Many of you might wonder "Why does my polish keep chipping?" It could be several factors:
1. Lotion/cremes or oils on surface of nails were not properly cleaned with polish remover. I use Zoya remove+ or alcohol.
2. Nail surface is really, really smooth...no ridges (my daughters nails are like this)
3. Applying polish too thick (could also cause polish to peel right off)
Products that are needed for Stickey Sandwich method, you can choose either one of these:
1. Orly Bonder (can be purchased at your local Sally's)
2. CND Stickey (can be purchased at victoria nail supply click on nail treatments)
Back of bottle information:
Orly Bonder: A unique rubberized basecoat, grips lacquer to the nail surface for lasting adhesion, PREVENTS nail lacquer from wearing off for up to two weeks.
CND Stickey: A soft stickey base coat designed to anchor color to the nail and to PREVENT peeling and chipping.
Now, that we have our products...Let's get started with our Stickey Sandwich shall we :)
I always start with a base coat or a nail treatment such as nail magic (nail hardener) many have found that the orly bonder stains nails making them turn yellow so, by adding a basecoat or treatment before the orly bonder will solve this problem.
After your basecoat/treatment apply one coat of either the ORLY BONDER or CND STICKEY whichever one you choose making sure you wrap the tips of your nails (free edge) with the first coat. (Giving attention to the tips of nails since this is were chipping starts.) Wait about a minute to dry. Next, apply one coat of your nail polish. Wait another minute to dry. Apply your 2nd coat of bonder or stickey. Then apply 2nd coat of nail polish. Wait one minute then lastly apply a good fast drying top coat. I use Seche Vite wrap the tips. Seche Vite dries the polish really fast and also keeps polish from chipping.
Another note: After your polish is dried, seche vite sometimes causes shrinkage (polish draws back on tips of nails) to prevent this apply another kind of top coat you have before applying Seche Vite (I'm curtainly using Revlon Color Stay, you maybe able to find it at Biglots...it's now discontinued) making sure you wrap tips, wait one minute then apply Seche Vite. Using this method helps to avoid shrinkage.
Side Note: Some nail polishes you may have to apply three coats or more instead of the standard 2 coats depending on how pigmented the polish is. (Doesn't mean you have to apply a 3rd coat of the Bonder or Cnd.) Just make sure you do not apply coats too thick!
1. Base coat or nail hardener (If you have ridges, like me you can also use a ridge filler)
2. Orly Bonder or CND Stickey
3. Nail polish
4. Orly Bonder or CND Stickey
5. Nail Polish
6. Top Coat (before SV to stop shrinkage)
7. Top Coat Seche Vite
These steps are for 2 coats of your colored polish and 2 coats of either Bonder or CND.
I hope this method helps you! It surely helped my daughter she loves Stickey Sandwich and I hope you do too. (*_*)