Oh I can contribute something
I watched this vid last summer and ive been doing my nails like she does and my manis last 2 weeks before they start chipping. At the time I was searching for gel kit vids coz i was planning buying the gel kit but saw this vid and tried this method first so dont need the gel anymore:
I bought Nail Envy the Original, its like $15 at Ulta and Amazon has it for $10:
I buff my nails then apply 1 coat of nail envy, then 2 coats of your regular nail polish (i have a ton of $1 polishes, so it doesnt have to be expensive), then 1 more coat of nail envy and finally top coat (i use seche vite-$10 @ Ulta- bcoz when it dries it looks like glass).
The idea is to sandwich your nail polish with the nail envy. Minimum 2 weeks on nails and on toes I go at least a month before i need to work on my cuticles, or if I just want to change colorETA:
I quickly realized because the nail polish stays on so strong, regular removers dont work well, or rather you need a lot of it, so i bought this pure acetone from walgreens, which removes old nail polish in seconds:
Edited by zolloh - Feb 17 2014 at 11:20am