Tips from celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik for creating nails like stars such as Nicki Minaj (above):
1. Properly cleanse the nail with isopropyl alcohol before applying base coat and color to ensure proper polish adhesion.
2. Choose a retro-inspired full-coverage nude polish to diminish visible chipping and nail growth.
3. Re-apply a thin layer of top coat every two to three days to make your manicure last up to twice as long.