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Old 04-29-2019, 08:36 AM
 
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What nail polish do you recommend that does not chip or wear off in the first 3 days? Seems like any nail polish I put on my nails chips in 2 days --
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:51 AM
 
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I don't have issues with the OPI that my salon uses. Usually lasts me a week+. I had a mani on Friday and they still look perfect.

Make sure that you're buffing the nail bed, wiping with alcohol and allowing to dry (to remove natural oils, lotions, etc.), apply a base coat (allow to dry), two coats of your polish (allow to dry), and then a good quality top coat.
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:17 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I use Opi, and Hoof Lacquer as a top coat.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:28 AM
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Location: Middle America
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Things that make at-home manicures, or poorly done salon ones, chip prematurely:

Using quick-dry nail polish. They dry quickly because they have higher alcohol content...which also makes them lacquer more thin and brittle.

Not removing oils with a swipe of remover prior to painting

Not buffing or addressing cuticles

Not doing a base coat

Using too much polish, which creates bubbles and smears

Not allowing sufficient drying between coats

Skipping a top coat, or putting it on sloppily because it's clear

Not sealing off nail tips
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:43 AM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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I've been really happy with ILNP polishes, but they primarily sell holos, chromes, and shimmers.
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Old 04-29-2019, 12:18 PM
 
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I've been really happy with ILNP polishes, but they primarily sell holos, chromes, and shimmers.
OOOOOOOOH!!!!! I've never heard of this brand. Are they online only, or can they be purchased at brick & mortar locations?
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:14 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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OOOOOOOOH!!!!! I've never heard of this brand. Are they online only, or can they be purchased at brick & mortar locations?
Iíve never seen them in stores or salons. Iíve been buying them from their site directly.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:36 PM
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Location: Florida Baby!
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All I have to do is breathe on my manicure and it's wrecked. Because of this I don't get my nails done too often, but when I do I get a gel manicure. The downside is that it weakens my nails and it takes months to get them back to normal.

I've had pretty good luck with CND Vinylux lasting about a week or so (applied professionally):
https://www.ulta.com/vinylux-weekly-...mpprod11351077


I also find that certain colors "wear" better than others. My "default" color is black as in a pinch I can run a permanent magic marker on any chips
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:10 PM
 
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"...does not chip or wear off in the first 3 days?"

Sally Hansen Hard Nails has worked for me.
i put it on my fishing lures to stabilize embellishments.
3 years? some have gone 5 years....and that is through
hot/cold/etc....and the fish apparently like it, too.
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:44 PM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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I have gone to having shellac polish put on my fingernails. It lasts so long that the nails grow out and show the growth from the cuticles before i get them re-done. It is pricier but i am now only going every 4 weeks to change the color.
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