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I have always struggled with nail polish. It just doesn’t seem stay on my nails for more than a day or two without peeling. Not only that, but no matter how hard I try, I can never seem to get my nails dry without messing them up.

Typically, I get a pedicure once every other week, and I periodically paint my nails at home… I can’t justify paying for a manicure when I know it won’t last.

Yes, there are other options like fake nails, but those are well… trashy and I won’t even consider them. There’s also gel polish now… however, I read an article a few weeks back where a woman got skin cancer on her hands from the UV lamps at the salon. I am very fair skinned, and the story scared me enough that I won’t be making gel polish a part of my regular routine.

I had all but given up until I tried Deborah Lippmann, and now I love her products so much that I even bought some items to do pedicures at home!

Here are the items I would recommend if you are just getting started:

Hard Rock – Hydrating Hardner Base and Top Coat – $20

Cuticle Remover with Lanolin – $20 (Use this instead of cuticle nippers.)

Get Off Foot Spray – $38

Foot Fetish – Dual Sided Stainless Steel Foot File – $38

Her nail polish goes on very smoothly, and I can wear them for over a week without chipping or peeling. My favorite color is called My Romance because it’s neutral and suitable for work. Who can pass up a good hot pink though?… Enjoy!

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