How to Make Your Holiday Nails Last Longer

What are you wearing on your nails for the holidays? Whether you plan on wearing the new Dazzle collection (which we highly recommend) or another festive shade, you need the right system to keep your manicure in place. Defend + Shine can seal in your mani for up to 2 weeks, so you can bet your holiday nails will last.

This means that you can start painting your nails now and have a flawless manicure leading up to the holidays. Let’s see how it’s done!

Paint Your Nails

First, you’ll want to paint your nails as normal. Grab any of the new Dazzle shades and paint them over your base coat. Once you’ve applied two, even layers, wait a few minutes for them to dry. Then, apply your favorite top coat. Try Ultra Glossy Seal for a faster-dry time with a high-shine, lush finish. 

Wait 24 Hours

This step is crucial. As excited as you may be to start the Defend + Shine system, you have to wait at least 12-24 hours for your polish to fully dry. We recommend waiting until the next day after your fresh manicure.

Use Defend + Shine

The next day, apply a layer of Naked Gelie to 4 of your fingers and cure them under the LED light. Then, apply Naked Gelie to your thumbs and cure those at once. After curing, swipe the nails with Clear Shine spray on a lint-free wipe to remove any residue. You’ll be amazed to see the intensity of the shine on your nails. That manicure isn’t going anywhere!

If you’re struggling with the Naked Gelie application or want to hear some tips, be sure to check out our article. Remember to avoid the skin when applying, as this can cause lifting or peeling.

Now you can enjoy your holiday nails even longer. Don’t forget to order Dazzle for just $45 if you haven’t already! The bundle includes 5 Z-wide brushes and a Hot Lips shade in Limo.

Feature photo via @miss_pilar.