I can't even make it through a full day without chipping at least one
You might have oily nails naturally. It's harder for the polish to stick to them. I love nail polish but have basically given up as a result of this.
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1 or 2 days. It doesn't take long at all for it to start chipping for me, even if I put a top coat on it.
I got gel polish done about 2 weeks ago and it stood up very well until 2-3 days ago.
I've had pretty good experiences with Essie polish, it usually lasts at least a few days before it starts to chip and their glitter polishes are practically impossible to get off.
I hate that about glitter nail polish!!!
A week or two? I wash my hands far too frequently and have a tendency to smack them into things all the time, but I've found if I use 10-day polish with a clear coat over it that the paint job keeps pretty well.
nail polish lasts about 48 hours with me, but if i use an anti-chip clear coat sometimes a bit longer. i have revlon extra life no chip top coat and it works okay...
Usually it starts chipping by the next day
It depends on the brand I use. Some can start to chip within hours, while others can least a week. I normally stick to Zoya's polishes because I have the best luck with them.
|From: h20 |
2012-11-19 03:41 am (UTC)
Try applying thin layers.
Edited at 2012-11-19 03:46 am (UTC)
My right hand pointer finger can't last a day because of the computers at work.
About 5 days or more. Wipe your fingers with a little vinegar before polishing them. Then I use a clear nail strengthening polish, and few thin coats of color, then more of the strengthening. I usually touch up the top coat every other day.
Like five minutes after it's dry, to be honest. I'm apparently really hard on my nails, who knew.
i can usually get a week out of them
I never do my nails, ever. I mean, I get my nails done but I never paint them. I suck at that, so time consuming, almost crippling because when they're drying, you can't do shit and I always forget and fuck them up and then need to fix them...on and on.
When I did paint my nails, I think it lasted a good while for me.
"almost crippling because when they're drying, you can't do shit and I always forget and fuck them up"
If you get a fast-drying top coat like Seche Vite or Poshe or Out the Door or Essie's Good to Go, that's not an issue.
My advice is to use OPI base coat and OPI top coat. Doesn't matter what brand of polish is in between, it makes last a lot longer. I prefer OPI, China Glaze, or Essie polishes, but if I use the OPI base and top coats, I can even make the cheaper drug store brands like Sally Hansen last a few days. I've been wearing my current polish for about a week now. They haven't necessarily chipped, but they wear down on the tips, and you can see the nail grown near the cuticle because it's not covered in polish.
I used to have the same problem, but ever since I discovered OPI, I can wear just about anything and it actually lasts! I love OPI. :0) I hope that helps!
My nail polish chips off the next day, and I use a top and bottom coat, AND I started using Zoya products. I'm close to giving up on nail polish.
|From: h20 |
2012-11-19 07:00 am (UTC)
Zoya is notorious for not playing nice with base or topcoats that are not fellow Zoya brands (one reason why my extensive collection doesn't include a single bottle by them).
Edited at 2012-11-19 07:00 am (UTC)
I didn't know this, but it happens with every polish I use. Also, I can't work with nailpolish on, so I end up taking it off after a couple of days anyway.
I hate having my fingernails painted. It makes me way too self-conscious about what I'm doing with my hands.
I got my toenails done for a wedding though and they stayed perfect for weeks and weeks because I wear closed shoes most of the time.
Have you tried using a primer first, then using top coat to seal it? You might get better results. I had terrible luck with nail polish (I only paint my toenails, the feeling of nail polish on my fingers drives me up a wall) until I found a primer and used that. Then the polish lasted a lot longer.
I always use a bottom coat, two thin layers of polish and a top coat. I am not particularly gentle with my nails and it'll last a week easy
but I do generally have hideous skin reactions to nail polish so I take it off myself a day or two after I've painted them.
Usually they last 4-5 days nicely and then I can get away with them until a week is up. Right now I've got some vitamin deficiencies that I'm working on, but my nails are still very brittle, easily broken, and will hold polish for approximately 5 minutes without problems. They're just not smooth textured enough and it chips in random places where there are ridges. As that improves and they grow out, I expect fewer problems.
Usually I get more than a week out of mine, but I go over each nail with remover before painting to remove any oils, then I paint in thin coats and always do three. If I remember I'll put a topcoat on, but that doesn't usually happen.
Depending on the polish, how many coats I do, whether I do a top coat, and what I'm doing at work, they last anywhere from a couple days to a week or more without chipping. I take off my nail polish once a week to redo, so some may very well last more than a week but I wouldn't know how long.
If I use OPI and do several thin coats with two top coats, it'll last a week easy.
Depends on the brand. For some, after two days, others, up to five days or even a week.