July 26, 2013

3 Tricks to Recovering Chipped Nails

My mani this week

I'm sad to report to you ladies but there's no real practical way to keep your nails from chipping. Buy all the Seche Vite you want ladies... it's going to happen. I personally see it as an opportunity to freshen up your mani. Here are my tricks for keeping your mani lasting way past those chips:


1. Paint the tips a different color. I like the gold look. Or you can get creative.


2. Add glitter! When in doubt - add glitter. You can even use old eye makeup!


3. Create nail art. True story: most of my nail art comes from me painting my nails a solid color then growing bored with them. If your nails start chipping then create a fun design that helps disguise that look like color blocked squares.

What fun ways do you hide your chipped nails?


15 comments:

  1. I've seen a lot of people say they do nail art after their polish starts chipping too. I usually just redo my nails after I start getting a little tip wear. But I have a lot of free time so I guess it's not as big of a deal. lol

    - Toria
    http://toriamasons-treasures.blogspot.com/

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  2. I'd like to say that I do touch-ups or add art/sparkles when I get a chip but I usually just do a whole other mani. Sometimes I'll redo just the chipped nail but, to be honest, I change them so often that they don't get much of a chance to chip in the first place. Hahaha!!

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  3. Ugh, I just take the polish off! I'm not patient with my nails like you are, though... I can't even do designs.

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  4. I use glitter to cover up my chipped manis, but I find the best way to avoid chips in the first place is by adding a layer of top coat every 3 days or so. OPI is my fave!
    www.the-lifestyle-project.com

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  5. Cute idea! I like the color blocked nails especially! I've gotten so sick of chips, that I mostly just use gel polish!

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  6. @Amber thanks :) I can't commit to gel lol I change my nails too frequently

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  7. @Danielle yes definitely need to keep your nails maintained every few days!

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  8. @jennie shaw lol I change them often too

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  9. @Toria Mason nail art doesn't really take as much commitment as one may think. Should give it a try!

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  10. I love doing glitter tips bc it's perfect at covering chips!

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  11. I change my polish too much for them to chip...LOL! But I have a love/hate relationship with glitter because it stays on forever but is a PITA to get off. Love all the ideas you came up with.

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  12. Oh, I do nail art! I just don't cover up my chipping nails with nail art. If I do nail art, I do it when I first paint my nails. lol

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