Last Friday (not four days ago, but the Friday before that) I went to get my nails done for my bridal shower. A diehard mani/pedi fan, I now try to only go to nail salons for special occasions, and when I do I often get a French manicure. I certainly cannot do one myself, and it makes me feel sophisticated and extra polished (no pun intended). This said, my trusty little French manicure often chips within a few days, not terribly, but enough so that it sort of ruins the original intention. So… I came up with a solution. When my French starts to chip, I grab my favorite glitter nail polish:
When picking a glitter nail polish, try to pick one with the bigger flecks of glitter as opposed to the super-tiny flecks. They cover up the chips more effectively. I grabbed this “Fergie” Wet’n'Wild one (pause for reaction) at a drug store on a whim, but perhaps you’d like to try one of these.
Simply dab two coats of your glitter over just the white part of your nail; you’ll see how the glitter starts to camouflage the chips!
Let dry and then paint one layer of a clear top coat; let dry and voila!
It will turn out differently based on the color and thickness of your glitter, but will extend the life of your manicure for another 3-5 days! Any other manicure “cheats” you lovelies have figured out? I’d love to know!
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P.S. How sweet is the little heart my manicurist put on my ring finger?! Love.