Nail polish peels off

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Sep 26, 2012

Tasha H.

It does not matter wether I use a top coat or if I use a base coat. Every time I polish my nails the polish just peels off usually in whole and always by the end of day one. What can I do to make my polish last?

Mine does the same thing! I've tried tons of top and base coats, but in the end it still just comes off in sheets.

thats crazy cause mines does the same thing lol

Sep 26, 2012

Tasha H.

Ugh, so annoying!!

Sep 26, 2012

Kasey C.

Try lightly buffing your nails. Bear in mind that doing this too often can weaken your nails, but a light buff will give your nails a little grip for the polish.

Sep 26, 2012

Adalae M.

I find this only happens to me if my nail polish has the word diamond somewhere in the title. 

I agree with Kasey, giving it that texture to grip to really does help the polish stay on. Also, make sure you're painting over the edge of your nails (if you can, if they're too short that's kinda tough) so it seals in the entire nail.

Sep 26, 2012

Shelly T.

What nail polish brands are you using? You may need to try a different brand.

Honestly, I have the same issue with inexpensive brands. Even with a base and top coat. Buffing doesn't make a ton of difference for me, either; they all start to peel or chip after a couple of days. Then I tried an Illamasqua nail polish, and it didn't chip until five days later (otherwise, just minor tipwear).

Sep 26, 2012

Molly G.

I'm a huge fan of the Sally Hansen nail stickers. I think they look like nail polish and last a long time! 

Sep 27, 2012

Ashley J.

I did a base color like white to keep it from peeling. 

cool I use all types of polish and it does the same thing but I never thought about a light buff I hope this will help. Cause it doesnt chip it just comes off in one sheet lol looks kinda weird lol

Sep 28, 2012

Lisa H.

Also wipe your nail with acetone before you polish to get all the oils off, it'll help it stick better

Sep 28, 2012

Kacie E.

I've discovered a brand called sinful colorations which is just fantastic! My polish lasted for days. They have a wide & great selection of colors too.

Sep 28, 2012

Kacie E.

Its less than $2. Or u can try the nail stickers. they usually last a wk.

Sep 29, 2012

Anjum C.

Buff your nails. Nail polish often doesn't stay because your nails have oil on them (sounds weird, but it's true). Buffing your nails takes off the oily layer, and then it stays soooo much better. And, of course, use your top and base coat. And nail polish chips less on oval nails than square ones.

Sep 30, 2012

Jamie B.

That used to happen to me all the time!! Always my middle fingers too! I started to take a very fine file and do a quick file over the whole nail just to make it a little rough but not enough to damage, then I put a coat of bond aid (picture) and then my polish. Ever since I started doing this it never happened again and my polish lasts a lot longer without chipping! I try to stay away from buffing because it makes my nails brittle and the smooth surface makes the polish feel right off!

Oct 10, 2012

Tiffany A.

Ive had the same problem.. I also noticed that buffing then jus alil bit helped... But i now do my nails every two days or so changing the colors... It looks nice for that day or two n wen it begins to chip or peel i change colors... 

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