1 . NOT APPLYING BASE AS FIRST LAYER
Applying base coat on your nails is very important when doing your manicure. Most people think it’s not necessary but it helps to extend the wear of your manicure and seal out oil on your nails before applying the color polish.
2 . STOP CUTTING YOUR CUTICLES
No to cutting of cuticle, only when it’s inevitable. When you cut your cuticles, it leaves your nails flaky when they grow back. The best option is for you to push them back rather than cutting. You can use a cuticle softener or removal to soften you cuticles before pushing back or you can push them back with wooden cuticle pusher after shower because at that time your cuticles are soft.
3 . NOT CARING FOR YOUR MANICURE TOOLS
People think washing of manicure tools ain’t relevant and that’s where we are wrong. If your manicure tools are not properly cleaned or disinfected, they can spread germs. The areas around and below our nails piles up bacteria and if our tools are not cared for, they can end up getting contaminated.
4 . BIG NO TO THICK LAYERS OF POLISH
We think applying thick layers of polish can reveal the perfect shade of color on our nails but that’s the mistakes we make. Thick layers of polish takes longer time to dry , approximately 6 - 10minutes which will only end up in a mess. Instead of applying 1-2 thick layers of nail polish, it’s better to apply 3 light layers and leave each coat to dry.
5 . STOP DRYING YOU MANICURE IN COLD WATER
Drying your manicure in cold water is just a myth. when you put your manicure in cold water, it hardens your nails instead of drying your manicure. Nail polish requires air to dry not liquid. If you are in a hurry to dry your manicure, you either use a super dry hardener or a fan.