When it comes to manicures, some steps are considered no brainers. For example, apply a base coat. It's the first lesson in Manis 101. So, imagine my surprise when I sat down with celeb manicurist Debbie Leavitt and the first words out of her mouth were "never use a base coat."
Leavitt says it's not only unnecessary, but also it causes polish to chip faster. (To read why, click here.) And that's not the only big bombshell she shared. Check out a few highlights below or see the full list of secrets here:
According to Leavitt, most women are using the wrong nail tools when it comes to DIY manicures. One of the top offenders? Your nail file.
Here's why: The most common emery boards, like the ones you buy at the drugstore, have extremely tough grit. Nail files are identified by numbers -- the higher the number, the finer the grit. Common nail files rank at 80 or 100, but Leavitt