The best products to take nail polish to the next level

The best products to take nail polish to the next level

When hair, makeup, ensemble, shoes and accessories are all accounted for, the icing on the cake of a fabulous look is a beautiful set of nails. When new mom Blake Lively was in New York promoting The Age of Adaline in April, she wore a whopping 16 outfits in one week, but her long-lasting polish never changed or chipped!

Get your nails to go the distance with a UV-curing topcoat that binds your nail colour to your nail plate longer. “It will give you a salon-like manicure with lots of shine and without as much dry time as traditional topcoats,” says manicurist Naomi Misu. Re-apply the topcoat every few days.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO VIEW OUR CHOICE PRODUCTS:Blake's polish stays put, while Kerry and Meghan give their neutral nails an iridescent sheen. Photos: © Getty Images

For a fresh take on spring shades, try a new finish by adding a texturizing topcoat. “My favourite way to wear the new pastels is by adding a matte finish to them. This gives your manicure a soft, almost rubbery-looking quality,” says Naomi. If you’re a fan of neutrals (think clean white or nude), add drama with iridescence, like Kerry Washington and Meghan Trainor.

“A thin coat of pearl or opalescent over a bright white shade creates depth and a much glossier finish,” says Naomi. You can also add a bit of edge to neutral nails by finishing them off with easy-to-handle hardware. “I love a dainty gold stone or stud on the nail these days, especially on an opaque, nude shade,” adds manicurist Gina Eppolito.

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