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Sally Hansen Triple Strong (I needed to give my nails a break from color), but I’m thinking of going with Sinful Colors Genteel tonight.

On my toes: Essie Mint Candy Apple
On my hands: Urban Decay Toasted (from their naked set)
I never wear nail polish on my hands, but since I was procrastinating on a paper I decided to try it out. πŸ˜‰

Fingers – Nothing! I had been changing my polish weekly, and my nails were not happy. I’m taking a break, and then I’ll switch to polishless manis for awhile.

Toes – Orly in Green With Envy. Great color, but I don’t care for the formula.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Fade into Hue. I’ve had it on for a week now and it still looks immaculate. πŸ™‚

I can’t keep mine on for a DAY, let alone a week! have to ask, what’s your nail-painting process? What kind of base and top coats do you use?

I use Anchor (base) and Armor (top), I normally do two coats of each. πŸ™‚

I don’t do much with my hands, I guess that can be a factor as well.

It’s important to start with a clean nail bed. Swipe your nails with your nail polish remover first. I love Zoya’s “Remove +” because it’s gentle on the nail, and the smell doesn’t knock you out.

I mostly only use a base coat (usually Zoya Anchor) if the polish is one that stains. Then I paint the first coat and let it dry. After I paint the 2nd coat I immediately apply Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. It’s incredible stuff. Best I’ve ever used. Until I tried Seche, I’ve been using Zoya Armour, and then their “Fast Drops Polish Dryer”.

You need to reapply a top coat every few days, or a glitter coat to extend the wear. I can get up to about 10 days, and I’m not too careful about using my hands.

Hope this helps, and you get as good results as I do!

OPI “Honeymoon Sweet”, picky white with gold-y sheen and a couple of nails with a top coat of Zoya PixieDust formula “Godiva”.

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