Use a cotton swab to wipe down your nails with white vinegar before applying basecoat.
This removes any product buildup or natural oils on your nail beds that could create a barrier between the polish. Once your nails dry, apply base coat.
Use a sticky base coat to make the polish last longer.
Don’t skip the “free edge” of your nails.
Run the basecoat, paint, and topcoat around the edge to ensure your entire nail is sealed.
Wash your hands with mild soap instead of using hand sanitizer, which dries out your nails and ruins topcoat.
Wear gloves when doing the dishes to protect your manicure.
The fastest way to ruin a manicure is to submerge your nails in hot water and harsh cleaning chemicals. So if you needed an excuse not to do the dishes, there you go.