I’ve always loved this nail polish. The colors always jumped out at me therefore I have several bottles of this stuff. I’ve been wondering lately if this brand is less than reliable when it comes to not chipping and at this point I’m fairly certain of it. No matter what I do or what techniques I use to keep the polish from chipping this brand just never seems to last. I’m not buying this stuff anymore because it’s a waste to me, from now on I’ll mostly just use it on my toes.
Yes, you’ll recognize my nails from my last post about the watercolor technique. The nail that chipped initially that I mentioned I redid only to have two other nails chip a couple days later.
So I came across this nail art idea and gave it a try the other night. Mind you mine did not come out as good as this person but I’m hoping with practice I can do it better. Also I want to try with some different colors.
Here is the tutorial by Rebecca Likes Nails and this picture is how it was supposed to look:
I found that brushing the acetone on was trickier than I anticipated, if you brushed too much in a certain way it took away all the color you just put as a drop on your nail but if you used too little it smudged it more than made it look like water color. Still, I think my nails look kind of cool and I’ll definitely do this again. My left hand came out better than my right hand.
Right hand, definitely not as good, plus now I realize this nail has a few chips in it. Damn.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve painted my nails and they chip within a couple days or sometimes by the next day or they just peal right off. Luckily I made friends with a couple girls who have become experts and they taught me the right way.
Here it is:
1. Clean your nails off, wash them with soap too helps.
2. Buff your nails.
3. Put on a bottom coat of Orly Bonder.
4. Put 2 coats of nailpolish, doesn’t really matter what brand from what I can tell.
5. Put a top coat of Orly Won’t Chip
I swear this isn’t a paid post for Orly, this is just what my friends showed me and it works. The last 2 times I’ve followed these directions my nailpolish has lasted 5 days to a week but I also file a lot so I put a lot of wear on my nails during the day.
So give it a try and leave a comment and let me know if it works!