Ladies, I have the BEST manicure hack! Dip and gel (shellac) nails can be super pricey. I’ve found a hack to prolong your manicure by 1-2 weeks while looking brand new the entire time! Keep reading to see how I prolonged my Christmas manicure below!
How To Prolong Your Dip/Gel Manicure
This easy “touch up” manicure can be done in under 10 minutes! I’ve done this exact manicure multiple times and receive compliments each time!
1. Clean up your existing manicure
Using a nail brush and soap, gently clean up your existing manicure. There can be leftover makeup and daily residue between the edge of your nail bed and nail polish. Wash and dry hands.
2. Apply Base Coat To Bare Nails
Apply a regular base coat to the grown out section of your nails (in between your nail bed and existing nail polish). Sit and let dry.
3. Apply Glitter Nail Polish
Next, apply a chunky glitter nail polish in between your nail bed and existing nail polish. Chunky glitter polish is optimal as it applies thicker and will be flush with your raised existing nail polish. Apply 1-2 coats. Remove any excess on your fingers and existing dip/gel nail polish. Let glitter nail polish dry.
4. Apply A Top Coat (Optional)
For a more flush look, apply a clear top coat to the glitter nail polish. This will give a similar finish to the existing dip/gel nail polish. Make sure the top coat doesn’t overall your existing dip/ gel nail polish – it will easily peel off! Let dry completely and enjoy!