For your nail polish to last longer, you must above all have a strong and healthy nail. Our advice? Before starting a manicure, start by giving your nails a treatment to deeply moisturize them.
IN: Nail Boost dietary supplements act from within to provide all the elements necessary for the synthesis of keratin, the main component of nails and hair. A complete formula for fortified nails and boosted growth.
Our selection: Food supplements, Nail Boost, Manucurist, €29
OUT: A treatment rich in vitamin B5, C and AHA hydrates and strengthens the nails from the first application. This is THE product for people who have damaged their nails by doing successive poses of “classic” semi-permanent that are very aggressive for the nail. After a week of treatment, with two to three applications, your nails will be completely regenerated.
Our selection: Base SOS, Manucurist, €16
You have a nice nail polish and you want to make it last as long as possible? Here are some tips to make your manicures last over time.
First of all, it is important to note that a varnish will always hold better on a healthy nail. Whether you are a fan of semi-permanent varnish that remains intact for several weeks or a classic or vegan varnish, the good health of your nail will be important. It is also important to agree periods without any polish, just to let your nails breathe a little. Tell yourself that you can’t put varnish directly on your nails simply after removing the old one with nail polish remover. It is necessary to take good care and rehydrate the nail area before resting a manicure and embarking on nail art.
2. Degrease your nails
It is important that your nails are rid of all products before starting your varnish application. Fortunately, there are products designed to remove gel residues and dust, they allow you to perfectly clean the nails. However, if you don’t have this type of product, you can absolutely use white vinegar on a cotton ball, directly on your nails before applying. Thanks to the stripping properties of white vinegar, which will eliminate fatty substances, the material will adhere better to the nail and will last much longer than usual.
Our selection: Nail cleaner, Néonail, €4.90
4. Polish your nails
A 4-sided buffing block is truly an inexpensive accessory that will transform your nails. Each side has its action. Before a manicure it is interesting to use the first 3 steps. To know: one side to file and draw the shape of the nail, one side to smooth the surface of the nail, one side to polish the surface of the nail (don’t forget before applying your semi-permanent to better adhesion of the varnish to the surface).
The fourth side, on the other hand, will be used to polish and shine your nails when you are between two manicures but still want to have well-maintained nails.
Our selection: Polishing block, Sephora, €4.90