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Old 04-02-2008, 12:49 PM
 
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Opi or Orly are my faves. I don't like the quick drying stuff either because I also take a very long time to paint my nails and toes. I do very thin coats and let them dry about ten minutes before applying the subsequent coats. I find my nails do not chip nor smudge with this method.

It also keeps my hands busy while watching DVDs so I'm not fondling the salt-n-vinegar chips!
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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id suggest a base coat, i use sally hansen, then two coats of opi, followed by the NYC nail glossies top coat, i promise it wont chip. dont want to pay $8 for a bottle of opi? then you can substitute a diiferent brand but it wont be quite as durable.
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:19 PM
 
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Opi for sure. You want to get a clear coat and go over and just a bit under the tips. It helps prevent chipping.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Northeast TN
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I love the Sally Hansen no chip. I didn't have time for a pedi two weeks ago before vacation so I ran out and bought the no chip. It's still perfect! I'm so happy with it.
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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I tend to favor OPI over any other brand. Like Essie too, but it tends to chip on me for some reason.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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OPI is the only thing I use.
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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I use Avon nail polish.
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Try Instant Manicure from AVON. It is nail enamel, but applies dry. It lasts for 2 weeks on my nails and I type ALL day long in my job, plus have 3 kids that I clean up after daily

It is awesome stuff, and not hard at all to get the hang of!
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Old 08-29-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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I use the dry spray on my nails after I polish and have no problems. I only wear clear on my fingers, and always Ruby Red toes....they don't look like my feet without the red toes.
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:42 AM
 
Location: MD
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I LOVE seche vete for base coat and top coat dries hard when I had my nail salon this is what I used they now sell it at most stores to my surprise
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