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Alicia r.
Alicia r.
Omega, Ga
4 reviews
I love essie polish but how do you keep it so perfect without chipping?
Megan L.
Megan L.
May 15, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
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Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Use orly rubberized base coat and seche vite top coat
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Kendall B.
Kendall B.
June 22, 2015, 11:04 a.m.
2 base coats, a top coat, and lots of touch ups
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Blair B.
Blair B.
June 15, 2015, 4:08 p.m.
2 base coats and a really good top coat.
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Shannon D.
Shannon D.
June 11, 2015, 9:46 p.m.
Try using a really good top coat, like seche vite.
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Gracie B.
Gracie B.
June 2, 2015, 4:20 p.m.
I find that Essie nail polish chips very quickly.
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Megan C.
Megan C.
May 27, 2015, 12:19 p.m.
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Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Ive tried everything on my nails and they always seem to chip in some way or another. I just have gotten in the habit of painting my nails often
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Ann P.
Ann P.
May 20, 2015, 11:15 a.m.
Top coat and base coat
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Karina A.
Karina A.
May 9, 2015, 1:14 p.m.
You have to prep your nail. Make sure you don't have any oils and apply a good base coat followed by a top coat.
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Melanie R.
Melanie R.
May 8, 2015, 11:01 p.m.
Be nice to your nails and use a strong top coat.
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Shawna S.
Shawna S.
May 2, 2015, 5:26 p.m.
A clear coat helps but it does chip easy
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Morgan N.
Morgan N.
May 1, 2015, 12:44 p.m.
Clear base & top coat! They make a HUGE difference!
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zandra d.
zandra d.
May 1, 2015, 12:27 p.m.
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Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Yes, a great top coat is the key! I love Essie's good to go to coat! Drys your polish fast and makes it last longer
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Kerrie W.
Kerrie W.
April 28, 2015, 2:23 p.m.
You have to get a really good to0 coat!
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Nicole s.
Nicole s.
April 24, 2015, 8:32 p.m.
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Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
You can't sadly just touch it up when it chips :)
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Takeisha  M.
Takeisha M.
April 15, 2015, 5:14 p.m.
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Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Put clear nail polish on top
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Lauren L.
Lauren L.
March 15, 2015, 9:23 p.m.
I recommend a good top coat
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Elina L.
Elina L.
March 6, 2015, 8:24 p.m.
High quality top and base coat.. essie's top and base coat are pretty good and inexpensive
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Kristi M.
Kristi M.
Jan. 19, 2015, 7:38 p.m.
Honestly, use a different polish. Even with my fail-proof anti-chip topcoat, Essie polishes still chip after two days.
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amanda w.
amanda w.
Jan. 1, 2015, 6:26 p.m.
Add a clear coat on top and you're good to go!
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Maritza M.
Maritza M.
Dec. 31, 2014, 3:22 a.m.
Apply a topcoat over it
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Michelle S.
Michelle S.
Dec. 18, 2014, 11:56 p.m.
They make 4 sided blocks you can use to buff your nails before applying any polish. It helps the polish have more grooves to really grip the nail. Then, as others have said, you need a good base coat, 1-2 coats of color and good top coat. Don't go for the fast drying ones, just get a quality top coat. It also helps to do what they do at salons: swipe across the tip of all your nails to make sure the polish goes around the edge, not just up to it.
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Kristina W.
Kristina W.
Dec. 12, 2014, 9:03 p.m.
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In addition to a top coat, use a base coat as well... they have some from Sally Hansen that can be used as both, to make it easy for you when purchasing... By applying it first as a base it gives something for the essie polish to grab onto and stick... then once your polish is dry, add one more layer over it to seal it in and make it really shiny. It also helps when covering up minor imperfections/dings in the polish.
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Jessica H.
Jessica H.
Dec. 11, 2014, 8:52 a.m.
Reapply topcoat every few daya
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Megan P.
Megan P.
Dec. 7, 2014, 12:44 a.m.
I add a top coat
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Vik Tory A.
Vik Tory A.
Dec. 3, 2014, 12:08 a.m.
Cover it with a clear topcoat.
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Briana S.
Briana S.
Nov. 30, 2014, 7:17 p.m.
I use out the door top coat you can buy it at salley's beauty stores.
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Jennifer B.
Jennifer B.
Nov. 6, 2014, 9:29 p.m.
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Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I use 2 coats and a top coat on top.
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Alison H.
Alison H.
Oct. 29, 2014, 1:51 a.m.
I use the Essie top coat, it really helps!
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Canney C.
Canney C.
Oct. 19, 2014, 7:19 p.m.
Should put on the top coat.
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Kim S.
Kim S.
Oct. 8, 2014, 6:16 a.m.
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Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I second the above :)
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Brittany L.
Brittany L.
Oct. 7, 2014, 9:24 p.m.
Use a base coat and a topcoat, and lotion your hands up a few times a day.
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Kristen G.
Kristen G.
Oct. 3, 2014, 1:26 p.m.
Definitely a high quality topcoat!
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Logan V.
Logan V.
Sept. 30, 2014, 6:44 p.m.
Top coats and hardening spray!
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Logan V.
Logan V.
Sept. 30, 2014, 6:44 p.m.
Top coats and hardening spray!
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Logan V.
Logan V.
Sept. 30, 2014, 6:44 p.m.
Top coats and hardening spray!
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Logan V.
Logan V.
Sept. 30, 2014, 6:44 p.m.
Top coats and hardening spray!
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Sheri L.
Sheri L.
Sept. 26, 2014, 1:13 p.m.
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Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Agreed. top coats are a necessary with any polish!
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Lauren S.
Lauren S.
Sept. 23, 2014, 12:03 p.m.
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Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Definitely the Essie top coat! Sometimes I cheat and use OPI top coat, too. lol.
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Kathryn D.
Kathryn D.
Sept. 19, 2014, 8:45 p.m.
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Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love using the Essie Top Coat! I find that my nails last a lot longer!
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Megan M.
Megan M.
Sept. 6, 2014, 5:14 p.m.
Never chips
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Corrine K.
Corrine K.
Aug. 25, 2014, 8:11 p.m.
Mny coats, top coats, and if you work with your hands, theres no luck with the chipping :/
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Ashley R.
Ashley R.
Aug. 23, 2014, 2:49 a.m.
Make sure you clean your nails with a mild soap and warm water and even though a top coat is important to a chip free manicure, using a base coat helps the polish really stick to the nail. Some brands make a base/top coat all in one!
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Danielle Z.
Danielle Z.
Aug. 20, 2014, 3:04 p.m.
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Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
You have to make sure to put a top coat on!
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Jessica S.
Jessica S.
July 27, 2014, 2:08 p.m.
Top coats!
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christina m.
christina m.
July 26, 2014, 5:20 p.m.
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I always use a top coat and honestly it does not help at all so I havnt found anything that does help with chipping
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Kelley K.
Kelley K.
July 26, 2014, 4:28 p.m.
Using a top coat helps out a lot
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Katie H.
Katie H.
July 25, 2014, 3:02 p.m.
I would suggest using both a base and top coat with all nail polishes.
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