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Make your mani work for you

by timetospa March 18, 2013
Make your mani work for you

Spring is literally just a few days away, and even though parts of the nation are still getting hit with snow, ladies might enjoy dreaming about beach days by getting a fresh manicure and pedicure. Women's Health magazine recently revealed what styles and colors are in for spring and how to make your mani last, so you can be ahead of the curve the next time you switch up your professional nail polish. Here's what you need to know now:

Keep it light
You might have opted for darker nail polish shades in the winter to match the doom and gloom of the season, but now it's time to see the light. The experts at the magazine reports light shades like peach, pink and even cream hues are all the rage for spring - letting ladies show off the girlie and polished sides for once!

Not only are these light colors are welcomed relief from darker shades, but the light colors might mean you don't notice chips or other issues quite as fast - a total win-win. A fresh color like CND Nail Colour - Pinks in Blueberry Whip, might be a perfect hue to welcome the new season. 

Don't skimp on base coats
It can be easy to simply grab one of your go-to nail polish hues in a hurry and apply it while you're eating your breakfast, but skipping base and top coats can actually mean you'll need to retouch your mani more often. 

Women's Health repots base coats are important for a number of reasons, the biggest being giving the polish something to adhere to. In fact, applying a base coat can ensure your mani stays put for up to a week, rather than one to two days. 

Touch ups are a must
Even if you've applied both a base and top coat to your current nail color, it's a fact of life that the color will chip due to using your hands frequently. A great way to avoid having to take the shade off altogether is to apply a fresh coat of the same color every two days - make sure the product boasts a no-chip formula for best results. 

Take care of your hands
Nail polish can surely improve how polished and put together you look, but style points can certainly be lost if your hands are dry or wrinkly. Using a hearty hand and nail cream like Elemis Spa At Home Pro-Collagen Hand and Nail Cream can help keep your hands looking as young as you feel.

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