(Closed) Dear “No Chip” Nail Polish Marketing Dept. – you lie!!!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I hear great things about gel polishes?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

I’ve been using Essie polishes, and I love them! I’m extremely hard on my nails, and Essie takes forever to chip. Even if I make a decided effort to try and peel/chip it off (instead of just removing it like a normal person), it still takes forever. I know some people complain of Essie peeling, but I’ve never had any problems with peeling or chipping. It’s an extremely tough polish! And they have a really wide selection of colors (like OPI), but you can usually get them at Target. 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yeah, basically to get set up its about the cost of two gel manicures at a salon. But it honestly does stay chip free for 2+ weeks.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It may be your nails. I noticed that my nail polish always chips really fast and even peels off after a few hours. I know it’s not the polish because I have given the same nail polish to friends. My nails are super soft so it makes sense that they would chip. 

Do you clean your nails with acetone/nail polish remover just before applying nail polish? Any little bit of oil on your nail will mean that the nail polish won’t stick as well. 

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

@Caizn: I agree. Go for the gels. I did a review of Red Carpet Manicure, the one the sell at Ulta. I can’t get regular polish to stay on for the life of me but the gels are awesome.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I use Seche Vite fast drying top coat. I love it! It dries amazingly fast and helps prevent chipping. I ordered mine online but I’ve seen it at Walgreens.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

@Mrs.Firefly1: Good luck! I would also recommend putting on a top coat if you can. I usually throw something on as the polish dries, so maybe that helps with the whole not chipping. 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I second on Seche Vite top coat, it dries in like 10 seconds. As I base coat I use Orly Bonder which is a rubberized base coat. The polish really sticks to it, and lasts a few days longer than without it.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m hard on my nails too. I think I’m going to give the Essie a try also!

 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

I have Essie polishes and they chip to shit just like the OPI. I bought them on a recommendation on the Bee and while they’re nice I was very disappointed.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sally Hanson “Hard as Wraps” top coat.  I can even play guitar in it!!!  Amazing.

 

If you want to treat yourself, get a Shellac manicure (not a gel… the kind I got really damaged my nail.)  They are a bit pricey ($25-40ish) but they will last for 2-3 weeks.  They are very popular and it should be easy to find a place that does them.

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