For years, I avoided wearing nail polish. Why? Apparently I spend so much time typing, I knock the polish right off my nails. I'd paint them and within a day I'd see a chip.
Gel nail polish resists chipping, so I tried that for a few weeks last summer. I learned about the latest trend in nail polish: accent nails.
With an accent nail, one finger is different than the rest. But you don't have to stop there. I told the manicurist to get creative...this was the result:
After dealing with gel nail removal twice, I decided it wasn't worth the 15 minutes of soaking and scraping it required. I decided to go with normal (non-gel) nail polish. I chose a color that matched my car.
"How long will this last?" I asked. She answered, "Just put top coat on every day or two and it can last a week or longer." So I invested in the same kind of top coat she used...
...and guess what? She was right. If I start every day by brushing top coat over the tips of my nails and then putting a layer across each nail, my polish can last ten days without chipping. So, combining OPI and Incoco nail polish strips, I've been getting creative. There's this:
One layer of topcoat and it lasts 7-10 days. The nail polish strips last longer than nail polish, by the way. The moral?
Don't give away your trade secrets!