Deborah Lippman 2 Second Nail Primer

Nails love oil. But polish doesn't:  if you don't remove every last smidgen of oil before painting your nails, the enamel will peel and chip sooner.

However, swiping nails with polish remover to remove those last traces of oil can dry out the cuticles you just nourished.

How to solve the conundrum?  With this.  From a leading US A-List manicurist, you apply a drop of this fast-evaporating formula to nails before your base coat, and it'll adhere perfectly.

Job done.

UK readers find Deborah Lippman 2 Second Nail Primer at£11 for 15 ml - buy here