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The Failproof Way to Ensure Your Manicure Never Grows Out Before You’re Ready

Tehrene Firman

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I'm the queen of chipped nails. Between all the cooking, typing, and tending to my urban jungle, it's not uncommon for me to pay my manicurist a visit between appointments. But that was before I realized I could save time and money by reaching for a Sharpie instead.

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This best part about this hack is that it works with nearly all of 'em. If you want to ensure your manicure never grows out before you're ready—or fill in any chips that come up!—choose one of these polishes to match to a variety of Sharpie colors. Is it the perfect solution? No, but it's damn close.

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