Friday, April 23, 2010

Manicure & Pedicure Care

I'm sure that you manicure/pedicure experts know this but I wanted to share some information that was in my local newspaper today. A professional manicurist gave some tips on how to make your manicure/pedicure last longer.

Make sure that your nails are clean, dry and free from oils and lotions. Good base and top coats are a must. Apply top coat twice a week to help maintain your nail polish. The key tip was drying time. She said that it takes a full 24 hours of curing time. It doesn't matter if you use a dryer light or quick dry--your nails will only be dry on the surface. No hot water for 24 hours. This means no bathing or dishwashing in hot water, no jacuzzi or beach for 24 hours.

Your pedicure should last anywhere from 4 - 6 weeks. Of course, how rough you are on your hands will determine how long your manicure will last. Nail polishes with glitter will last the longest. Cream polishes are the least durable.

I hope that this was informative for you. It certainly was for me.



Rica said...

Even though it says no hot water within 24 hours, I know I'm gonna break that rule. Maybe I'll take a shower before I get a mani or pedi so that I can avoid hot water as much as possible.

Thanks for the tips, Kat.

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galpal.hi said...

Thanks for commenting Rica! I know what you mean! When I first read the article, I was like WUT??? There is just no way that I can stay away from hot water for 24 hours. No wonder my mani and pedi don't last very long.


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