Make Your Nail Polish Pop

It’s prime manicure and pedicure season! To help your nail polish last longer and look better, follow these tips so your nails stay in tip-top shape.

1. To keep nail polish from creating tiny air bubbles, make sure you’re painting on thin, light layers. Start with one stripe down the middle followed by one each on the left and right sides. After doing this on every nail, repeat the process to deepen the color without overapplying polish and crating bumps.

2. To keep cuticles healthy, apply cuticle cream or a moisturizing product like Vaseline nightly.

3.To keep chips at bay, criss-cross and line the tips of your nails with clear polish. Use a fine brush to “criss-cross” (go from the side of your nail and work your way in to the middle and repeat on the other side) and line (Dot on polish along the top rim) all your nails.

4. To make neon polish pop, use a white matte base. Unlike clear, the opaqueness of the white makes for a better contrasting background for the neon than a clear base coat would.

We like: Formula X Neon Base Coat, $10.50,

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