Freshly applied varnish imparts nailm well-groomed appearance. However, sometimes a manicure begins to peel off after a few hours. To keep the coating as long as possible, and the varnish does not require restoration, master a few simple rules for choosing and applying enamel, as well as nail treatment.
How to choose a good lacquer
The strength of the varnish depends on its texture. The longest on nails keep varnishes with glitter – sparkles of various sizes. Such a tool is fixed for a week or more, holding without chips and scratches. Resistant and sand varnishes, which include the smallest particles, give the manicure an interesting texture. Durable lacquers with the effect of craquelure – when properly applied, they can hold up to two weeks.
When applying varnish with glitter, note that it can be difficult to wash it off.
Classical enamels and matte varnishes are characterized by moderate resistance. Choose lacquers with good pigmentation, which can be applied in two layers. Mother-of-pearl tools are more durable than their counterparts. Very dark enamels last a long time, however, every scratch is noticeable on them. Light colors are easier to apply – small chips or scrapes on such a manicure will be less noticeable.
To lacquer lay flat and held for a long time, it is necessary to properly prepare the plates. Carefully podpilite them, giving the nails the same shape and length. Remove the cuticle with a special liquid or carefully cut it with a pliers. The varnish applied over the cuticle will be pruned.
The surface of the nails should be leveled using a polishing bar. It will remove waves, exfoliated particles and other irregularities, making the plates perfectly smooth. Do not treat the nails for too long, so that they do not thin out.
The obligatory stage is the application of a protective base. Too soft nails cover the base with calcium, and ribbed – leveling base. The basis is better to apply in two layers, carefully drying each.
Features of coloring
Before coating, turn the vial with the varnish and twist it between the palms – the tool is mixed and becomes homogeneous. If you want to use varnish with glitter, flip the bottle upside down in advance – the settled particles will move closer to the neck.
Do not use a thickened lacquer – it will lie down sloppy and quickly peel off. Dilute the enamel with a few drops of a special liquid.
Draw on the brush the lacquer and in three strokes, apply it to the nail. Place the brush closer to the base of the nail, then push it to the cuticle and draw the line to the tip of the finger. Repeat the process by painting the side of the plate. Dry the lacquer thoroughly before applying the second coat. After finishing the staining, dip the brush into the vial, wipe it off the neck and paint the end of the nail, as if sealing it. This simple technique will prolong the life of your manicure.
Finish the manicure with a shiny top with a drying effect. Apply a thick layer on each nail from the cuticle to the tips. Allow the top to dry. Do not dry the lacquer with a hairdryer – this will make the coating fragile.