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!

OPI Infinite Shine To Infinity and Blue-yond
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.

Seche Vive topcoat
These are my nails a week after I did them. There is pretty much no visible chipping whatsoever and the color still looks good! So what did I do differently?!?

How to Prevent Chipped Nails with Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Topcoat
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,

Heidi Dee


17 thoughts on “The Easisest Way to Prevent Chipped Nails!”

  1. Nothing that can bring a outfit and look down is looking at a person hands and seeing chipped and peeling nails. So this is wonderful news. Take the time to do your nails.

  2. As a bloke I don’t have this problem as I usually bite my nails but my partner has read this and she says she goes nuts when she chips nails and see her face in pain. 🙁

  3. I really dislike chipped nails as well. I have been having a hard time finding a top coat that I really like so I will be giving this a try for sure!

  4. I don’t like when they chip either. I haven’t done my nails in such a long time. Maybe this weekend I’ll finally break out the nail polish.

  5. I love the OPI brand nail polish. They seem to last the longest with me. I haven’t heard of the Seche Vive brand gel polish though. I haven’t had gels done on my nails yet anyway. I’ll have to look for them.

  6. Clipping your fingernails and toenails is an absolutely necessity if you want to maintain good hygiene and avoid hurting yourself.

  7. I love having my finger nails all nicely painted, but always struggle with them getting chipped right away. I will have to see about getting this to help!

  8. I always do my nails but they do get chipped a lot because I am always so busy. I just trimmed them up tonight and got them ready to paint, tomorrow. I’ll have to decide which colour but they look so bare right now!

  9. I love the color of your nails and they look great after a week. The Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect Top Coat I will have to try for sure. Thanks for sharing this awesome top coat and the amazing nail color.

  10. I always clip my fingernails and toenails, and I’m pretty sure with that. 🙂
    I can definitely share this to my girl friends at work who loves to play with their nails because for sure, they don’t want chipped nails either.

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