Sunday, 11 March 2012

Nail Dilemma


If you follow me on Twitter, you have undoubtedly seen my frequent posts lately about my nails, so I'm after some advice.
As you probably know, I am a (fairly recent) ex-nail biter and have long(ish) nails for the first time in my life. So I've been so excited to have fun with different nail colours and have bought a zillion new nail polishes.
My problem is, I've never managed to have a DIY mani last more than 2 days.
After cleaning and buffing my nails, I have been using OPI Chip Skip, to dry all the natural oils from my nails, followed by OPI Nail Envy or Essie First Base as a basecoat. Then I have used mainly Barry M  or Models Own nail polishes, followed by Seche Vite. From the millions of reviews I have read, this should result in a long-lasting mani. But it doesn't. No matter what I do, no matter if I ensure my fingers aren't anywhere near my mouth or ensure I don't pick my nails, they chip after two days.
I'm desperate for a miracle technique or product to help my nails last. As soon as I get a chip I pick my nail polish off, which I know is awful for my nails and probably makes the chipping worse.
Any advice is very much appreciated!

4 comments:

  1. Glitter polish. It never comes off no matter how hard you try! lol

    No, but seriously, I know mine usually last 2-3 days without chips and I never using anything but straight polish. (I know, I know, that's probably horrible for my nails) I think outside of gel manicures or fake nails, there really isn't a whole lot of long lasting options.

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  2. I have probably already spoken to you about what I use/do. But in case I haven't' I used Sally Hansen hard as nails for a base, then 2 layers of white polish, then the colour I want/design (2 layers) and then another layer of sally Hansen. Also I always make sure I take every layer over the ends of my nails to coat that edge that gets knocked first :) x

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  3. I love models own they are one of the few brands that live up to their hype!

    dp
    x

    www.inanityandthegirl.com

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  4. I have the same problem, I lvoe nail polish but it takes ages to apply without mistakes and it lasts only two days without chipping so it's too much effort for me! =) And I hate chipped nail polish, so I just pick it off too! I can only have either nicely painted nails or no nail polish at all, I hate chipping :/

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