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Best brand of non chip nail polish?

21 replies

Jungfraujoch · 19/09/2018 09:31

Now I’ve got my nails to a decent length I fancy a little colour! Can you recommend me a long lasting polish ?

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Deathraystare · 19/09/2018 09:33

Apparently Rimmel has a good name. Chanel doesn't!

Moominfan · 19/09/2018 09:35

I've had no luck and went to gel lasts around 2 weeks but my nails grow quick

moonbells · 19/09/2018 09:41

Rimmel lasts about a week for me and I'm quite tough on nails. I also really like Mavala. A good clear top coat helps it to last longer too.

Jungfraujoch · 19/09/2018 09:42

Thanks ladies, I’ll give Rommel a go - relatively inexpensive!

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WeeM · 19/09/2018 13:06

I think a top coat really makes a difference.

Loveluella · 19/09/2018 14:36

I’ve recently discovered Barry M Sunset nail varnish and it lasts me a full week, despite usually chipping instantly. The topcoat sets in daylight similar to gel polish

glasshalfsomething · 19/09/2018 14:37

The Rommel gel is really good, I can get 7-10 days before any major wear shows

Almondio · 19/09/2018 19:25

I love Essie, loads of lovely non-sparkly colours, always last really well, easy to apply.

BananaBonanza · 19/09/2018 19:50

Opi top and base coat. Rimmel 60 secs (The cheap £2.50 one) in the middle.

The gel in the middle words really well too, if you don't chip it before it dries but I always do!

Botanicbaby · 19/09/2018 20:54

Another vote for Mavala.

Lucked · 19/09/2018 21:31

seche vite is the best top coat but. Have soft flexible nails and nothing last more than a day or two on me.

Glitteryfrog · 19/09/2018 21:44

Rimmel faux gel with the top coat.
Lasts ages, mine is looking a bit rubbish as I've just been swimming, but I painted them on Friday.

Faz2015 · 20/09/2018 18:46

I always used rimmel gel, recently i bought Essie to try. To be honest, Essie chips very easily compared to rimmel..

Hoviscats · 20/09/2018 19:05

I find essie, rimmel and mavala all really good but its the base and topcoats that will make the biggest difference. I use sally hansen base coat and the instant top coat in a red bottle. I can easily get a week out of a manicure that way.

EdWinchester · 20/09/2018 19:40

I rate Essie. I have nail varnish on now that is 2 weeks old and non-chipped. It's only the gap at the nail bed where they've grown that makes me remove it.

I am very fastidious about doing manicures though. Basecoat, 3 coats and a top coat and I am obsessed about no cuticles.

WaffleFroggy · 20/09/2018 19:42

It’s all about the top and bottom coat! Use OPI - expensive but works - then you can put any old varnish in the middle.

EdWinchester · 20/09/2018 19:54

I do the opposite.

Expensive nail varnish (Essie, OPI, Jessica) and cheap as chips bottom/top coat. I use Sally Hansen Double Duty. It is the best. I have tried the Essie, OPI and Seche Vite ones and they don't come close.

Leighhalfpennysthigh · 20/09/2018 22:44

Nails Inc do so,e lush shades. I've never been able to keep nail varnish from chipping within an hour - have tried bottom and top coats, seche vite, the Sally hensen stuff and nothing works for me. Any suggestions welcome!

stationaryace · 20/09/2018 23:29

A decent base coat and top coat are your friend in general. What works for one person might not work for you as it's how the chemicals react with your nails - I know many who swear by Barry M, and despite loving their range of colours I'm lucky if I get two days before major chips. It's really a try it and see situation so get one or two from different brands and see what lasts.

EthelThePiratesDaughter · 21/09/2018 00:41

Buy Rimmel colours and then use Seche Vite top coat.

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