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The Lazy-Girl Way to Make a Manicure Last for Weeks
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We'd love nothing more than to look prim and polished at all times. But we also have lives—and sometimes that does not allow for a two-hour appointment at the nail salon (or even our kitchen table at, like, midnight on a Thursday). Thankfully, we've discovered the easiest manicure trick of all time.

What you need: A bottle of clear, glittered topcoat (we love Essie's Sparkle on Top).

What you do: Clean up and file your nails as you normally would. Then, simply swipe on a coat of the sparkling polish.

Why it works: Well, for starters, it takes all of two minutes to apply. And because you're using a clear polish with just a hint of shine, you don't have to worry about nicks, chips, mistakes or that awkward growing-out stage between reapplications. To the untrained eye, you come across as a stylish lady who would never step out the door without a proper mani. It'll be our little secret.

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