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How do you keep them that way

September 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Family Life

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Several weeks ago, I went to get a pedicure.  Black toes.  Silver shiney stuff on one half at an angle.  Elaberate white and silver design on the big toe.  I love funky toes for summer.

While there, I was feeling kind of frisky.  My nails were all about the same length, so I decided to get a manicure. I like the french manicure with the white tips and the pink nail beds. I think they’ve turned out lovely.

Now my question for the internets:  How do I keep them that way?  I’ve been having them done once a week for a month or so now, so they’ve gotten a little longer.

But the polish doesn’t last a whole week.  And frankly?  I’d really rather it last two week. I don’t do dishes.  I don’t use them as tools as I’m want to do when they don’t have polish on them.  I DO spend a lot of time typing on the keyboard but that’s about all I do with my fingers.

Is there some magic to it?  I mean the $15 manicure once a week isn’t going to break me, but I wish I could only do it once every two weeks.  Sometimes I just don’t have the time to spend 30-45 minutes on something as frivilous as my nails.

So can someone out there tell me the secret to getting my nail polish to last longer?


2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nadine // Sep 5, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    no clue but maybe try a different type of nail polish. I can’t use Avon products…at all. It wears off quickly and leaves my nails weird…splits and peels. I like sally hanson. it lasts on my toes quite long while. I don’t use polish on my fingers. Too much of a tomboy, I guess.
    Roy has worn his clear coat…well it’s pinkish on his manly hand doing all the things he does and it’s stayed….a week.
    Sally Hanson..Fly Away.
    It was a joke.

  • 2 French Manicure Nails // Sep 8, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Usually the higher quality French Manicure Nails kits have 4 layers:

    1-Rubberized base coat
    2-Opaque white tips
    3-Translucent pink over coat (goes over the white as well but it’s translucent so it shades the white slightly so it’s not a stark white and gives it a natural finish)
    4-A protectant and shiny (or sparkly) protective top coat, typically this coat is also UV reflective to preserve the coloring …

    The key to having them last longer is:

    1- Applying a little extra of the white tips (Since the tips are the most abused part of your nail and most likely to scratch of chip)

    2- Don’t layer too many coats so they don’t chip easily

    3- A rugged top coat that protects everything under it

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