Photo courtesy of London Makeup Girl
I thought it might be time to do a brief post about the subject of nail polish wear, since I get asked A LOT about it in the comments (which is completely understandable).
I very rarely mention wear-time of polish because quite frankly nearly every brand and type of finish only lasts 2-3 days on me tops. I think only 3 times or so have I ever had a polish on for 4 days with it looking decent. Never longer than that. Everyone has different body chemistry and situations that factor in, so not every nail polish will behave the same way on everyone equally.
The main contributors to my nail polish wear are water (I wash my hands a lot), typing all day on a keyboard, and ridges, which can split my nails at the tip, causing chips. It’s REALLY annoying that nothing lasts on me, but it never has and it is what it is. Actually on the flip-side, I get tired of things very quickly anyway, so I like changing out my colors a few times a week.
Sometimes I have a really hard time believing it people when they say their manicure lasted a full 7 days and still looked perfect. I guess the term “perfect” is relative because to me it means it looks exactly like it did the second you applied it. That means NO tip wear, not a single chip or crack and no noticeable nail growth around the cuticle area. I’m super, duper picky when it comes to my manicures so if I have any tip wear or other issues, basically it’s over for me and I remove it. Even if it’s only been on 18 hours (which happens a lot more frequently than you may think). Some people probably aren’t so picky. 😉
Anyway long story short, that is why you never hear me talking about how long nail polish lasts because I really cannot judge that for all.
How long do manicures typically last on you?