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.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated August 2015**

Last edited by jeepcurlygurl; 01-16-2013 at 03:41 PM.