished them seven days ago! Somehow they’ve remained chip-free with just some minor growth near my cuticles.
Perhaps I’ve finally cracked the code on how to make at-home manis last. Here’s how I achieved my long lasting manicure…1. First, I filed my nails with Sally Hansen “Handle Me with Care” Fine Nail Board.
2. Then I swept a cotton pad soaked with Sally Hansen Polish Remover across each nail to remove any excess oil. (Note: Do not rinse off your hands afterwards!)
3. Next, I gently used a nail buffer to ever-so-slightly rough up my nails.
5. After letting my nails dry for a minute or two, I applied as thin a layer as possible of Seche Vite Dry Fast, a clear fast-drying top coat that has the tendency to get thick and gloopy over time.
Just how amazing is Seche Vite? I literally went to bed an hour or two after I painted my nails, and they didn’t smudge or wrinkle.
I’m going to see if I can replicate my long-lasting results by giving myself another DIY manicure soon. I own two additional colors of Rimmel’s Long Lasting nail polish — a greyish purple and bright red. Which should I choose next?
Let me know if you try this manicure at home! Or if you have any other tips for long-lasting manicures, please share them below.