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There is nothing more frustrating than devoting the time and energy to give yourself a manicure, only to have it chip in what feels like hours after you finish. It's enough to bring even the most devoted at-home mani acolyte to tears.
But, it doesn't have to be like that. With a few sneaky steps, you can ensure your manicure stays in place for days on end. The best part? It doesn't require any extra potions or products to do this beyond easy trick. Just watch the video and have your polish and topcoat at the ready — you're going to be psyched to do your nails all on your own.
Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh, Styled by Rachel Besser, Nail expertise by Madeline Poole, Beauty contribution by Annie Tomlin, Shot by Jack Pearce, Shot by Kenny Wu, Edited by Chris Beer.