Friday, February 15, 2013

Nail Polish Tip: What is Wrapping the Tips?

Wrapping your tips can help a manicure last much longer than just polishing them the regular way. Many people have heard of this, but what exactly does it mean to "wrap the tips" of a manicure?

Wrapping the tips simply means to take the nail polish around the tip of nail, as demonstrated in the photo above. Notice it is not on the entire underside of the nail, just the free edge that itself has height. Even though the edge of our nails are very, very small; that space can and does make a difference in the durability of our manicures. Why is this?

As you can see in the photo above, having that extra area of the nail coated in polish makes it harder for the polish on the top of our nails to wear away. This gives an extra sort of insulation layer that needs to wear down first. Because of this, wrapping the tips of our nails with the polish allows the manicure to last longer!

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