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    Celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik’s tips

    Jennifer Lopez arrived at the 55th annual Grammy Award.
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    Jennifer Lopez arrived at the 55th annual Grammy Award.

    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.

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    3. Re-apply a thin layer of top coat every two to three days to make your manicure last up to twice as long. E.W.