Feminine Allure #2: No Chip Lasting Manicure

Beautiful hands increases a lady’s feminine allure. To make my hands more beautiful, I like to keep them well manicured. Nail polish protects my nails and helps them to retain length by reducing split nails, cracks, and chips.Although I couldn’t wear nail polish until I was about 13 or so (even then my mother limited my allowable color palette), my love of nail polish started young. I officially started getting my nails did ( yep, I gotta em “did”) when I was 15.

I got my first job when I was 15; so, I could afford to get’em did. When I started gettin’em did, I thought I was the ish. It was such a treat! I felt prettier, more feminine, and I felt like I was coming into my womanhood.  At that time, mom couldn’t tell me nothing..jk/jk. I kid I kid.

Now, after years of polish chipping within hours of gettin’em did, I’ve finally found a method that increases my feminine allure, no chip manicures. With this method, my manicures last 7 days. For real!

  1. First, start with a clean canvas. Prep your nails by using acetone to remove nail polish & oils from the nail bed.  Shape nails and push back cuticles. Pushing cuticles makes the nail bed appear longer.
  2. Apply 2 coats of your favorite base coat. I like Orly Orlon Basecoat. Be sure to wrap the nail by sweeping a lil polish under the nail.  Wrap the nail with each polish coat you apply.
  3. Apply 1 coat of your nail polish color.
  4. Now, I make a sandwich. Apply 1 coat of Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat.
  5. Next, apply 1 more coat of your nail polish color. Wrap the nail.
  6. Apply 1 more coat of Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat.
  7. Clean up your nails by removing nail polish from cuticles. Click here for a quick tutorial.
  8. Lastly, apply top coat. I find that Poshe is the best compared to the others. It’s the fastest drying. When I use it at night, I don’t wake up with prints on my nails.
  9. For extra last, after the second day, I re-apply both Revlon Top coat and Poshe. This is a MUST!!!!

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42 thoughts on “Feminine Allure #2: No Chip Lasting Manicure

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  2. I’ll have to give this method a try. I use China Glaze Strong Adhesion or CND Sticky as a basecoat and Posche as a top coat. Never thought to put 2 layers of base and sandwich the top coats. I’ll report back after I remove this gel polish I’ve been rocking for 2+ weeks now.

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  10. I love it! I tried this Monday, but I only had the nail polish and a generic top coat….It’s Thursday and it still looks fresh! I normally only make it to day 2 before it starts to chip. I will definitely share this post with my girls!

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  12. I’ve been wanting to venture into wearing nail polish more often, but have often been deterred by the prospect of chipping. I just might try this method!!! Thanks for posting/sharing!

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