How Do You Keep Nail Polish From Chipping?


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Nail polish, like most paints, needs a solid base to adhere to in order to last the longest. Nails should be cleaned of any oils or old polishes by wiping them with a nail polish remover first. Then nail polish should be applied in three thin coats.

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Sufficient time should be given between each coat, as well as after the final coat to allow it to completely dry, before one resumes normal activity. A base coat beneath the nail polish and a clear topcoat will help the polish last longer as well. A topcoat can be applied every other day to extend it even further. The sparkles in shimmery nail polish give it additional clinging power.

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