How long do your manicures last?

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How long do your manicures last?
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Sun, 04-01-2012 - 9:53am

Last week I did a manicure and it lasted 7 days! They usually last about 5 days. What I did different is that I used a basecoat + nail color + topcoat + quick dry. That's the only thing I did different.

How about you? How long do your manicures last?

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Mon, 04-09-2012 - 4:26pm

How odd is that? I've never EVER had a problem with nail color not sticking so I can't imagine. You got the gels at a salon? What did the nail tech say about it not sticking?

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Mon, 04-09-2012 - 4:16pm
One day, unless it's gel. LOL!

I even use CND Stickey and it still only lasts a day. It's bad. We weren't even sure the gel would stick.

The funny thing is that I've been wearing polish my whole life and it's only the past few years that I've had this issue.
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Sat, 04-07-2012 - 4:52pm

Yikes - that does sound distracting (ministers with nail art or what-not)

Happy Easter to you too! Hope you have a glorious day ;-)

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Sat, 04-07-2012 - 4:13pm

It does take a while to remove it, at least when I do it (manicurists do it faster).

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Sat, 04-07-2012 - 8:28am

Kelly - that's sounds great! I never put more than one coat, well it depends on how bright I want the nail color.

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Fri, 04-06-2012 - 2:49pm

I get them through 7 days by doing base + 2 coats of polish + top coat + dryer on Sunday night.

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Mon, 04-02-2012 - 10:03am

I was kind of surprised my manicure lasted as long as it did. Of course when I'm cleaning the bathroom or have to wash dishes by hand I always wear my rubber gloves LOL

One thing I didn't mention is before I actually paint my nails I put on a nail oil and massage into my nails and cuticles for a few minutes and then wash it off. That's just my routine when I do my nails.

I hope your sister has luck with her natural nails.

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Sun, 04-01-2012 - 4:25pm

Wow, that is amazing 7 days!! I'm going to pass what you do along to my sister. She has the hardest time making her manicures last so last week she