Nail Polish Tips

How Can You Keep Nail Polish From Chipping?

Written by Tara

Easy ways to stop your nail polish chipping

  1. Don’t shake your bottle.
  2. Seal the tip of your nail.
  3. Stay away from the shower straight after you’ve painted your nails.
  4. Apply your nail polish in thin layers.
  5. Apply your nail varnish in a four-step process โ€“ and let each part dry thoroughly.

How to Prevent Your Polish from Chipping

  1. Always Start with Clean Nails.
  2. Prep Nails with a Base Coat.
  3. Thin Coats, Not Thick Coats.
  4. Shimmery Colors Chip Less.
  5. Apply a Clear Top Coat.
  6. Allow Proper Drying Time.

Generally Why does my nail polish chip so easily? Your nails are not clean/ Your nails are too oily An oily base will make it harder for your nail polish (or base coat) to adhere on your nails which will make it easier to chip prematurely.

Here You Can Watch The Video How to Prevent Chipped Nail Polish – Hacks, Tips & Tricks


Similarly, HOW TO KEEP YOUR POLISH FROM PEELING/CHIPPING

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Why can’t I keep nail polish on my nails?

Getting polish on your cuticles can cause the paint to lift from the nail which can inevitably lead to chipping. I wouldn’t suggest cutting your cuticles either. To prevent getting polish on them, you should use cuticle oil and a pusher tool to push back your cuticles.

Why does my nail polish peel off after one day?

If your nails have too much moisture or oil on them, the polish peels off much sooner than it should. To prevent this, you can try cleaning your nails with alcohol pads or nail polish remover before applying the polish. You can also try applying a base coat or buffing your nails first.

How long should you wait between each coat of nail polish?

two minutes 2 minutes. Yup, 2 full minutes between the base coat and the color, two minutes between color coats, and then two minutes before the top coat goes on. She says that’s all you need to wait in between to get a dry enough surface to get the next layer to adhere.

Is 4 coats of nail polish too much?

Jin Soon, a NYC-based manicurist, recommends up to three coats of nail polish for full color coverage and a smooth, finished look. If you apply more than three coats in one sitting, the application will be prone to clumping off in one piece, almost like a shell she says.

How do you make your nail polish last longer?

9 Easy Ways To Make Nail Polish Last Longer & Keep Your Mani Salon-Fresh

  1. Don’t soak.
  2. Buff the nails after filing.
  3. Avoid getting polish on your cuticles.
  4. Push your cuticles back.
  5. Use nourishing, conditioning polishes.
  6. Use a chip-resisting top coat.
  7. Let your polish fully set.
  8. Dry with cool air.

How does vinegar make nail polish last longer?

The acids in the vinegar will help the polish stick to your nails longer and though they might smell a bit at first, don’t worry – the scent goes away! This popular tip has been said to help nail polish stay on at least two weeks.

Does hot water make nail polish peel?

According to Byrdie, soaking your tips in hot water allows the water to seep into the nail plate, which causes the polish to lift up and even peel off altogether. Switching to cooler showers helps, but even running fingers through your hair in the shower or tub can cause chips in polish.

How long does nail polish last?

A rule of thumb is that an unopened and securely stored varnish can last for 18 to 24 months, whereas gel nail polish can last for 24 to 36 months. Some say that you can keep the nail lacquer for a tiny bit longer after those 2 years mark if you have kept the polish stored in a cool, dark spot.

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About the author

Tara

I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!