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How to make Manicure/Nail Polish Last Longer

Hi Loves! Welcome to another blog post of mine this week.
From my analytics, I noticed you like beauty posts... Today, I'll be teaching you a technique I sue in keeping my nail polish on for a longer period of time without chipping.
Whenever the Spirit leads, I get a pro manicure. And if I have something serious ahead like a party or a wedding, I'm deffo getting them done professionally. I might do an acrylic fill which is my now defunct signature French Tips.

In the absence of any of the above mentioned reasons, I like to paint my nails myself.
Usually, I decide on the colour, pattern or theme for the week.
File your nails gently if they aren't in shape. Dust off.
If you have tape, cut a long piece into slender/thing pieces and stick them around your nails to avoid the nail polish giving you extra work after painting.
The next step will be to apply a base coating aka nail hardener aka invisible/clear polish. Allow it to dry a little.

Apply your chosen nail polish colour.
Wait a bit for it to dry a bit.
Then, apply another coat of the invisible/clear polish.
Allow it to dry. If you're in a hurry keep your hand s steady and allow them to dry for 12 minutes then, soak your hands in cold water.
That's today's post guys. How do you make your nail polish dry faster?
Thanks for all the love you continue to show here on the blog and on Facebook and Instagram.
By God's grace, I'll see you in my next post this Thursday :)
Your Friend, Alexandra.

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