Sunday, June 24, 2012
Guest Post - 3 Tips for a Lasting At-Home Manicure and Pedicure
Today we are featuring a guest post on Healthy Living Natural Beauty. Below you can read about some tips for at-home lasting manicures and pedicures and the bio of our guest writer. Please feel free to leave comments or questions for the authors of any of our guest post articles.
Kate Croston is a freelance writer, holds a bachelors degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She writes guest posts for different sites and loves contributing internet service related topics. Questions or comments can be sent to: katecroston.croston09 @ gmail.com.
3 Tips for a Lasting At-Home Manicure and Pedicure
Doing your own nails at home can save you a lot of money, but they just don’t seem to last as long. What are you doing differently from the nail salon? Well, here are three tips to help your manicure or pedicure last longer, even when you do it yourself.
1. Base coat – If you want your nail polish to stay on and not stain your nails permanently, then you need to put on a clear base coat before you ever start painting. Not just regular clear polish here, but an actual clear coat created for protecting your nails and providing strong adherence. A quick dry version will help you to get to the actual color part faster.
2. Top coat –Like a base coat, a top coat is clear and created just for that purpose. Adding a top coat as a final coat to your painted nails will help keep the paint from chipping and also add a great shine. Like a screen protector on your cell phone, a top coat is just a sensible precaution.
3. Let it dry – One bad thing about doing your nails at home is the temptation to start moving around. When you have your nails done professionally, you stay very still and let the nails dry. They even have special lights to help the paint dry faster. However, you don’t have access to that at home. Don’t just assume when the nails are no longer tacky that they are dry. Wait a sufficient amount of time before using your freshly painted nails. Depending on how many layers you used, this can be up to a couple of hours.
There are other ways to make your nail polish last longer. One is as simple as choosing the right brand. Some brands are made for natural nails and some for artificial, so know what you need before you buy. Your nails can last weeks if properly maintained.