I’m not a professional manicure kind of girl, and I rarely paint my nails at home. Between all the hand-washing, typing, and everything else that has to get done, I’ve always kind of figured it’s just not worth the money or the time for me.
It normally takes just a day or two before my nail polish becomes chipped and embarrassing, and then I have to sit down and remove the rest. Revlon Colorstay nail polish has changed my mind. My nails are bright pink right now, and they have been for days.
The key to getting the most from this polish, though, is still a base coat and top coat (just like all the others). Yes, it lasts longer than other polishes by a few days on its own, but it tends to peel up once it gets chipped without something to keep the edges smooth. Once you seal it in, though, it can even withstand days of typing for hours at a time.
The Revlon site claims that the nail polish will last for 11 days if you use the Colorstay base coat and top coat. I’m not sure I’ll get 11 days out of it, but I used a Sally Hansen product that doubles as a base coat and top coat. Perhaps with the additional products, I would.
I can get five days of darn-near-perfect nails with the Sally Hansen product as long as I give the polish time to dry (which is harder than you’d thinkâ€”they feel tacky for quite a while).
I always use two coats of nail polish, but you could probably get by with just one because the color is so opaque, at least with Blue Slate and Passionate Pink (those are the only ones I’ve tried).
I recommend painting your nails with this particular polish after the kids are in bed or when they’re at school since you’ll have more control over the things you need to do while your nails take forever to dry.
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