If you’re a nail polish junkie (like myself) you know how tough it is to keep a fresh manicure from chipping after a few days. Enter Revlon’s ColorStay Nail Enamels ($6, available at drugstores). Sure, other polishes have promised a long life to your mani, but you’ve never seen anything like this!

Now, I don’t know all of the science behind this gem, but I do know that the key to wearing the polish flawlessly is to FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. First, apply the bonding color, which is a smooth, rich enamel with a glossy finish. Note: You do not need a basecoat. Finally, apply the sealing clear shine to protect the color.

This polish claims to last for up to 10 days, but my last paint job went on (chip-free) for a whopping 12 days! I felt like I won the beauty lottery. Cha-ching!

-Ayren