5 Ways to Make Your Manicure and Pedicure Last

We always talk about skin and hair care.  How about our nails?

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Our nails are very important to our general well-being.  Right girls?  It reflects our personality and it reveals our health too. So you have to see to it that your nails are healthy looking groomed nail.

Going to a salon is quite expensive to have a manicure and pedicure.   And sometimes you are not satisfied with the result because the nail polish use can easily crack or remove just in a minute.

So here are some tips I learned on how to make manicure and pedicure last.

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Using Nail Polish Remover clean nails with a cotton swab.  Clean nails allow polish to adhere better and make application more even.

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The one usually use in the parlor to remove residue is PURE ACETONE.  But if you see that it makes your nails dry, STOP USING THIS KIND OF ACETONE.  Use a nail remover without hydrators like LANOLIN.

BONDER Rubberized Polish Gripping Basecoat
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A primer with a unique rubberized base that will help lacquer grip our nail surface for LONGER-LASTING adhesion.
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Shimmery/Pearly Nail Polish last longer compared with matte nail polish because it contains MICA PARTICLES.   Always apply two lights coats of this nail polish for longer lasting result.


Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

Dries ANY Nail Color in 30 Seconds!
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As far as I can remember I started using this when I am still working at Watsons Inc., SM Davao City.  I was amazed with this product because even if the price is quite expensive it really gives CUSTOMERS SATISFACTION.

After applying your favorite nail polish, just wait for a minute before applying one coat of INSTA-DRI ANTI-CHIP Top Coat.  And in 30 seconds it will dry quickly.  This will last 10 days and more.


This was given to me by a friend and this is very nice after you have your manicure and pedicure done.  Before going to bed I put this on my nails to prevent from breaking and chipping.

Source: GH, Yahoo and my own experience
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  1. helpful! my nail polish always tear off after a couple of days and putting on a base is really effective :)

    The Bargain Doll

  2. Aww, thanks! I always go for shimmery nail polish because I know it lasts longer compared to matte polishes.

  3. Thanks for the tips. I love taking care of my nails as a reward for myself.

  4. good tips, but hindi ba parang magastos naman? Just asking.

  5. Great tips.I just put on the nail polish and that is it.i don't put any anti chip and oil. I'll do this .thanks

  6. nice tips, having a right base is a good tip. Didn't know about that thing until today.

  7. Great tips! Unfortunately, I keep my nails virgin! hahaha, bottomline: tamad.. hahaha really, I just keep it short and clean :)

  8. @Papaleng: Actually mas magastos maxado yung sa parlor kasi in my own experience madaling matangal yung mga nail polish nila sa parlor, kaya pabalik2 ako for another manicure and pedicure.

  9. Great tips for making your manicure and pedicure last longer. The manicure and pedicure will give last longer saving you time and money.

  10. I abandoned nail polish way way way back. It gets in the way of doing things. hihihi... When I get my nails done, I prefer to have them nail polish-free. :D

  11. Yes I agree with that Our nails are very important to our general well-being. Right girls? It reflects our personality and it reveals our health too. So you have to see to it that your nails are healthy looking groomed nail. So why are you waiting go for manicure and pedicure in Lakmesalon because it is one of the best salon in India.

  12. Women should totally improve their skin and nail care all throughout their lives. It's a must to have manicure and pedicure at the same time each week.

  13. I am sharing your tips to my friends who like to have colored nails. I really like looking at well-colored nails. ;)

  14. Mabibilang ko lang sa daliri kung ilang beses na akong nagpa manicure. But my wife, gosh every week ata bago ang nail polish. I'll share na lang this post to her. She badly needed to know the said info here.

  15. Applying the base coat and top coat is extremely important to keep nails from chipping off. However, I get lazy sometimes and skip this step haha.

  16. The top coat can really make the nail polish last and can also give it a good finish.


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