Self Care Manicure

Tips for a Long-Lasting Manicure

Hello Nail lovers! Today’s post is about to unveil the secrets to prolonging the beauty of your gel manicure. From diligent prep to savvy maintenance, we promise to help you achieve long-lived elegance for your nails. Say goodbye to premature chipping and hello to weeks of flawless shine with these tips. Prepare to elevate your nail game to new heights with our essential guide. Let's dive in!

Shape and length for a long-lasting manicure

You might’ve wondered if there is a perfect shape or length for a long-lasting manicure? Rumor has it that the 2 exist and it looks like these do have a big impact on the durability of your manicure.

The perfect shape for a long-lasting manicure is oval!

Maybe you’ve been wondering why? Apparently, a manicure without corners has a less chance of lifting, compared to the square ones.

As for length, nail techs suggest that it's best to keep your nails at a medium or short length. If they're too long, they'll be more prone to breakage over time and who wants that? Definitely not us 😉

Oval nails are not only a trend but also a timeless choice that exudes femininity and inspiration. This shape softens the edges, giving your nails a more delicate and elegant look. It's a style that complements any outfit and occasion, from casual days to special events. When you opt for this type of shape, you're embracing a classic aesthetic that never goes out of style.

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Base coat and top coat

Another important tip nail techs have for us is the use of good base and top coats. Remember, nail preparation is the canvas where you will work your magic to achieve your desired style.

Proper application technique is essential for ensuring a long-lasting manicure. Make sure to clean your nails thoroughly before applying the gel polish. Remove any dirt, oil, or old polish residue. Use thin, even coats of gel, drying completely before applying the next. Finish it with a top coat to seal and protect the edges and also the color.

Using these 2 will serve as a protection and will help extend the life of your gel polish!


The first 15 hours are crucial for achieving an excellent finish.

Water can weaken the bond between the gel polish and your nails, leading to premature chipping or peeling.

So maybe avoid a pool party or intensive swimming during this period and even the sauna. 

We knooooow, sacrifices need to be made for that amazing long-lasting look… Just try to keep your hands dry and protected, especially right after applying the gel.

Also, if you use oils or moisturizers for your cuticles, be careful not to let the product get in contact with the nails. It can act as a solvent and make the finish less perfect. Instead, apply the product carefully, focusing on the cuticles and the skin surrounding your nails, and avoid getting it on the freshly polished nail surface.



You know this aspect is key to maintaining that flawless manicure, that’s why we recommend wearing gloves to protect your hands if you're going to do any household chores. (Especially if you're going to use any type of detergent). Household chemicals can be harsh on your nails and gel polish, causing them to weaken or chip. By wearing gloves, you can protect your manicure and extend its lifespan.

Quality products

Choosing the right products is a very important aspect. That is why using quality products will always be the number one tip for making your manicure last longer.

At Nail Reserve, we’ve made our mission to create products that contain vegan and cruelty free ingredients, while offering an excellent pigmentation. Did you know that most of our gels have a full coverage with just 1 coat? How cool is that?

Investing in high-quality gel polish and nail care products can make a significant difference in the longevity and appearance of your manicure.

Look for formulas that are free from harmful chemicals and enriched with nourishing ingredients like vitamins and oils to keep your nails healthy and strong.

21 - Free Formula

21 – free means that our formula is free from harmful chemicals to health, such as: camphor, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, phthalates, parabens, triphenyl phosphate, formaldehyde, toluene, and formaldehyde resins. Our products are vegan and cruelty-free. The 21 – free formula makes our products safe for application (free from risky inhalation due to exposure) and safe for your nails by protecting them from harsh chemicals.

why is it so important to be a leading brand in 21 - free formula?

The answer is simple, we care about your health. It is scientifically proven that prolonged use of chemicals such as camphor, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, phthalates, parabens, triphenyl phosphate, formaldehyde, toluene, and formaldehyde resins in gels can cause respiratory diseases, dermatitis, and in some cases, skin cancer.


(Litaiem, N., Baklouti, M., & Zeglaoui, F. (2022). Side effects of gel nail polish: A systematic review. Clinics in Dermatology, 40(6), 706-715.

That’s why our gel polishes take your manicure to the next level, we are a safe gel polish brand that offers unparalleled durability and shine. Nail Reserve products create a hard, chip-resistant finish that can last for weeks. Trust us when we say: “You can say goodbye to frequent touch-ups and hello to long-lasting color that stays vibrant and glossy!”

Your manicure is more than just a beauty routine; it's a form of self-expression, a reflection of your personality and style. So, we want you to feel free to choose and play with our color options, and as you know, we have plenty.

A good manicure isn't just about longevity; it's also about versatility. With our wide range of colors to choose from, you can customize yours to suit any mood or occasion. Whether you prefer bold and vibrant tones or subtle and sophisticated neutrals, there's a gel polish shade for everyone.

And let's not forget the convenience factor. With our gel polishes, you can enjoy a salon-quality manicure from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting or worrying about smudges and smears. With our gels, you can have beautiful, flawless nails within minutes, leaving you more time to focus on what truly matters to you.

So why wait? Treat yourself to the luxury of our gel polishes today and discover the difference it can make to your nail care routine. With our long-lasting (stunning shine, and endless color options, Nail Reserve gels are the ultimate choice for modern, busy individuals who want to look and feel their best every day. Invest in our gel polishes and elevate your manicure game to new heights of style and sophistication. Your nails will thank you for it!

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