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Spent nearly an hour this morning doing base coat, two coats of colour, top coat (so 4 coats altogether). This evening there are quite a few chips. I thought putting a top coat on would make them last a bit longer.
Shirley How many coats of Rimmell do you put on and do you use base and top coat? Five days is good!
Don't cut the skin around the nail, that's how infection gets in.
You need to apply a nail oil twice a day on the nail and the skin around it. It will keep the nail supple enough to resist breakage and stop you getting hang nails. Once you've got the skin nice around the nail they look so much better.
The secret with nails & the eponynichium is to be gentle, rough manicuring will make the skin thicken which is unattractive.
Cuticle is a piece of dead tissue shed as the nail grows, the bit you all push back is eponynichium.