Like ten small children atop your fingertips, those nails of yours need some mothering. From day-to-day damage, to the chemicals lurking in cleaning products, overexposure to the strong stuff will affect your manicure. The polish is tough – that’s thanks to the UV lamp curing – but nothing is invincible, despite how you feel three tequilas down. Invest in great rubber gloves (or sack off the housework entirely).
How to hang onto your gel polish for longer
Fresh gel nails. So great. So great, in fact, that you must send a pic to your group chat, type with index finger only, and high five anyone in sight. Yes, a new gel polish means all eyes on your fingertips, so keep ‘em staring your way beyond the two-week mark with our expert guide to longer lasting gels. *I’m typing this with freshly painted fingertips, and I see the gal beside me staring.
By Rachel Spedding