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Stopping nail polish chipping - June 3rd 2010, 06:26 AM

So I've always been rubbish at painting my nails ... but finally am good at it. But they always chip. I've tried using base coat, and not using base coat, and using a top coat, like gloss stuff etc. But they always chip in like the first day of painting them. I've tried "chip resistant" stuff as well. Any ideas to stop them chipping?

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Re: Stopping nail polish chipping - June 3rd 2010, 07:11 AM

Make sure your nails are clean, and use a quick drying base and top coat, also try painting 2 thin layers of the color in between this. Certain products may affect this, or it could be your nails

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Re: Stopping nail polish chipping - June 5th 2010, 05:45 AM

Use the base coat (the glossy one) before applying the colour, wait until it dries and proceed with the colour, then put a second coat of colour just on the edge of your nails (very light one so it doesn't look bumpy) good luck!

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Re: Stopping nail polish chipping - June 7th 2010, 08:37 PM

Try not to do anything that will make them chip faster like rubbing rough surfaces. Also if you are a nail bitter try to stop that as well.
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Re: Stopping nail polish chipping - June 8th 2010, 12:31 PM

I have this trouble as well. I usually use a base coat, two coats of colour, and a top coat. But that just makes the polish too thick, and if it chips, it peels off in one go. I've tried just doing one layer of colour and leaving it at that. The thinner it is, the lesser likely it is for it to come off easily. And if it does, I know I haven't put that much effort into painting them, and it wouldn't take too long to redo them.

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June 18th 2010, 10:59 AM

nothing wrong with it

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Re: Stopping nail polish chipping - June 21st 2010, 03:57 AM

Use some nail polish remover to clean your nails before you paint them. It helps to get rid of excess oil which can make your polish chip. I'd continue to do a base coat and a top coat. Also I'd do two or three thin layers of the polish instead of one thick layer. If you can, invest in a higher quality polish.. I suggest OPI.
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Re: Stopping nail polish chipping - June 22nd 2010, 08:06 PM

I absolutely swear by this stuff; Seche Vite Top Coat

you put it onto wet nail varnish and it works amazingly well.

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