With the last days of summer arriving, here are a few tips to preserve your pedis:
One trick I have learned is to apply oil on your cuticles everyday after you get out of the shower. The best nail oil is Solar Oil and it has almond oil in it so it smells extra yummy while keeping your skin hydrated. You can find Solar Oil at most beauty supply stores or nail salons. By keeping your toes well-hydrated (works just as well or better on your hands too!), your pedi will last twice as long. Plus, it just looks better.
Another Smarty saver is to choose metallic colors as opposed to bright pinks and reds. For some reason, they don’t fade in the sun. Also apply a clear top coat every so often to protect your polish. And I’ve heard that you can ask for a special “sunproof” clear coat while at salon.
You might also alternate getting a pedicure and then just a polish change next time. With a polish change, you usually get filing, oil and new polish all for only $10. You also save time by getting a polish change – 20 minutes and you’re done as opposed to at least 45 minutes for a full pedi. Yes, I can do this on my own, but I never do as good of a job, I certainly don’t have the entire color palette of OPI polish, and for some reason, mine never lasts as long.