But it certainly doesn't keep me from trying! If I really had the time to do my manicures properly, I would follow the detailed tutorial from Kate @ Running on Happiness, which you can read here. Unfortunately most of the time I can't follow all the steps and try to make up for it, by using a really good base coat (butter LONDON Nail Foundation) and top coat (Essie "no chips ahead").
A few of my recent polish purchases include the following:
Any polish colors that you're in love with or dying to try out this summer? Any tips or tricks that you have to making your manicure last longer?