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how do you keep nailpolish from chipping after a day or two?


Asked by stargazer74 at 10:34 AM on Oct. 25, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • My manicurist (when I used to go) taught me a little trick that works great! When I do my own nails, I use an extra-shiny top shield. My fave is Sally Hansen's. But, whatever top shield (top coat) you use, just be sure to run the brush along the edge/tip of the nail, not just the top flat part. This will create a protective edge down over the tip so that the polish edge isn't the first thing that gets hit when you use your hands. Hope that made sense. LOL.

    Answer by specialwingz at 10:45 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • 1) use a coat of clear polish every other day

    2) paint a layer of cuticle oil on before you do things like washing dishes. Water seeps into the nail bed, which expands, helping encourage chips.

    3) wear household gloves while doing chores


    Answer by lovinangels at 10:37 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Put a fast dry clear polish on them

    Answer by Bubbles120 at 10:36 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • One tip I was given by the nail salon was to not submerge my hands in water so often. It causes the nail polish to start pealing.
    But I am a dish washer at times, and I clean a ton, so I just don't have nail polish on as often. And if I do it is usually clear.
    Plus I read that Opi is a brand that won't chip off. Try buying a brand in your favorite color and bringing it in with you, just make sure not to forget it in the nail salon.

    Answer by tryin2BGOOD at 10:38 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Use gloves,

    Opi nail polish and definitly a top coat....

    Good luck!!!!

    Answer by KFree907 at 10:41 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Oh, BTW - I can make cheap-o Wet-N-Wild polish last almost 2 weeks with this trick. And, I'm a gardener!

    Answer by specialwingz at 10:46 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • i have acryllis tips and my nail polish doesn't chip.


    Answer by LoriAnn87 at 11:02 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • base coat
    2 coats of polish
    top coat
    wait at least 30 min and that chippy look will not happen.... GL

    Answer by mamacita69930 at 11:29 AM on Oct. 25, 2010