Return to the Kitchen Table Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Nail polish

Posted by sleeperblues (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 9, 13 at 21:12

What do you use as a topcoat? I get regular pedicures especially in the summer and the polish lasts forever. I usually have to get a new pedicure because my nails have grown as opposed to the polish chipping. I don't have the same luck with my fingernails, which I do at home. I usually use OPI as my color but wondering if anyone knows of a great topcoat that will not chip a day after I paint.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Nail polish

I would watch what the tech that does your pedicure uses. i'll ask mine next week when i'm there.


 o
RE: Nail polish

I think fingers just get a whole lot more use than toes, that's why a manicure chips. If I get a mani/pedi, the pedi lasts for weeks, as you said, until it grows out, and I am lucky to get five unchipped days out of a mani. The polish and top coat are the same for both. I use a Sally Hansen topcoat on the rare times I do my nails at home. I absolutely cannot put on colored nail polish, only clear.


 o
RE: Nail polish

I always use Essie No Chips Ahead! Got the new Essie For The Twill of It this weekend, LUV it, it's dark green in one light and dk purple in another! Today I got 2 from Zoya Louise (a medium creme brown) trying to get new neutrals and away from my massive nude & greys collection and I got Carter PixieDust (a rich magenta purple sand & sparkle texture), will be awesome for fall pedicures and Halloween nails w stickers! ~ liz


 o
RE: Nail polish

I get my nails done every 2 weeks - not because of chipping....my nails just grow fast,

I get color on my toes and a French manicure on my fingers.


 o
RE: Nail polish

My daughter told me last year about Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri polish so I gave it a try. I have not bought another brand since.

I don't polish my fingernails with anything other than clear but I always have my toes painted to hide all the damage my hiking does to them. I've lost every toe nail but one in the last six years. When they grow back they're a little wonky looking without a polish to pretty them up.

Insta-Dri goes on in one coat, dries quickly and I've never had to use a top coat. I do however use a base coat. The polish stays fresh for weeks even through all my hikes. They don't wear or chip. The only reason I redo them is because my nails have grown out.

Jodi-

Here is a link that might be useful: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


 o
RE: Nail polish

My DD#1 using these press on polish thingies, she used to get mani/peds~now that she is a running crazy girl it seems to mess her toes up. So she started using this press on things and they last for 2-3 weeks on her hands and feet~they come in some really crazy colors.


 o
RE: Nail polish

I like the Insta Dry colors too...but use lots of other brands/types as well..
I use Sally Hansen Insta Dry Top Coat..red bottle.. It's a high gloss finish.

However...it doesn't last but a few days on my fingers..lasts weeks and weeks on toes.


 o
RE: Nail polish

I've tried all of those. Toes-fine, fingers no go. Except for the press ons-maybe I'll give those a go. Thanks!


 o
RE: Nail polish

I, too, have had great luck with Sally Hansen Insta Dry top coat, even on my fingernails.


 o
RE: Nail polish

Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails strengthener with nylon. Wears. like. iron.

If my hands aren't on the keyboard all day at work, they are in dishwasher or cleaning. I can't imagine using anything else for a top coat on polish. This stuff just doesn't chip or flake off. Period.


 o
RE: Nail polish

Pedicures always last longer than manicures.


 o
RE: Nail polish

I have been using OPI topcoat and like it very much.


 o
RE: Nail polish

As momrox said, OPI makes the longest lasting base coat, polish and top coat I've ever used - it's fabulous! It is expensive, but well worth it, imho.


 o
RE: Nail polish

I agree - OPI base coat and polish are the best.

But Advanced Hard As Nails beats their top coat!


 o
RE: Nail polish

Here is what my manicurist advised me to do, and it does work. (I don't do my nails any more since I got allergic to the polish!) Buy a topcoat you like. I like the fast dry ones like Out the Door. Every day after getting your nails done, using a fairly dry top coat brush, brush lightly over the tips of your nails and be sure to include the edge. Every day. It does protect the color from wearing off.


 o
RE: Nail polish

I use Sally Hanson diamond shine base and topcoat. It comes in a shiny silver container and you only need the one bottle. It really gives a nice shine and lasts me for two weeks.


 o
RE: Nail polish

Seche Vite. About $6 in our area. Only available at beauty supply stores. It is absolutely worth the price.

Here is a link that might be useful: Seche Vite


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Kitchen Table Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here