A weekly mani is a luxury a lot of people wish they could justify. But shelling over $20 plus dollars a week adds up. And let’s be honest, if we’re going for a mani, we’re getting a pedi too. So how’s a Bikini girl supposed to get just-left-the-salon nails at home?
The key to a long-lasting at-home mani, according to Los Angeles-based celebrity manicurist Alexandra Jachno
, is making sure your nails are completely clean before applying any polish. “Clean your nails with rubbing alcohol prior to adding color to get rid of any debris or oils left behind,” she says. Read on for more tips to perfect—and prolong!—your at-home mani.