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No More Chipping: Long Lasting Nail Paints That Will Last You At Least A Week {Or More}

Ten-Second Takeaway

While a gel manicure sounds so darn good {and they can last for 2-3 weeks}, there are some potential side effects {harming the skin and the nail}. So, jump to the alternative – nail polishes that claim to stay for more than a week!

Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish

This glossy shine is just what you’d expect to get at a salon. A part of the 10-colour shimmer range, you can pair it with the dress of your choice and be sure to always look fabulous. We’ve tried the Gold Glaze, and it has stood the test of time {5 days without a chip}.

Price: INR 280 onwards

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Wet n Wild WonderGel Nail Colour

This L.A. based company has devised a nail paint that mimics the lasting effects of a gel manicure. If you just apply two coats over a base coat, you’ve got yourself some glossy nails that won’t chip for a while. According to them, their polish should last for 2 weeks.

Price: INR 250

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ColorBar Wonder Gel Nail Lacquer

The Wonder Gel Lacquer is a new volumnising creamy gel finish lacquer that is really glossy and has a great surface drying time {less than a minute} for the first coat of paint. Formulated in Luxembourg, it is promised to be non-yellowing, chip-resistant, non-carcinogenic, does not transfer onto the nail bed and is 100% cruelty-free.

Price: INR 350

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Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Paint

This lacquer leaves you with a rich-looking manicure for a pretty decent price. The smoothness is because it is infused with argan, acai berry, and evening primrose oils, so it allegedly has a hydrating effect on the nails, and also doubles as the base coat.

I applied two coats of the ‘Bare It All’ shade and it dried within two minutes. My nails looked shiny and had a gel-like quality that lingered on for 4-5 days. The best bit – it can easily come off with any nail paint remover.

Price: INR 275

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Maybelline New York Forever Strong Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Colour

The Super Stay 7 Days is a gel nail colour that promises to deliver seven days of flawless, chip-free colour for the perfect at home manicure that lasts. It’s made from a gel resin formula that is enriched with calcium, iron and silica to give it that strength. You can apply a clear base coat to make the colour last longer.

Price: INR 325

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O.P.I. Nail Lacquer

This famous brand is probably one of the best when it comes to nail paint. It has a wide range of colours, from elegant classics to softer tones and hues, colour pop to nudes, the lacquer is long-lasting, creamy, rich and chip-resistant. I tried the ‘Hawaiian Orchid’ tone and it lasted for more than 5 days {double coat always!}

Price: INR 784

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