What nail polish do you have on at the moment?

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Mine last at least seven days. The key to that is keeping my nails short - just fingertip length. I like that length anyway (short and square for a '40s sort of vibe) and it helps keep the polish from chipping off.

I also put on an extra layer of top coat at least once during the week, which probably helps.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
I also keep my nails at fingertip length but they still chip within 3 days tops.

What base and/or top coat do you use?

How much time do you leave between coats? I use Essie solid rock as a base coat and two layers of either Essie or OPI polish. I wait approx. 10 minutes between layers. I used essie's no chips ahead for a couple of months but I stopped using any top coat because I felt that extra layers made my mani chip even faster.

I don't mind tip weat but as soon as my nails start chipping I take the polish of.
Originally Posted by Yom
I use Zoya Anchor base coat, or sometimes an OPI base coat. I use Sally Hansen top coat (the one that you can also use as a base coat). I wait about two minutes between coats. I apply thin coats of color so sometimes I have to use three coats. Then I top the whole situation with a quick dry top coat - I think right now I have an OPI version.
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I got my Zoya today - I hope I like it. I keep getting polishes free from then but often have bubbling issues.

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I use Zoya Anchor base coat, or sometimes an OPI base coat. I use Sally Hansen top coat (the one that you can also use as a base coat). I wait about two minutes between coats. I apply thin coats of color so sometimes I have to use three coats. Then I top the whole situation with a quick dry top coat - I think right now I have an OPI version.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
I got my Zoya today - I hope I like it. I keep getting polishes free from then but often have bubbling issues.

I got Sarah, Cheryl, and Drew.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
I usually wait a bit longer between thin coats. You might try that if you get bubbling, that could be contributing. Different brands need a bit more time.

Sending *No Bubble* vibes your way! Those are nice colors! I have and love Drew.

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My naked piggies are horrific, I don't even look at them. I've got some white spots on my two big toes that always seem to come about when I keep my nails painted all the time with no breaks in between. I've been going without polish all winter hoping it will grow out before summer. I just did some googling and read that putting Vick's vapo rub on the nail can help. So weird, but I'm going to give it a try.
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My naked piggies are horrific, I don't even look at them. I've got some white spots on my two big toes that always seem to come about when I keep my nails painted all the time with no breaks in between. I've been going without polish all winter hoping it will grow out before summer. I just did some googling and read that putting Vick's vapo rub on the nail can help. So weird, but I'm going to give it a try.
My husbands big toe has had a kind of toe nail fungus and he had prescription medications for it and it was not helping him out too good .One night when reading a nail blog I came across the Vicks Vapor Rub thing that she tried for her husband with much improvement, so we gave it a try and its clearing up nicely.

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I use Zoya Anchor base coat, or sometimes an OPI base coat. I use Sally Hansen top coat (the one that you can also use as a base coat). I wait about two minutes between coats. I apply thin coats of color so sometimes I have to use three coats. Then I top the whole situation with a quick dry top coat - I think right now I have an OPI version.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
I got my Zoya today - I hope I like it. I keep getting polishes free from then but often have bubbling issues.

I got Sarah, Cheryl, and Drew.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
I usually wait a bit longer between thin coats. You might try that if you get bubbling, that could be contributing. Different brands need a bit more time.

Sending *No Bubble* vibes your way! Those are nice colors! I have and love Drew.
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
I'll try that! Thanks!
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Also, another tip that I picked up about polishes is that we shouldn't shake them. Instead turn them upside down and roll between your palms a few times. This helps to warm the polish and makes it easier to apply.
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My husbands big toe has had a kind of toe nail fungus and he had prescription medications for it and it was not helping him out too good .One night when reading a nail blog I came across the Vicks Vapor Rub thing that she tried for her husband with much improvement, so we gave it a try and its clearing up nicely.

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That's awesome to hear! I'm excited to give it a try.




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The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Also, another tip that I picked up about polishes is that we shouldn't shake them. Instead turn them upside down and roll between your palms a few times. This helps to warm the polish and makes it easier to apply.
Originally Posted by kayb
I do this too. My nailtiques instructions say to do it that way and so I do it to all my polishes.
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Please ignore my cuticles and the remnants of my last mani. Does it look like I need another coat of the red?
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Sally's Ruby Slippers:

Please ignore my cuticles and the remnants of my last mani. Does it look like I need another coat of the red?
Originally Posted by The New Black
that's what I have on my toes right now . I think I did two coats. Yours looks good to me, but I'm on my touch pad. It may look different on a better screen.
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I did my nails last night, i used sally hansen diamond strength base coat and opi chick flick cherry and they already look like this, not even 24 hours later.. Aaaargh
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I did my nails last night, i used sally hansen diamond strength base coat and opi chick flick cherry and they already look like this, not even 24 hours later.. Aaaargh
Originally Posted by Yom
Do you dishes and housework without rubber gloves? That'll kill a mani. Wear rubber gloves!
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I don't wear gloves and mine last. I am not a fan of OPI

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I don't wear gloves and mine last. I am not a fan of OPI

Lovely range, but no.
This is me with Zoya. But I keep trying.

I have great luck with OPI - it and Sally Hansen are my two favorite nail polishes. I also like Essie a lot, but I get seven-day wear out of OPI and Sally consistently and Essie less so.
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Yom, are your nails thin and bendy? In the winter most of my nails get harder, except for the right middle finger which constantly peels so it is thin and bends. The edges of that one quickly look like your chipped nails. The other nails stay nice for a long time.
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I always wear rubber gloves, that can't be the prolem.

My nails are thin and bendy. I started taking biotin (5000mcg) again at the end of october. Doesn't seem to help so far...
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