How To Fix Chipped Nail Polish Without Getting A Whole New Manicure #SHEfindsSolutions

July 6, 2017 by Alisha Stacy
shefinds | beauty

There is nothing more frustrating than getting a manicure–or doing one yourself–and having it chip within a couple days. Ugh!

The fact of the matter is, however, sometimes there’s just no avoiding. But instead of going overboard and booking a whole new mani appointment for one small chip, get creative girl! Here are four quick and easy ways to fix chipped polish without having to start from scratch.

Tip 1: If the chip is on the end of your nail, try clipping the nail down to remove the chip and re-filing.

Tip 2: If the chip is in a different area, use a toothpick to dab a tiny amount of nail polish over the chip then let it dry. If needed, use a buffer to smooth it out.

Tip 3: If the chip is small, use glitter polish to go over it and create an accent nail. Don’t forget to paint the same nail on the other hand!

Tip 4: If the chip is on the larger side, put some clear tape on the part of the nail that is fine and paint over the chip with the original color. Once that section is dry, remove the tape and cover your entire nail with a layer of top coat.

Be sure to also check out how to do a smokey eye in less than 5 minutes and 8 ways to style a button down.


Marketing Manager, Contributing Editor

Alisha Stacy creates compelling e-commerce content for SheFinds--on behalf of clients as our marketing manager, and as a contributor to the editorial team. She covers fashion, beauty, wellness and travel. You can always find her in an Uber and never too far away from a Chipotle. You can reach her at [email protected]

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...


These 8 Overnight Products Will Make You A Real Life Sleeping Beauty

Overnight products have become our latest obsession. Why? Because they ...


This Antioxidant-Rich Beauty Serum Made My Rough, Dry Skin Super, Super Soft

One of the best things about working at SheFinds is ...


Did You Know You Can Recycle Your Empty eos Products? Here's How!

As someone who receives and purchases a ton of beauty ...


9 New L’Oréal Products That Will Be Hitting The Shelves This Summer

Nothing makes us happier than new makeup. And new makeup ...