How can you tell which polishes won't chip easily? According to Allure, here are the polishes that last.
Base coat: Essie Ridge Rilling Base Coat for even polish application.
Topcoat: Seche Vite Dry Fast is fast-drying and chip-free for a week.
Polish: For a pale pink, try OPI Nail Lacquer in Bubble Bath and Essie Nail Polish in Naked Truth. For red, try OPI Nail Lacquer in Big Apple Red. For brights, consider Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Polish in Coral and CND Nail Polish in Raspberry Parfait. For darks, use M.A.C. Nail Lacquer in Baby Goth Girl.
Cuticle Cream: Allure recommends OPI Avoplex Cutitlce Oil to Go for a hydrating formula that comes in a penlike applicator.
Polish Remover: Use Cutex One-Step Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover Pads instead of a handful of cotton balls.