There’s nothing worse than spending an hour perfecting your manicure only to have it chip in three days. You might think it’s the polish or the fact that you didn’t wait as long for it to dry as you know you should have, but it’s probably because you’re skipping one very important step: Swiping your nails with nail polish remover first.
It might seem pointless if your nails are already polish-free and you might worry since it’s remover and all, it’ll actually prevent the polish from sticking, but it’s actually just the opposite.
Going over your nails with nail polish remover before you apply your first coat of polish helps it stick by removing all the natural oils from your nail beds. It can be acetone or non-acetone — it doesn’t really make a difference in this case.
While it’s true that some base coats do the same thing, you probably already have nail polish remover in your bathroom cabinet, so you don’t have to worry about buying another product. Plus, it dries right away. After wiping nails with remover, you can immediately start applying polish.
Your mani will stay awesome for 5-7 days, or longer if you apply a top coat every couple of days. Magic!