Nail polish that will last more than a day or two?
January 17, 2013 12:54 PM Subscribe
I like to paint my nails occasionally, but I get frustrated to go to all of the trouble of applying polish (and drying and drying) only to have the nail polish chip within a day or so (or even sooner). What can I do to help my nail polish last longer?
posted by jb to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (44 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
I've been using Sally Hansen brand polish, with a base coat and a top coat. My technique has been to apply a base coat, 1-2 coats of colour, and then a top glossy coat (leaving to dry between each, but maybe not long enough -- it takes sooooo long).
I'm willing to try another brand, but I cannot afford to buy very expensive nail polish (it's a luxury and between groceries and polish, I would chose groceries), and I can't afford/am unwilling to spend money paying someone else to do my nails -- and I don't wish to wear fake nails. (If it came to that, I would just not do it).