Celeb nail guru Ami Streets shares her top tips for a lasting mani!

Published Tuesday, Jul 28 2015, 17:05 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
You've grown your nails and consulted your seriously impressive collection of polishes - but all the partying, sun exposure and chlorine can play havoc with your freshly painted digits on holiday - eek!

That's why we've enlisted manicurist to the stars and Soigné nail ambassador Ami Streets to spill her secrets on how to make your mani last, because we'd rather be sipping on Pina Coladas than giving our talons a refresh...

Ami Streets shares Soigne manicure on Instagram 28th July 2015

© Instagram / @amistreetsnails

Step One:

Preparing the nail well is key to making your polish last for the holiday season. After creating your desired shape always 'squeak' the nail with polish remover to ensure all natural oils are removed. This will help the base coat and colour adhere properly to the nail.

Superdrug Nail Polish Remover 79p, 28th July 2015

Superdrug Nail Polish Remover 79p

Step Two:

Use the Soigné Oxygen Base Coat £13 - it will help keep your nails healthier, as it means air and moisture can pass through the nail. It is also great to use on it's own during holiday if you want your nails to look naturally groomed without using colour.

When applying base, colour and topcoat ensure that you run the brush along the nail tip to seal the product - this will help them to stay chip-free.

Oxygenated Base Coat Soigne £13, 28th July 2015

Oxygen Base Coat, Soigne £13

Step Three:

Cuticle oil is key to keeping nails looking healthy and moisturised whilst on holiday. Apply daily whilst away to keep skin hydrated and make your mani last longer.

Nail HQ cuticle oil from Superdrug, £5.99 28th July 2015

Nail HQ Cuticle Oil, £5.99

Step Four:

Summer is the perfect opportunity to experiment with bright shades, Soigné's trio of on-trend colours for the season will look pretty for all occasions from beach to late night parties.

Pamplemousse Soigne £11, 28th July 2015

Pamplemousse, Soigne £11

Framboise Blue, Soigne £11, 28th July 2015

Framboise Bleue, Soigne £11

If eye-catching colour isn't your preference, pretty pastel shades or a classic nude like Soigné's Creme au Beurre, £8.66 will give a chic finish to any summer ensemble.

Creme au Buerre Soigne £8.66 28th July 2015

Creme au Buerre, Soigne £8.66

Soigne nail varnish in Cherry Berry £11, 28th July 2015

Cherry Berry, Soigne £11

Step Five:

A topcoat can be re-applied every 2 days to keep mani's looking polished and chip free - Soigné's Gell Effect Topcoat, £13 is perfect for high shine and strong protection against the elements.

Incase of any chips at the nail tip, file a little length from the nail then re-apply topcoat to make your manicure look good as new!

Soigne Gel Effect Top Coat, £13, 28th July 2015

Get Effect Top Coat, Soigné £13

Visit Ami's Webpage: http://www.lmcworldwide.com/london/amistreets/ for more nail inspo and www.soignenails.com to shop the full collection of shades.

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