How to Make Your Manicure Last

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This is a sponsored post about ‘How to Make Your Manicure Last’ written on behalf of BJ’s Wholesale Club. I am working with them as ambassador this year and am super excited to be sharing helpful insights about the savings at BJ’s. As always, all opinions are my own.

As a mom, my hands get so beaten up every day. I get a manicure about once every 3 weeks to keep my hands looking nice in photos and for my own sanity. It is something little that I do to take time for myself. As you know not all manicures are created equal. If you do get a good one, then you want it to last for as long as possible. Today I am going to be explaining how to make your manicure last as long as possible!


How to Make Manicure Last Longer

Wear Gloves

When I am doing anything that might be staining or chipping, I wear gloves. I have a box of gloves under my kitchen sink and one in my master bathroom. In the kitchen, I use the gloves to wash dishes and to clean. Also, if I am doing any gardening, I use my gardening gloves or the Berkley Jensen Clear Vinyl Disposable Gloves. BJ’s Wholesale Club sells a large box of vinyl gloves in a few different sizes. I get the large size of Vinyl rather than latex glove because they are easier to get on and off.


In my bathroom, I use the gloves when I apply my purple shampoo. This helps keep my hair from turning a brassy color and all keep my nails and cuticles from getting purple when I wash my hair.

Best Hand Moisturizer

Part of keeping your nails looking nice is moisturizing the cuticle and your hands. I found this amazing healing ointment from Aquaphor that works miracles on my cuticles. I found them in a 3-pack at BJ’s Wholesale Club and I have them strategically placed throughout the house so that I never forget to use it. I keep one bottle by my desk and use it before and after I type, as well as one in my car and one next to my bed. The ointment helps relieve dry hands and cuticles. It can help prevent hangnails and keeps your cuticles looking healthy thereby making your manicure last longer.


Once I let the ointment sink in, I like to finish with a Jergens Ultra Healing Lotion. It also helps with dry skin. I picked up a 2-pack of the Jergens lotion at BJ’s and it came with a bonus 10 oz. bottle! These are also strategically placed throughout the house to work as reminders for me to moisturize my hands and feet. I have one bottle by my bed, one in the living room next to my chair, and one by the sink so that I moisturize after washing my hands. Hand washing with soap can be extremely drying.


Best Hair, Skin and Nails Vitamins

One of the best ways that I have found to keep your manicure looking nice is to nourish your body with the nutrients needed to keep your nails strong. BJ’s has an awesome vitamin aisle filled with everything you might need. I found these Vitafusion Gorgeous Hair, Skin and Nails Multivitamin Gummies that are specifically for hair, skin, and nails! They are tasty and work as a little treat for me. 🙂

Manicure At Home

If you are giving yourself a manicure at home, I would recommend washing your hands with dish detergent that does not have moisturizer. This helps the nail polish adhesion so that no moisturizer is preventing the nail polish from sealing to your nail. Also, to make sure all the lotions and oil is gone. I use a cotton swab like the Berkley Jensen Premium Cotton Rounds with rubbing alcohol before I start polishing.  Get some nail inspiration here on my spring & summer nail art post.


I found all the awesome products in this post at BJ’s Wholesale Club. They have an amazing selection of products and also have awesome coupons so that help you save even more at checkout. I just grab the coupon books and pull them out as I shop. You can also digitally clip your coupons and save them to the BJ’s app before you shop.


Are you BJ’s member? It’s super easy to join and fun! Sign up using my exclusive link, and you can get $25 gift card! You too can refer your friends to join BJ’s, and you’ll both receive a $25 BJ’s Gift Card when your friend joins! How awesome is that? Not only will you be saving money at BJ’s on their incredible selection of health and beauty products, but you get gift cards to help pay for your groceries and everything else.

Have these tips helped make your manicure last longer? Leave me some feedback below.


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