Dear Dreamers
Nailaholics has become my go-to nail salon. First, because it is easily accessible with multiple branches around the nation. Second, because they are not only for females, they have a lot of male patrons which means my husband is not embarrassed to go with me. Last, they really take the time to clean your nails and feet. Isaac had thick callus and dirty toenails. His first visit to the nail salon was at Nailaholics and he was impressed at how clean his nails had gotten thanks to them.

However, nothing ruins a relaxing trip to the nail salon than having your perfectly painted nails chip or smear after that final coat was painstakingly painted on. So here are some tips from the pros at the newly opened Nailaholics Unimart at Greenhills – to share how to extend the life of your mani/pedis—

Make sure your nails are moisturized before getting your manicure. Hydrated nail beds cause less nail breakage and chips.

Always use a base coat before painting colour on. This protects your nails from staining and also acts as a great adhesive for the polish ensuring lasting colour.

Apply thin coats of polish with every stroke. It dries quickly and doesn’t cause bubbles.

Wait a couple of minutes between each coat to make sure the nail polish adheres properly to its base.

A horizontal swipe across the tip of your nails after your final coat, along the edge, seals the colour in and protects your nails against chipping.

If you’re rushing, dip your tips in ice cold water to harden the nail polish quicker.
To extend the life (and shine) of your manicure, apply really thin coats of topcoat every other day.
Be sure to wear gloves while doing the dishes—water expands the nail bed and causes nail polish to chip.

Cuticle oil helps freshen up your manicure and moisturize your hand.
Be careful when applying skin care products. Certain types can cause nail polish to dull and discolour like sunscreen and mosquito repellents.

Make sure to keep in mind these very helpful insider tips from Nailaholics’ expert nail technicians or better yet, get them first-hand when you visit Nailaholics Unimart located at the Mezzanine Level of Unimart Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City. To book your appointments today, contact 0956-846-2352.

Check out my review of Hey Sugar Unimart and Ooh La Lash Unimart.