How to Make Your Gel Manicure Last Longer

I’m a little late to the gel manicure party. Gel manicures have been around for several years and I had only gotten my first gel manicure about 4 weeks ago. I normally never wear color polish on my nails; I like a clear polish for a clean but very understated look. But, I wanted to change things up and went to get a gel manicure.

I picked out a Lucky Magazine to guide me through the hottest nail colors for the winter.  Lucky told me to go towards the deep wine colors, so I chose a burgundy called “Masquerade” – and with the help of my fellow Instagram followers, they told me how to make your gel manicure last longer. Below are their tips and the products I used.

1. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize Your Cuticles and Nails

Caudalie Divine Oil, 2 oz. I use this daily, moistly at night. I spray it on my hands and rub it into my cuticles (you can use it on your body and face, too). It smells so lovely and is made of grapeseed, hibiscus, sesame, and argan oils and has no parabens, sulfates, and phtalates.

2. Don’t forget about moisturizing your hands, too!

This is a great purchase ($0.99) at your local drugstore (I bought it at Duane Reade). And it’s perfect to keep in your purse. It’s rich and creamy and soaks right into your cuticles.

StriVectin-SD Volumizing Hand Cream, 2 oz You can’t forget about the rest of your hands, and StriVectin products are continuously at my bedside, especially this volumizing hand cream. It has effective age-fighting moisturizers so your hands are smoother, brighter and firmer.

 3. Wear dishwashing gloves!

 This is probably the cheapest thing you could do (besides buying the Nivea cream). Whenever you do dishes,

What are your tips for making your gel manicure last longer?

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