Wednesday, April 03, 2013

How to Prolong a Salon Manicure in Two Simple Steps

I'm a fickle mare when it comes to nail polish, often changing four to five times a week if not more so a trip to the salon to have a professional job done is a real, if rare, treat for me. A couple of weeks back I was delighted to be invited along to the launch of Rimmel's Salon Pro line in Dublin's funkiest new nail salon Tropical Popical with the promise of an expert nail job so naturally I leapt at the chance. 

Thing is, I'm pretty hard on my nails with work, housework, martyrdom and what not so my manicure was showing signs of surrender within 3 days -  I knew I'd have to act. That's where these two simple steps come in: 

Seche Vite & Essie's Leading Lady
All you need to revive your salon manicure is a glitter polish in a complementary shade to the one you're sporting (or a universally pleasing silver/gold) and a high shine top coat. It's fail safe Seche Vite for me, all day, every day though the likes of Essence and NYC have great alternatives too.  

First up, apply your glitter polish to your tips to conceal any tipwear and/or chips. You can do this freehand or if you're not too steady of claw use the tape method I showed you here

Step two: Apply your high shine top coat liberally to seal the deal and watch your salon manicure come back to life like Jebus himself on chocolate egg Sunday. 

It really is that simple. You can expect to get at least another week from your expertly applied polish and no one will be any the wiser. Totes Profesh, wha? 


Lovely Girlie Bits said...

Ah this method has saved me from many a chipped manicure! That Essie polish is boooootiful....

MakeupOverMind said...

Brilliant idea to use a co-ordinating colour! Don't know what I did before Seche Vite to be honest! And fair play for bringing in the religious undertones, important for us good Irish Catholics this time o' year...;D

Sidrah!!!! said...

Such a cute manicure! I do the same thing with my chipped nails, Usally i'll use the sponge method with glitter polish

S said...

Martyrdom is shocking hard on the claws, alright ;-) Great tips (no pun intended)