Nail Polish Tips: Extending the life of your manicure

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The Polished Life

Autumn Zoya

Are you living the polished life?  Always polished or at least trying to be?  Well if you said yes to either one of these then hopefully you’ll find this post interesting.
Here’s a few tips on how to extend the life of your average manicure.  No, need to break the bank, or even go in for a polish change. Just by being a bit resourceful, you can actually do it yourself.

If you’re just feeling bored of your color or maybe you’re in need of covering up that random chip… or maybe you got home and didn’t like the color at all… well, don’t fret!  You can change all of this in a matter of seconds, just by using some of your polish laying around your house!

Nail Polish Used:

Autumn by Zoya
Willa by ZoyaOpi Matte Top Coat
Hors d’Oeuvres by Essie
Thin Nail Art Brush

In the photo above i’m wearing a color by Zoya called “Autumn” (from their Ignite Collection)
Well i was feeling a bit bored and wanted to jazz it up.  So, i decided to add black over each of my nails leaving just polish closest to the cuticle showing.  I used “Willa” by Zoya

Willa-over-Autumn Zoya

I wasn’t too fond of this combo… so i decided … why not cover up the shiny black part with 1 coat of matte polish.
Looking better already!

Matte-Willa-over-Autumn Zoya

A bit more time went by… and bored again… so covered up the copper color at my cuticle with the most sparkly glitter polish I could find.  Using a thin paint brush, I gently daubed Hors d’Oeuvres by Essie over the Autumn color.

Voilla!!  Loving this look with the black matte nails against the sparkly glitter polish!


If you don’t like the way your nails are looking … or just need to cover up a chip.  Try these methods.  Find a color that will compliment your existing color… or something totally opposite like black or white.  Then add some glitter to the tip or the base.  Next thing you know you’ve extended the life of  your manicure for another seven days!

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