How To Make Your Gel Mani Last 2 Months Or More

The right nail art design is crucial

The simplest lined nails that get maximum attention. @nail_unistella via Instagram.
11 Apr 2016

The simplest lined nails that get maximum attention. @nail_unistella via Instagram.

This negatice space design will grow out looking like a French mani. @pshiiit_polish via Instagram.
11 Apr 2016

This negatice space design will grow out looking like a French mani. @pshiiit_polish via Instagram.

Crescent shaped designs in multicolours are a smart move. @palemoonseattle via Instagram.
11 Apr 2016

Crescent shaped designs in multicolours are a smart move. @palemoonseattle via Instagram.

Go for diagonal stripes only on the top half of your nails. @palemoonseattle via Instagram.
11 Apr 2016

Go for diagonal stripes only on the top half of your nails. @palemoonseattle via Instagram.

Graphic lines in monochromes totally work to your advantage. @unistella_be_ek_lab via Instagram.
11 Apr 2016

Graphic lines in monochromes totally work to your advantage. @unistella_be_ek_lab via Instagram.

Try going minimalist with shimmery gold. @morninglaurieblog.com via Pintrest.
11 Apr 2016

Try going minimalist with shimmery gold. @morninglaurieblog.com via Pintrest.

A nude base colour is more forgiving, then add stark graphic lines. @caseynails via Instagram.
11 Apr 2016

A nude base colour is more forgiving, then add stark graphic lines. @caseynails via Instagram.

We'll be the first to admit that we are lazy. That's why we are always up for multi-tasking products, fast-acting skincare and instantly-gratifying makeup. 

When it comes to manicures, we love the chip-free promise of gelish but when it comes to the time and effort it takes to remove them, we aren't so enthusiastic.

That's why we saved these clever manicure designs. They are guaranteed to grow out without looking obviously past-their-prime.

Tip: Just remember to constantly moisturise your nails with a nail oil to keep the nail beds looking fresh not forlorn. And once the nail tip chips, I'm afraid there's not much you can do to save the manicure. Time to fix an appointment for a soak-off.

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