You are frustrated, you see your friends, using the same nail polish products and techniques as you do, but their nail polish stays for days and yours only for hours. Your nails look like you were in a fight with them, but you friends’ nails look perfect and untouched. Well, all of this depends on the type of your nails. However, there are many factors that cause this problem, as well as multiple solutions and hacks. Keep on reading as we guide you through them.

The factors

Multiple factors contribute to the fact that your nail polish does not last. The quality of the nail polish might not be good; a good product along with a good nail polish application are the key! In addition, there are some people who naturally have thin nails, while others have strong nails. In conclusion, it all depends on your nail type, the product, and how it is applied.

The perfect Nail Polish Technique

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel nail polish 2Cleanliness is the key

First thing you need to do is make them clean before you apply anything. Clean previous nail polish residue with an acetone that contains oils so that nothing will remain of them.

Remove stains

Sometimes, due to coffee and smoking, stains may appear on the nail. Soak a cotton swab in water and bleach, and rub it on the stain. This will surely remove them and make your nails clean.

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel nail polish 3Get the perfect base coat for your nails

Try as much as you can to find a base coat that feels sticky; this will act as a double phased duct tape that will make your nail polish stick on it.

Apply two coats of polish

In order to perfectly cover your nails.

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel nail polish 4Don’t shake

Instead of shaking it, roll the nail polish bottle between the palms of your hand, as shaking it might cause air bubbles to form which will make the polish peel.

Be patient

This might take a little while to dry; wait for it, and try not to use your hands for 30 mins.