after few suggestions, i've found the greatest invention: shellac.
now, you all know i'm not the most high-maintenance of people... generally, i'm happy makeup-less in a sundress and barefoot.
but one thing i do love is to have a nice polish on my nails.
shellac is like normal nail polish, except for it has super-strength powers and lasts for 3-4 weeks! my nail polish is notorious for chipping after two days, but i've had my nails done with this shellac for a week and a half, and there isn't one chip!
i'm supposed to look professional and everything for work, and this makes that task 9283x easier.
so what i am saying is, go to your local salon, spend the $25 (it's worth it; i promise), and don't worry about your nails chipping... ever.
and there is my first (and potentially only) beauty tip.
*photo taken at disneyland... shellac'd nails + disneyland + frozen raspberry lemonade = the good life.