Nothing can be more satisfying than an Instagram scroll for mani-gram inspo. Find a look worth that little extra? Make sure to prep your nails so it lasts!

The experts at Japonesque have some pro tips and tricks to make your manicure last longer.

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Step 1. Prep

Pushed back, clean cuticles are the trick to a lasting manicure. If you leave cuticles on your nail, that’s where the lifting will start. The Japonesque Velvet Touch Nail Tool ($4.98) gently pushes back cuticles and cleans nails to create a smooth, clean surface.

Japonesque Nail Tool

HOW TO USE: Soak fingertips in warm water to soften cuticles. Gently loosen and push back cuticles with the blunt pusher end.


Step 2. Remove

Once cuticles are pushed back, a sharp nipper is recommended to remove excess skin. The Japonesque Velvet Touch Manicure Nipper ($12.98) expertly removes cuticles and hangnails safely. Plus, this tool is so well constructed it will remain a staple in your cosmetic bag for years.

Japonesque Manicure Nipper

Step 3. Shape & Trim

Well-shaped nails with rounded corners also help prevent chipping. The Japonesque Nail Perfecting Trio ($7.98) keep nails neat and trim.

Japonesque Nail Trio

Step 4. Buff & Clean

A gentle buff to the surface of your nails along with a heavy dose of rubbing alcohol removes oil and shine so color lasts.


All Japonesque products available at Walmart or For more inspiration visit Japonesque on Instagram.

  • Japonesque Velvet Touch Nail Tool
  • Japonesque Velvet Touch Manicure Nipper
  • The Perfecting Trio

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