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November 3, 2009

The 10-Day Manicure Miracle

Am I the only one who does her nails in bed? I swear this is the only time I can find to do them and the only way I can dry them flawlessly, fanned out on top of the covers while I sleep. So why not get a mani, you ask. Well I will tell you: They always chip after a few days regardless of the color, product, or professional. So I struggle to see the point of spending the time/money on my nails unless it’s for an event or until someone asks me to be a hand model. Then, rather inconveniently, the short, red nail look came along this fall and I had to have it. As if reading my mind, Sally Hansen launched No Chip, 10 Day Nail Color. 10 days—as if. But for $4.79? I bought Resilient Red Cream #85 and haven’t looked back. The glossy color glided on so easily, like satin paint instead of sticky lacquer. I didn’t have to clean up a single mistake, and the polish dried so quickly I was able to apply three coats before Gossip Girl even went to commercial break. It’s day two of the experiment and not a chip in sight. I may not even make it 10 days before I decide to switch up the color (24 in all!). It’s a whole new world, girls.

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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