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Clever ways to extend the life of beauty treatments

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  • The Treatment: Manicure

    Keep your nails dry. Don't let the manicurist soak your hands. Water causes nails to swell; when they are painted, the polish is more prone to cracking as they dry and contract.

    Use a buffer. This tool removes ridges, creating a smooth surface that polish can adhere to easily, so make sure your manicurist buffs your nails. When doing your own, before polishing, clean them with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol, then buff.

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    Fortify your tips. After polishing, apply a top coat to just the tips, which chip first. Let dry, and then cover the entire nail. For a strong finish, brush on LCN Polish Seal, and then hold nails under a 60-watt bulb for three minutes.

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