I never wear polish on my finger nails. It just doesn't last for me. I will have them file them & trim my cuticles, etc. I love having pedicures. I will have the french manicure done & it will last for at least a month or longer. I use to wear the acrylics, but my nails grow so fast & it was too expensive & time consuming.
Yup, I almost never get polish on my fingers because of how quickly it chips. My manicurist told me once that if I wanted it to last longer to skip the paraffin dip during the mani process... something about the oils in the paraffin make it harder for the polish to stick, or something.
Mine usually slightly chip the next day, but they're still presentable and look good for about a week, maybe a week and a half. I'm forced to go for manicures because I'm basically inept at painting my own nails. I just can't paint my right hand without it looking like a five year old playing with mommy's polish.
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For me, they do a base coat, at least 2 coats of polish, top coat...which is usually some great fast drying stuff & then by SH triple strength stuff...lasts for at least 3 weeks...
just ask CC...
LOL...I was just about to post that you gotta use the green stuff on top to make it last
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I think some people are just harder on nails than other people. I do my own manis (Orly base coat, polish, OPI or Sally Hansen topcoat) and they last a week or more. I might get a microscopic chip here or there, but nothing really noticeable. And I do dishes, wash the kid and dog, scrape stickers off of walls, etc.
It might be the shape of your nails, too. If your nails curve over your fingertips, you're more likely to get quick wear and tear on your polish.
A manicure usually lasts a week but sometimes up to two weeks - and I spend most of my time hammering away at a keyboard. I always wear gloves when I need to put my hands in water (apart from when in the shower lol) or I'm gardening.
Over on your side of the Atlantic you have a brand called 'Poshe' (hard to get over here). Their treatment base coat is great for nails and acts as a fantastic base. I use one coat of that and then the OPI of my choice (currently got a French Manicure - Alpine Snow on the tips with Coney Island Cotton Candy over the top) ) followed by either Poshe fast drying top coat or Seche Vita top coat (both of which are very good).
Being a bit of a nail PJ (it's not just hair) I think I've tried every combination of bases, polishes and top coats possible
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Leave-in: Body Shop cotton seed curl boost with manuka honey mixed in
Gel: Umberto Giannini Curl Friends scrunching gel
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