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!