tirsdag den 8. maj 2012

How to make a manicure last – my tips & tricks, hvordan du får en holdbar manicure – mine tips & tricks!

Dansk, skrevet med kursiv.
See the manicure on day one HERE.
On a holiday I can make a manicure last 10+ days (of course a little less at home) with a minimum of tip wear. Normally I would have filed away the tip wear and I could have added an additional coat of top coat if a minor repair was needed – but I didn’t this time, I wanted to see what it would look like after 10 days!
There are of course some very basic rules, you have to follow, and then there are tips and tricks involved, and you have to experiment, to find what works best for YOU!!
If you would ask me to give advice, it would be…
Se manicuren på dag et HER.
På en ferie kan jeg få min manicure til at holde 10+ dage (naturligvis lidt kortere tid herhjemme) med minimalt slid på tipperne. Normalt ville jeg bare file sliddet på tipperne væk og om nødvendigt have foretaget en lille reparation efterfulgt af et nyt lag toplak – men denne gang lod jeg være med det, for jeg ville se og vise, hvordan det ville se ud efter 10 dage!
Der er naturligvis nogle helt åbenlyse ting, man skal overholde, og dernæst er der tips og tricks, som du muligvis skal eksperimentere lidt med for at finde ud af, hvad der virker bedst for DIG!!
The nail has grown, but the tip wear is minimal after 10 days. An evil staircase "bit" my pinky ;) Neglen er vokset, men slitagen er efter 10 dage minimal. Et "ondt" gelænder bed min lillefinger ;)
 
01. When you file your nails, make sure that the free edges are completely smooth and without filing bits under the nail. My Leighton Denny crystal file files without leaving any “shavings” under the tips, but if your file does, you can use a shiner-buffer on the free edge until it feels completely smooth and pleasant to touch.
Also it’s better to file the very corner of the square tip a tiny bit to round it a little, so that they too are pleasant and very smooth to touch, that gives a lot more wear for me at least.
Når du filer dine negle, skal du sikre dig at tippen er fri for rester efter filningen, og de skal være fuldstændigt glatte og behagelige at røre ved. Min Leighton Denny crystal file filer uden at efterlade rester på undersiden af neglen, men hvis din gør, kan du bruge en shiner-buffer (til at gøre overfladen af neglene skinnende uden at tage noget af) indtil neglekanten føles helt afrundet of behagelig at røre.
Hvis du har valgt at have ”firkantede” negle, hvor du sliber lige over, er det en god ide at runde hjørnerne en lille smule, så de er behagelige at røre ved, det giver ekstra holdbarhed for lakken.
A really god crystal files does not leave shavings. But you can smooth the free edge with a shiner, the white one below. En virkelig god krystal fil efterlader ikke file-rester under neglen. Men en såkaldt shiner (den hvide nederst) kan også afglatte negletippen fuldstændigt.
 02. Degrease you nails with rubbing alcohol and let it dry before you add a base coat.
Affedt dine negle med propyl akohol (fås bl.a. i Matas) og lad neglen tørre før du lægger grundlak.

03. A base coat that works for me – might not work for you, so you have to experiment. I have ridges, and my favorite BC is the Nail Tek Foundation 1 ridge-filling base coat.
En grundlak der virker godt for mig, behøver ikke nødvendigvis virke godt for dig, så du er nødt til at afprøve flere forskellige. Jeg har kraftige riller, så jeg jeg bruger Nail Tek Foundation 1 ridge-filling base coat, der er min klare favorit.
04. The same goes for the choice of polish brand – for me NO other brands give me better wear than China Glaze. OPI comes next, but all others I tried gives tip wear pretty fast.
Det same gælder valg af neglelak mærke – for mig er der INGEN andre lakker der giver længere holdbarhed end China Glaze. OPI kommer som nr. 2, men alle andre viser meget tidligere slitage på neglekanten.
05. Apply two coats rather than one – and REMEMBER to swipe the free edge with polish.
Læg hellere 2 lag lak end et – og HUSK at stryge lakken hen over negletippen (neglens afslutning).

06. Make sure to clean any “mishaps”, because if polish touches both nail and the skin/cuticles it’s more prone to peel and chip. Keep a tiny “gutter” along cuticle and sides. I use a thin, square eyeliner type of brush (actually from a kit of nail brushes from Ebay). I dip it in polish remover and clean up. You can use a cotton bud, but I prefer the brush that never removes more than wanted.
Sørg for at din neglelak ikke sidder andre steder end på neglen, rens/fjern alle uheld væk, dels gør det resultatet meget smukkere, men hvis lak rører både hud/neglebånd og negl, er der langt større risiko for at din lak skaller af i stykker. Så have en lille smule bar negl langs neglebånd og neglens sider. Jeg bruger en firkantet supersmal pensel (eyeliner type) der kommer fra et nail art pensel sæt fra Ebay. Du kan også bruge én vatpind, men den fjerner lettere mere lak end ønsket.
 
07. Use a GOOD (preferably quick drying) top coat, again remember the free edge, for me there is no other than Seche Vite. Remember to apply with a good drop on the brush, it needs to be applied generously.
Brug en GOD (helst hurtigttørrende) toplak, og huske igen negletippen. For mig er Seche Vite den allerbedste, og husk at lægge den på med en god perle på penslen, den skal lægges på i et ret tykt lag.

08. Do not push your cuticles more than absolutely necessary during the period you want your manicure to last, and don’t get in contact with the polished area of your nail. Push gently and do not use a pusher of metal (I actually never do any longer) – use a rosewood stick or even better a “Hoof Stick” from Leighton Denny.
Lad være med at skubbe neglebånd tilbage mere end højst nødvendigt i den tid, du gerne vil have din lak til at sidde, og rør ikke lakken. Brug ikke en neglebåndsskubber af metal (en sådan bruger jeg overhovedet ikke længere), for risikoen for at du ”skubber” i lakken er for stor. Brug en rosenpind eller endnu bedre en “Hoof Stick” fra Leighton Denny.
09. Do NOT shower, do the dishes = have your hands in water before a manicure, I let them be out of water at least 3 hours, if I'm unpolished. Less if I do wear polish. The nail absorbs water, and when it dries it gets smaller and makes your polish peel off!
Lad der går mindst 3 timer fra brusebadet/opvasken eller andet hvor du har hænderne i vand, hvis du ikke i forvejen har neglelak på. Hvis du har, kan du nøjes med kortere tid. Neglen absorberer vand, og når den tørrer kryber den, og din lak skaller af.

And finally the basics that we all know, but maybe needs to be reminded of – og til slut de ting vi alle ved, men måske har brug for at blive mindet om:
10. Do NOT tap your nails on any kind of surface – and do NOT use your nails as tools…
Tap ikke dine negle mod nogen som helst slags overflade – og brug IKKE dine negle som redskaber…
11. Do NOT pick your nail polish nor sides of nails/cuticle areas.
Pil ikke i din neglelak, ejheller ved neglebånd eller siden af neglen.
12. Keep your hands and cuticles moisturized Use hand lotion or creme and of course cuticle oil/creme.
Hold dine hænder og neglebånd bløde, brug håndlotion eller creme samt olie eller creme til neglebåndene,
12. Try to get rid of ANY bad "nail-habits" you might have!
Prøv at vænne dig af med alle dårlige "negle-vaner", som du måske har! 
Below you can see a handy makeup purse with a lot of room (Gillian Jones) that I use for nail stuff on travel. I haven't yet need it, but it's nice to be prepared.
Nedenstående kan du se en smart og rummelig negletings-makeup pung (Gillian Jones, købt i Matas, se link HER), som jeg endnu ikke har haft brug for de sidste to gange vi har været afsted. Men det er rart at være forberedt, hvis der skulle ske noget...
 

24 kommentarer:

  1. Sejt at du kan have en mani 10+ dage, jeg blir træt af dem efter 2 dage så min tålmodighed holder slet ikke så længe!

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    1. Tak, Sosa07ac, nu var det jo på en ferie, hvor det var svært at skifte - og for forsøgets skyld, så jeg kunne skrive denne tutorial.
      Det ville heller ikke være let at blogge, hvis jeg ikke skiftede tiere - skifter faktisk design hver dag stort set.

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  2. 10 dage?! Så lang tid har jeg *aldrig* haft en neglelak på.
    Jeg er alt for hård ved mine manicurer - tager ikke alle de hensyn, du lister op, selvom jeg ved, at man bør... :)

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    1. Ja, det er længe, som jeg lige skrev til Sosa07ac.....

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  3. Thanks for the tips. They are going to be really useful.

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    1. Thank you, Paulina, I'm glad you found them useful!

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  4. Tak for alle de gode råd, vil prøve et par af dem :)

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    1. Tak Christina, ja, man må prøve sig frem :)

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  5. Interesting to see your routine. I confess I do still use a metal pusher, but not very often. :)

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    1. Thank you Karen, I also find it interesting to see what other people do :)

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  6. Thanks for writing this up! It's useful to read tips on how others keep their mani lasting a long time. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you, Yun, I'm glad you liked it :)

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  7. Thanks for the tips! Def gonna put these to use! Also, I tried adding the top 10 members to blog but its not counting any other visits. /= How did you do yours?

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    1. Thanks, GoingtotheShowing, I'm glad you found them useful. About the counter, well I simply followed the instructions. But People need to be logged in via Google to be counted. I just signed in and now I'm on it too. There was an instruction so that you can make the counter NOT count yourself too...
      The commentator counter counts comments regardless if people are logged in or not...
      I hope that helped :)

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  8. Fantastic, informative post, Maria! Thank you for sharing. I find that even utilizing all the tips you mentioned above, I almost never get more than 2 days wear without massive chipping. It's just the way my nails are... *sigh* Although admittedly, I could stand to moisturize more than I do as of late. That and wrapping my tips with polish- I find it time consuming so I rarely do it! Lol.

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    1. Thank you, The Lacquer Tracker, well body chemistry probably plays a massive role, and maybe you haven't found the for you right products yet... - or maybe I'm just lucky LOL

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  9. I never get more than 4 days of wear with Seche Vite, but with other topcoats my manis last way longer! But then again, I wash my hair every day...

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    1. Well, that's really what it comes down to: finding the products that work for you - and I ALSO wash my hair every day, and on vacations like this 10 day project, I treat myself with long and warm showers to kick start my old body out of the worst pains in the morning LOL

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  10. fantastic post, thank you :-D
    i do almost all the things you've said... but to wear polish for more than 3 days is science fiction for me :-(

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    1. Thank you, nail crazy, I'm glad you like it!

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  11. For me, the most difficult thing is to stop using my nails as tools... :-(
    I like this post, many useful things :-)

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    1. I used to use my nails as tools, Raggio di Luna, trust me, you can learn it LOL - and thanks :)

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