The perfect manicure definitely puts together a girl's look, but most nail polishes tend to last 2-3 days. Which is why I went on a hunt to find the best faux gel nail polishes which do not require a UV Lamp. I've tried a few and some stayed on longer than others, but my current favourite is the Rimmel Super Gel. You can read my full review here, but I'll say this much: even though the polish says it will last 7 days, it actually doesn't last that long on my nails.
While researching and trying out different polishes, I also came across a beauty tip which has saved my manicures. It really took a 3 day manicure and made it last an entire week, which means I can now just do my nails on the weekends. The product you need is Vinegar.
Apply some vinegar on a cotton disc and use this to clean your nails.
If you're using a 2 step system, apply the nail polish in your chosen colour. Wait for it to dry and apply a second coat of the nail polish. If you have a base coat, then apply that prior to applying the chosen colour.
Apply the top coat which comes with the system.
That's all that is needed to achieve a long lasting manicure which will get you through your busy week with no fuss. I've been using this trick for a while now and I no longer have to worry about my mani during the week, unless it is a special evening and I want a fresh mani.
Do you have any tips for longer lasting manicures?