Not too long ago on Twitter, I mentioned how much I love Essie nail colors but they JUST DON’T LAST. SO I decided to start a personal beauty mission and figure out a way to make it last. Here’s what I came up with.
1. Clean your nails before painting them. Remove all dirt and oil and starting on a clean base is best case scenario.
2. Use a base coat. It’ll help the color adhere to your nails.
3. Paint two coats of color. Take the brush, with sufficient amount of polish (not too much, not too little), and stroke down the middle of your nail first then paint the left and right side of the nail. Don’t forget to paint the top ridge of your nail. Makes a big difference.
4. Finish with a top coat. Only one coat of it, though. It makes for the perfect finish.
I’m wearing Essie’s ‘Tart Deco’. It’s easily become one of my favorite colors for spring.