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How Do I Make My Nail Polish Last Longer Without Chipping It?

Written by Tara

Traditional nail polish can last a few days without any chipping. However, if you opt for long-wear formulas such as no-chip options or gel polish, your manicure may last for up to two weeks before you see any chipping.

To make your nail polish last longer, Sritapan advises taking extra care to apply cuticle oil and hand cream. When skin and nails are dry, it makes chipping very easy, she says. She recommends ProSpa Nail and Cuticle Oil and ProSpa Hand & Cuticle Cream.

Generally What nail polish stays on the longest without chipping? These Nail Polishes Will Give You the Longest-Lasting Manicure

  1. Olive and June Nail Polish. Olive and June.
  2. Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish. Essie.
  3. Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer. Smith & Cult.
  4. Static Nails Liquid Glass Lacquer.
  5. Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer.
  6. OPI Nail Lacquer.
  7. JinSoon Nail Polish.
  8. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How long can normal nail polish last?

All About Nail Polish A: Your average nail polish will last for two days without chipping, but the long-wearing formulas can go up to two weeks before they start to crack and flake! It depends on your polish’s ingredients, as well as your daily activities.

Why does my nail polish chip after 2 days?

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.

What kind of nail polish stays on the longest?

The 8 Longest-Lasting Nail Polishes to Get You at Least 7 Days of

  1. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel.
  2. CND Vinylux Weekly Polish.
  3. Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Color.
  4. Essie Gel Couture.
  5. Zoya Nail Lacquer.
  6. Olive & June 7-Free Nail Polish.
  7. Dior Vernis Gel Shine & Long Wear Nail Lacquer.
  8. Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer.

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.

Are expensive nail polishes worth it?

In general, however, the higher priced bottles contain a higher quality of paint, which means it should last a few days longer than the cheaper alternative. If you switch up nail polish often, cheap is probably fine, but it you want your manicure to last longer, it might be better to spend the extra cash.

How can I make 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.

What is permanent nail polish?

Permanent lacquers (also called soft gels or soak-off polish), a thinner reincarnation of that acrylic paste, are as pliable as regular paint, but like acrylics, once they are set with ultraviolet light, they form a lasting bond with the nail that won’t chip.

Can you use 10 year old nail polish?

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.

How many coats of nail polish is 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.

What kind of nail polish doesn’t chip?

7 Long-Lasting Polishes That Won’t Chip or Destroy Your Nails

  • Most Durable: Morgan Taylor. Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer.
  • Best Bargain: Sally Hansen. Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish.
  • Best No-Fade Neutral: Oribe.
  • Sheerest Formula: Essie.
  • Easiest to Apply: Red Carpet Manicure.

Does quick dry nail polish chip faster?

– Fast dry top coats dry on the surface. The top coat will dry first before your nail polish dries. They also chip faster.

How do I protect my nail polish in the shower?

A full wrap of base coat and topcoat completely encases your nails in polish. Water absorption is minimized when you shower and wash your hands. This is the best way I’ve found to prevent chipped nail polish.

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Tara

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