Hi everyone, welcome back. Today I’m going to show you how I can wear a mani using a peel off base coat for around five days.
1. Cleanse the nails!
Like the rest of our bodies, our nail plates produce oil, this needs to be removed to ensure proper adhesion. You can do this using rubbing alcohol or acetone. Don’t clean your nails by using hand soap or ordinary nail polish remover as these contain oils. This will give your nails a nasty white, flaky and dry look, but stick with it.
2. Apply a very thin coat of peel off base.
I find that applying a normal coat of polish makes my mani peel quicker. So I apply a very thin coat, make sure to wipe most of the product off the brush.
3. Don’t apply the peel off base like a normal base coat!
Make sure that you don’t push the brush as close to the cuticle like you normally would.
Yes I have yellow nails, no I don’t take drugs, nor do I smoke. I don’t often use a stain preventing base coat. I’m just addicted to nail polish and because you’re reading this, I’m guessing you are too. 😝
Also, make sure that you don’t apply the peel off base close to the edge of your nail, leave a gap!
4. Don’t wrap the free edge with the base coat!
Wrapping the tip of your nail with the peel off base coat will cause it to lift a lot earlier!
5. Make sure you cover the peel off base coat!
When applying your first coat of coloured polish, make sure you push past the edge of the base coat with the brush. This ensure that the peel off base can’t lift, and water and oils can’t get under it.
I probably should have used a more opaque polish here but I was trying out a new thermal. 😝
6. Make sure you wrap the tip with the coloured polish!
Because we didn’t wrap the tip with the peel off base coat, when you wrap the tip with the coloured polish, you created a seal.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 with the top coat.
8. Don’t use cuticle oil how you normally would!
Don’t put oil on your cuticles when using a peel off base coat, oil will just causes the polish to lift. So I only use oil on the underside of my nail, this way my nails stay hydrated but my mani won’t lift.
Those are the steps I use to make my peel off mani last. Obviously it won’t last as long as it would if you used a regular base coat, but you should get around five days wear. I’ve even had seven days wear.
If you try my tricks, let me know how you got on! If you have any questions, leave a comment below or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank for reading!