Nail Polish… What are your secret tips?

From the beginning of time… that I can recall, at least, was the ever problematic chipping of nail polish. No matter how many coats, top coats, base coats, I cannot get a manicure to stay more than 24 hours.

A couple nights ago , I decided to paint my nails with my favorite color, that pinkish-red by Essie. I did two coats and a top coat, and this photo that you see is less than 20 hours later… Ugh! I don’t want to have to pay for a manicure every time, but I do want nice nails that don’t chip and make me look sloppy!

What are your tips and secrets to getting long lasting nails without breaking the bank?

Help a girl out!! xoxo, Jenilee

UPDATE:  I have found the perfect match!! This Revlon “Gel Envy” is legit!! Check it out!


  • Jill Wyman

    Try this, I found it on Amazon, CND – VINYLUX ROUGE RED. Make sure you also purchase the top coat. It’s the in-between of regular nail polish and gel nail polish. It’s supposed to last about 10 days-ish. I put a regular (good quality) base coat, then 2 coats of this CND Red, and the top coat! Great stuff.

    • Summer Batterson

      We’ll be sure to try this out! Thanks for the advice!!

  • Minda

    I’ve been using Jamberry.

    I’m currently hosting an online party 🙂 Check it out.

    • Jenilee Hurley

      ooh! Minda, I have heard of those.. I will have to check it out! 🙂 Thanks!! Jenilee