How to: Keep your nails painted for an entire week

If I can do it, you can do it!

If I can do it, you can do it!

This sounds like it might not be an impressive feat but for some reason I have never been able to keep my nails painted for longer than a day. Am I the only girl on earth who has 40 bottles of nail polish and could easily count on one hand the number of days in a year when my nails are actually painted?

I recently decided that I should make a little change that might be a good mood booster. After finding multiple bottles of nail polish that I have purchased and never even opened, I decided to challenge myself to  keeping my nails painted during the week.

I have been doing this for a month now and I feel pretty good about it so I wanted to pass this on to all of the other naked-nailed ladies out there.

Here is what you are going to need:

*A nail file

*Nail polish (I started with a light color to minimize the appearance of chips, should they happen)

*Clear top coat

*Dish gloves (if you are lucky enough to be the family dishwasher)

*10-15 minutes every day where you won’t be required to touch anything

Step 1:

Shape your nails with the file and run the file across the flat surface of your nails to scratch you nails just a little (this gives the polish something to grab on to).

Scruff it up (just a little bit)

Scruff it up (just a little bit)

Step 2:

Paint your nails with 2 coats of nail polish, giving them a little time to dry in between coats.

Light colored polish is good to start

Light colored polish is good to start

Step 3:

Paint your nails with a clear top coat.

Clear top coat

Clear top coat

Step 4:

Let dry (I use this time to carefully check emails and do other computer related tasks).

Step 5:

Repeat every day with one coat of polish and topcoat each which will cover up any chips or imperfections.

Here they are on Friday, 5 days later. It is important to note that I didn’t take it incredibly easy on my nails but I did wear those sexy yellow rubber gloves when doing the dishes.

Here they are on Friday

Here they are on Friday

Well, what do you think? Are you able to keep your nails painted for longer than a day? Post your thoughts in the comments below!

3 thoughts on “How to: Keep your nails painted for an entire week

  1. Hello! Your blog is SO lovely! I also struggle with the same nail chipping issue and am definitely going to try this technique out! I just started a fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog and would love if you would check it out! Kyra xx

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