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    I'm trying to find a way to keep nail polish to stay on longer. I always polish my nails and no later than a few hours later they're already chipping. I've tried putting the clear coat over them, but it still chips!!! It's annoying when i'm going to a formal event or any type of function and I have half the color missing. Any suggestions to help keep the color longer!?
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    I have the same problem. I rarely ever paint my nails because of it.
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    What kind of nail polish are you using? I've found that the cheap stuff chips right away regardless of a top coat, but my OPI and Essie tend to stay on a little longer. Also, make sure you're using a GOOD top coat and maybe try a base coat as well. Make sure your nails are 100% dry before doing anything too.
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    I was talking to some one who does nails and she's suggested putting a coat of glitter polish on top. Apparently that helps. But I'm not sure. I also had a friend who said a clear coat first and last always helps and brushing it over the tip to "Seal" them.
    again don't know for sure.

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    Using a basecoat and swiping the clear on sideways across the top of your nail instead of just brushing the same vertical direction and using good polish.
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    Good nail polish is my answer. I like OPI over Essie just because I think it goes on a little thicker, but they're both great.

    Honestly, the NYC New York Minute colors from Walmart for $1.82 aren't bad. They really don't chip on me for at least a day sometimes two, perfect for random colors you won't wear much. If you use a base coat and a top coat they'll last even longer than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by candypants View Post
    What kind of nail polish are you using? I've found that the cheap stuff chips right away regardless of a top coat, but my OPI and Essie tend to stay on a little longer. Also, make sure you're using a GOOD top coat and maybe try a base coat as well. Make sure your nails are 100% dry before doing anything too.
    I use cheaper polishes and better ones and they all seem to do it I'm going to try the base coat and see if that helps at all
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    I put glittery polish on top. It's harder to chip, it seems
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazmine View Post
    Using a basecoat and swiping the clear on sideways across the top of your nail instead of just brushing the same vertical direction and using good polish.
    I'll have to try this! Thanks
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    Revlon makes a "no chip" top coat that works really well for me...
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