HOW DO YOU MAKE NAIL POLISH LAST!? – All That Jazz Nail Lacquer Review

So, the question I’m always asked is… “Jenny, how do you manage to keep your nail varnish lasting so long?!” I’m about to share the secret!

Jennifer Lam's review of the new Caribbean Collection by All That Jazz

Nail Care

I always start by prepping my nails before I paint them. After all, what’s better than giving yourself a mini manicure? I normally trim my nails to the shape I want them to be using a nail clipper. I then use a nail file to smooth off the edges. After, I like to use my 4-Way Nail Buffer to buff the top of my nails to even out the surface of my nails. Adding this step will make your nail polish adhere better to your nails.

Review of the new Summer Caribbean Collection from All That Jazz by The Confessions of an Online Shopaholic

Prime Your Nails

People always seem surprised when I ask them “Do you use a base coat?”. This is one of the most essential steps, as it provides a smooth layer for your nail polish to go onto. I like to use the Barry M All-in-One Base & Topcoat, which I have used religiously for years.

Jamaican Me Crazy Nail Lacquer from the Caribbean Collection

Jamaican Me Crazy Nail Lacquer

Choose A High-Quality Nail Lacquer 

Picking a good nail lacquer is very important in dictating the longevity of your nail colour. The difference between nail polish and nail lacquer, is that lacquer is thicker than polish. It is therefore, more durable and chip-resistant in comparison to nail polish.

This is why I choose to use nail lacquers from All That Jazz. They have recently released the Caribbean Collection, which features bold, summery colours. I have never used such good quality nail lacquer in my life! My favourite colour from the collection has to be ‘Jamaican Me Crazy’, just because I love pink shades. It also dries quickly as well, which is great if you have a limited time to paint your nails.

Caribbean Queen Nail Lacquer from the Caribbean Collection

Caribbean Queen Nail Lacquer

You Wouldn’t Go Out In The Rain Without A Coat On!

You wouldn’t go outside in the pouring rain without a coat on. So, why would you finish painting your nails with a colour and leave it at that?! I always apply a top coat after I finish painting the colour on my nails. This is my secret to how I stop my nail colour from chipping off in one or two days. My all-time favourite top coat has to be the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat. It may be a little more expensive than other ones you can buy off the high street, but no other topcoat will compare to this one! It’s my holy grail, and stops my nails from smudging after I paint them, because it helps your nails to dry quickly. Once they’re dry, you can get on with the rest of your day, and you don’t have to fear them smudging. You’ll have to try the product to really appreciate it!

Don't Be A Jerky Nail Lacquer from the Caribbean Collection

Don’t Be A Jerky Nail Lacquer

Salon-Looking Nails?!

With using all my tips above and a great quality nail lacquer like the ones from All That Jazz, your nails could last up to one or two weeks. So, if you want presentable nails without the salon cost, just follow all of the steps and you’ll soon get people asking… “Do you do your nails yourself?”!

Patty Cake Nail Lacquer from the Caribbean Collection

Patty Cake Nail Lacquer


DISCLAIMER: The Caribbean Collection by All That Jazz were kindly gifted to me for review. However, all thoughts on the product are my own honest views.


  1. August 6, 2018 / 9:14 am

    I must start using a top coat again it really does make all the difference.

    • August 6, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      It’s one of those things that you don’t think will do very much, but it really does help to add an extra layer of protection! I’d definitely start using it again ?

  2. Ann
    August 6, 2018 / 10:36 am

    Such a cool post! Helpful ♥

  3. August 7, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    your natural nails are so nice what the hell! I have never thought about using a base and top coat so that is something I will try. I hardly even paint my nails anymore because they take ages to dry and then always chip so I don’t see the point. But I will be trying these out 100%, I have had a look how much they are and I thought they were going to be a lot!! I love the decent price. I can’t believe how pretty the colours are!!! xx

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