My name is Lindsay and I bite my nails!!
I know, I know, I thought I would grow out of it. I have bit my nails ever since I was a kid. In the past I never painted my nails but I find that if I have my nails painted I leave them alone! I don't have the time or the money to go get a manicure or pedicure every week. So while at Sally Beauty Supply I ran into a base coat that is like Gel nails. If you are not familiar with Gel nails they are awesome! They last about three weeks and are so pretty.
I have tried many ways to paint my nails and this is by far the best.
First I start with a base coat of this clear GELOUS polish. It dries really quick. Then I use my colored polish. My favorite is China Glaze or ORLY they come in so many pretty colors and stays on really well. I purchase it from Sally Beauty for about $6.
I let that dry for about 5-10 minutes then add some good hard fast dry protective coat of clear polish let dry and you have a beautiful set of gel nails for way cheaper than a manicure or pedicure. Mine have lasted almost 2 weeks, if I don't dig in my garden and do a bunch of yard work.
Here are some of my favorite colors. Some of them are from the dollar store.
Here is a close up of the GELOUS polish it runs about $7
Happy nail painting!!