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  1. #1
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    Default How long after a manicure and pedicure

    should I wait before I take a shower? Just had my first pedi and don't want to mess it up.
    First, say to yourself what you would be. Then do what you have to do. ~Epictectus



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    Water won't hurt the polish...just don't touch it.

    Trick...tap your nails together...i.e., finger to finger. If it's still tacky, it's not dry. This won't smudge the polish. Take a painted nail and touch it against a toe nail.



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    After a few hours it should be fine. I've found pedicures can last a long time. Mine doesn't usually start to chip until like a month after, at which point new nail has grown making that line. I'm also known for my manicures staying. Usually my friends ruin their's within hours but somehow mine stay perfect for 1.5-2 weeks even doing horse stuff, washing dishes, etc. I really don't know how though. I usually make an effort for the first 5 days or so but after that I don't think about it anymore but it stays anyway.



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    Another trick...soak fingers or toes in ice water. Dries wet polish very fast.



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