Nail polish is one of my favorite “accessories”. I am licensed as an esthetician and nail tech, so having my nails look great is something that is important to me. After 2 years of not being allowed to wear it at my job, i finally have the freedom to do so, but have been having massive trouble with longevity. After a few days, I would start getting chipping or wear. And doing gel is just a massive pain for me! Last week though, I finally found a great way to prevent chipped nails that did not involve curing or a light!
These are my nails the day I did them last week. This shade is one of the most perfect springtime shades that I have found! I absolutely love that bright baby blue color! I have also found that the OPI Infinite Shine line of colors and basecoat are amazing for longevity. The only issue I have is that the topcoat isn’t quite as good as I would like it to be.
Salon Centric gave me a sample of the Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat a while back and I finally got around to trying it. It was fantastic!!! It gives amazing shine, smooth texture and long wear with no chipping! It literally does give that same look as if you had gotten gel done, as well as an amazing longevity! This stuff is definitely my new go-to and I am in love! As soon as I saw how amazingly my nails wore with this, I went back and got the full size bottle!
What are your favorite hacks to prevent chipped nails?
Until next time,