Nine Life-Changing Secrets To Making Your Manicure Last For Weeks

Certain formulas work better than others. Matte formulas are generally not long-lasting. Glitter polishes have more grip—though they inevitably take longer to get off when you want to change your polish!

"There are also new formulas with gel technology that extend the life of nail polish, but aren't formulated with gel ingredients, like my entire JINsoon line." -Jin Soon Choi, celebrity manicurist and founder of Jin Soon Hand & Foot Spa

"When you're applying sunscreen to your hands, try to avoid your nails as much as possible since some sunscreen ingredients can interfere with the lasting power of some polishes." -Nadine Abramcyk, co-founder of TenOverTen
"Reapply a topcoat every two or three days. If you apply a top coat every day, your nail polish will look thick, but spacing it out makes sure the mani will last as long as possible without sacrificing the look." -Jin Soon Choi, celebrity manicurist and founder of Jin Soon Hand & Foot Spa

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It's not a big secret that everyone at Lucky is really, really into manicures—and I'm no exception. Whether I'm doing my nails myself or getting them spiffed up at my favorite salon, I'm always excited to try one of the season's fun, bright nail polish colors. However, there's nothing that ruins my mani mojo more than getting a chip or a nick on my fresh new coat of polish just a couple hours after application.

Luckily, I've learned that you can extend the life of your nail polish with a few creative tricks that can be done before, during and after your next mani. We had some industry experts reveal their best tips to making your next mani last—and after putting them to the test, they've certainly amped up my nail game for good! Click through above to snag their genius ideas.

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