Painting my nails is a womanly privilege that I quite enjoy. I paint my nails often and I always notice after ONE day of living that my nails are instantly chipped. One dish, one itchy body part or even a keyring emergency ruins all my hard work. I’ve tried everything but gel manicures to avoid chipping but not much as worked. Here is my recent formula to minimize chipping.
1. Sally Hansen Vita Surge Strengthening Gel – I can honestly say, part of the reason my nail polish chips is because I have splitting nails underneath. I still haven’t identified what causes this outside of bringing more fiber and biotin in my diet, but I’m hoping this gel helps to minimize that.
2. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Smooth and Strong Base Coat – Before embarking on this chipping journey, a good friend of mine told me that my nails chipped because I didn’t use base coat. Actually, a couple of sources told me that. So I started using it. It’s adding an extra day to my mani, but I’m still seeing chips.
3. Nail Color – The color pictured here I can’t find to save my life! It’s not listed on the Revlon site, but it’s a gorgeous emerald green color. I apply two coats of my favorite polish and I’m not shy! And wait about an hour for it to dry just to minimize smudges. The color shown below is Sally Hansen (Clearly, I love the brand) in Stocking Nude.
4. Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat – I then apply a heavy layer of topcoat to seal the deal.
I’ve been using this system for a couple of weeks and it has made a slight difference but I”m open to all suggestions on how to not have my nails chip! Help!