Get a Radiant Manicure That Lasts This Summer with These butter LONDON Favourites!

You know the importance of wearing SPF to help protect your skin, especially when spending more time in the sun this summer, but have you ever thought about wearing SPF on your nails? All butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer shades feature UV Absorbers to help keep your manicure vibrant and help prevent colour fading. This week in the blog, we are giving you all the tips on how you can help protect your nails from the sun for a longer-lasting manicure!

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What Does the Sun Do to Your Nails?

When spending time in the sun, the UVA and UVB rays can cause potential damage to both your skin and your nails if you are not well protected! The sun can cause your nail colour to fade more quickly, causing the colour to be less pigmented on your nails. While it is rare, the sun can also result in skin cancer underneath your nails, making it as important to protect your nails as it is to protect your skin. We recommend the following steps to help keep your nails vibrant and healthy-looking for the perfect summertime manicure looks!

How Should I Prep My Nails Before Spending Time in the Sun?

To help get your nails ready for spending time in the sun, it is important that you properly prep for your salon-worthy manicure. We recommend starting with Nail Foundation Priming Basecoat to help prime and strengthen the look of nails while extending the life of your manicure. This basecoat is formulated with Horsetail Extract and Hydrolyzed Silk to act as a protective layer to help fill in nail ridges, prevent nail stains, and lock polish onto nails for an even application.

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Apply Our Good-for-Your Nails Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer

Once your nails are prepped with the Nail Foundation Priming Basecoat, it’s time to choose a Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer colour! Each of our nail lacquer hues are formulated with nail-loving ingredients and UV Absorbers to help prevent colour fading when spending time in the sun. Whether you want a sunny yellow manicure with Bit of Sunshine Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer, or a classic pink manicure with Piece of Cake Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer, butter LONDON has endless colours to choose from for your perfect summer mani!

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Elongate the Wear Time of your Manicure

To help elongate the wear time of your manicure even further, we recommend topping off your mani with our fan-favourite Hardwear Shine UV Topcoat! This ultra-glossy, high-performance butter LONDON topcoat is formulated with nail pampering UV protection to help lock in nail polish colour and prevent fading for radiant colour that lasts. Finish off your mani with Quick Flip Revitalizing Nail & Cuticle Oil with Coconut Oil to help promote overall nail help and replenish and strengthen the look of cuticles for immediate and lasting hydration for the ultimate summertime manicure.


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