Now that traveling is finally becoming the norm again, you probably want your nails to be in tip-top shape for your next trip. However, it can be a real bummer when a nail breaks or your polish chips during your holiday, and it’s probably safe to say the last thing you want to be doing on your vacation is to go to a nail salon to fix your nails. Luckily there are some simple tips to keep your manicure looking its best while traveling so you don’t need to switch up any plans to get your nails done.
Opt for Dip
When it comes to choosing a manicure for your travels, it’s best to skip out on the conventional polishes as these tend to chip easily and opt for a long-lasting manicure option like dip powders. Dip powder has the flexibility of gel and the durability of acrylic, allowing you to have a flawless, chip-free manicure for over 2 weeks, and potentially even up to a month for some people! Not only will your mani stay in place but dip powder’s durable, resin-like finish gives your natural nails an extra layer of protection, preventing breakage.
Pack a Top Coat
A really simple hack to keep your mani looking like you just left the salon is reapplying a clear top coat every two to three days. Not only will this help to prevent chips but it will keep your nails looking glossy like the first day you had them done.
Keep a Nail File in Your Bag
At times a nail may chip during your vacation, and you may feel tempted to pick or peel your mani during transport or if you have any downtime ultimately making it worse. To prevent this, keep a nail file handy in your bag for quick and easy fixes while on the move. Just file away the chipped part and reapply a clear top coat to the entire nail to avoid another chip.
One of the best tips to keep your nails looking fresh, especially on longer trips is to go for a nude polish. While you may automatically gravitate towards bold and bright colors for a vacation, chips and regrowth will be a lot more obvious. To allow your mani to grow out gracefully, extend its wear, and camouflage any chips, choose a nude polish. For the best nude, choose a shade or two lighter or darker than your skin tone. Check out our dip powders and gels in our Satin & Lace collection for the latest trends in nudes.
Keep Them Short
When it comes to keeping your nails looking flawless while traveling, prevention is key. If you usually prefer longer nails, they’ll be more likely to break than a shorter length. But this doesn’t mean you need to go so short it hurts. Try to opt for a length that won’t get in the way of your itinerary and activities.