Too often, when I paint my own nails, it winds up looking like a drunk toddler got to them. Not to mention the fact that the top coat I use tends to peel off the entire layer of polish if and when I nick my nails on something. Add into the mix that I’m a nail biter and that I’d rather peel off all of my polish than fix a single nail and, well, you get the idea. What are the tricks to making a manicure last? How is it that when I get my nails done at the salon, my nails seem invincible but my at-home manicures barely last the day, let alone the week?
You can find tips and tricks on how to make your mani last in almost every women’s magazine on the shelf, but instead of pulling out the old trusty magazines, I went straight to the source. Katlyn Lamoureux, formerly of the Spa at the Inn at Bay Harbor, and Becky Kahn of Garbo’s Salon were kind enough to sit down and give me a few tips on how to make your manicure last the work week, rather than having them chip on day one.