I keep the same manicure for at least a week to 10 days, sometimes even longer. I dislike the new growth line at the cuticle so that is the reason I never use a top coat. I use 2 coats of polish on day 1 and then 3-5 days later I add a layer of my regular polish that covers up the growth line and edge wear and adds shine so it looks like a fresh manicure.

Of course this doesn't work if you have decorations on all your nails. I only do a couple accent nails and just touch them up.
--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since 2-2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
--My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...-progress.html

Last edited by jeepcurlygurl; 01-16-2013 at 02:41 PM.