Opting for gel nails or SNS manicure — guaranteed to remain glossy and intact for up to three weeks — is tempting. For those who want to avoid potentially risky UV exposure and damaging their natural nails, there’s another option: good old fashion nail polish.
When it comes to longevity, the new crop of long-wearing nail polish formulas will last for seven to ten days. While you might be prone to skipping the base and topcoat to save time - they will dramatically extend the life of your manicure and support the health of our nails.
Celebrity 'MAN'icurist Tom Bachik created this warm peachy-toned nude manicure for actress Olivia Munn. The star's eye-catching Cartier jewellery completes this nail look.
Get the look: OPI Nail Lacquer - Dulce De Leche ($19.95; at adorebeauty.com.au)
LA-based manicurist Betina Goldstein added an intricate gold border around a clear base to create this oh-so-lovely bohemian nail design.
For his client Margot Robbie, Tom Bachik opted for a shimmery sheer french manicure.
Get the look: Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in 'Afterglow' ($41; at myer.com.au)
Betina Goldstein and Essie ambassador layered glittering polish over a classic soft pink nail colour.
Get the look: Essie Ballet Slippers ($14.95; at adorebeauty.com.au)
Spotted! Take a walk on the wild side with this leopard print nude manicure.
Get the look: OPI Infinite Shine in Pretty Pink Perseveres ($22; at davidjones.com.au)
Mary Sol Inzerillo's barely there manicure on Poppy Delevigne is the perfect addition to her sleek look for a fashion event in New York City.
Get the look: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Colour in Little Peony ($8.50; at pricleine.com.au)