Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

3 Bumps

Nail Polish

When I had acrylic nails, my nail polish never came off. I can't afford and don't have time to do that anymore, so I occasionally paint my natural nails to feel more feminine. I only do it occasionally because it chips off within 24 hours. It makes me soooo mad, so I feel like it isn't worth doing. How do I get it to stop chipping off so fast?


Asked by TitusMom7 at 5:21 PM on Feb. 3, 2011 in Beauty & Style

Level 18 (5,459 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (7)
  • you're spoiled to the artificial nail-benefits!! nothing will please you with the natural nail (as far as strength or no-chipping polish goes).

    if you stay out of water, don't do much with your hands/fingers, your natural-nail-polish may last longer than otherwise, but if it lasts a week without chipping, praise God! its not likely to last that long. you may have oily nail beds, be using inferior nail products, or just too rough on your hands/nails. ever wonder why your toes stay polished longer? its because they are protected, where our fingers aren't. :))

    Answer by dullscissors at 7:43 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Use a good quality base coat and top coat.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:23 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Trim nails and cuticles. Buff ridges. Base coat, color, top coat.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 5:24 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Always use base coat and top coat.  I use Sally Hansen Insti Dri top coat, it dries in 30 seconds.  I apply a coat once (sometimes twice) a day.  It refreshens the shine and prevents chipping for up to a week.


    Answer by beeky at 7:44 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • I know what you mean, I"ve tried everything and nothing works!

    Answer by CABlonde at 5:23 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • happens to me all the time!!!
    keep putting top coat on i suppose

    Answer by Sammy4411 at 5:52 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • I only use O.P.I is a bit more expensive, but it won't flake off and it lasts a long time...also after you paint with the polish add a top coat of clear!

    Answer by Queenofscrap at 7:09 PM on Feb. 3, 2011