How Often Do You Change Your Nail Polish?

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Weekly? Bi-weekly? Umm…daily?

Big surprise! — I go through phases. Sometimes more often, sometimes less. Generally, though, I’ll change my fingers once a week, occasionally upping that to every other day, or daily, depending on flights of fancy and/or seasonal release schedules.


As for my toes, once a week. Sometimes two.

So many nail polishes, so little time! πŸ˜€

How about you? How often do you change your nail polish?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Michelle Teixeira says:

    Before I was introduced to gel nail polish, EVERY DAY! And, that is because I despise wearing chipped polish. Now, I am using Mally Beauty Gel Nail Polish System once a forte night. Can you beat that?

    • Karen says:

      That’s really cool. I want to try that someday, maybe when I go on vacation and don’t need to swatch so much! How long have you been using it?

      • Michelle Teixeira says:

        I have been using it about five months. It has changed my feelings toward nail polish. It really dragged me down when I had to remove and re-polish my nails so often. There are so many color choices with gel polish that I don’t feel that I am missing out.

  2. I change my nail polish ususally once a week! I’m pretty lazy with my toenails, I only do those maybe every two weeks? If I get a new polish I love I may do them more often though.
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  3. WOW–once a day?? That’s a LOT! πŸ˜› haha! I could never do that. It’s also the reason I don’t like to do many nail polish reviews–because it takes me SO long to paint my nails! I am not naturally a neat nail-painter so I like to really take my time. Granted, most of the 2 1/2 hours or so that it takes me is me spent trimming the nails, cleaning, filing, shaping, etc. but still. I limit myself to one mani a week πŸ™‚
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  4. Heidi says:

    Once a week, unless something comes up sooner that I need to look presentable for and the current color is obviously chipped.

  5. Chelsea says:

    I’m the only beauty junkie who likes having bare nails! I feel really weird having my fingernails painted.

    Toes are done once every other week or so, polish seems to last well. I almost always pick the same color though!

    • Karen says:

      I remember you mentioning that once! What’s the color you usually wear on your toes? I’ve had a coral Chanel shade on for the last few days (Lilis from the summer collection…did you end up getting anything?) and now I’m ready to change it, LOL!

      • Chelsea says:

        It’s a LE Revlon color from 2011 called “Watermelon Fizz” – it’s kind of a watermelony/candy apple red with microglitter, kind of a jelly finish. I have a backup bottle because it’s limited edition!

        • Karen says:

          OH YEAH. It sounds almost like a Lippmann color! And almost good enough to eat.

          I thought of you today because I was at DSW looking at flats…I’m determined to find a pair that I like.

          • Chelsea says:

            I’ve been trying to wear practical shoes because I walk to a lot of places now that it’s warm. Also, I’ve seen the feet of my two professors who wore heels all their lives. It ain’t pretty.

  6. Jasmine says:

    I change my polish every two days. I’m a polish fiend!
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  7. L says:

    Every 5-7 days or as soon as I get bored with the color. πŸ™‚ For toes up to 2 weeks so I usually pick neutral colors for pedicures.

  8. Agata says:

    I change my nail polish once a week. But considering how many bottles of nail polish I have, I should change it more often. I just don’t have time for that.

    How was Sephora browsing?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Agata,

      I wish I had more time…popped in, popped out. I did make time to swatch a new palette from Too Faced! I’ll have the pics up in a few.

      How was shopping? πŸ™‚

      • Agata says:

        I saw that palette on the website. It looks great. You didn’t buy anything?

        Shopping was good. Got some Redken stuff and Moroccan Oil products, I have never tried them before. I got 2 new nail polishes from the neon Essie collection.

        • Karen says:

          I was supposed to go in and stock up on a few things (moisturizer, concealer), but I spent too much time at DSW and only had a few minutes, plus I didn’t want to wait in line. I guess I just have to go back. πŸ˜€

          A stylist used Moroccan Oil on me once and I remember liking the scent. Which Redken line did you get? I used All Soft years ago…it rescued my hair when it was a fried mess!

          • Agata says:

            I Got a Redken Color Extend shampoo that is a repurchase actually and a new Diamond Oil conditioner. And from Moroccan Oil I got a heat protective spray and a volumizing mousse.

            Any excuse to go back to Sephora is good πŸ™‚

  9. Ru says:

    I shoot for weekly but laziness/business rounds it out to 1-2x a month. I usually try to do it right before I have a big-wig meeting with the higher ups or an event. I also have collected quite a bit of nail polish and try to give them fair usage.

  10. I’d say I’m pretty the same as you, going through phases πŸ™‚ Sometimes I feel like I want to change color every day (and I do), sometimes I really like having my fingernails bare, that makes the hands look childlike πŸ˜€

  11. alexis says:

    Usually every day, but If i have on a neutral color, every other day. I can’t stand when my nail polish clashes with my outfit so I must paint them often, but I love doing it and seeing my polished being put to work! πŸ™‚

  12. Lauren K K says:

    Oh I’m such a polish junkie! I try to keep it on for at least 4-5 days, but if it starts chipping I change it up. I hate chipping!

  13. Diana says:

    Once a week. I can’t wear nail polishes on fingernails because I work as a doctor. I usually give my toenails a break for two or three days before applying new color.

  14. Amanda says:

    I went through a phase where I painted my nails multiple times a day… I had a lot of time on my hands!
    Lately it’s been every couple days, depending on whether or not I get bored with the color. And I always change my color the MINUTE it chips… chipped nails drive me crazy!
    I get pedicures every two weeks like clockwork. I can’t handle any more time between pedis.

  15. Elsa says:

    I have a HUGE weakness for nail polish and lip gloss… Have to go get the new Chanel and Dior colors for the Summer. The new YSL colors also look lovely. Usually I change my nail polish twice a week. Unless I am on a lazy day or days and just use my Dior Nail glow as raspberry transparent base. It reacts with my skin and creates its own color. I really enjoy it and is very low maintenance and dries fast and makes nais look really pretty.

  16. xuvious says:

    I’d like to change it twice a week but there’s just no time!!
    For now, I change it on weekends.
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  17. Gowthami says:

    i change every week end… if not possible i do once in 2 weeks πŸ˜›
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  18. Paddy chat says:

    I use to change my nail polish twice a week : a nude nail polish for work and a bright one for the week end, but during holidays I change my polish more frequently !!!

  19. Zoe Gruss says:

    I change my nail varnish whenever I get bored of the colour that I have on which usually ends up being every two days πŸ™‚ With so little time between changing my nail varnish, I never have to worry about it chipping while I’m out & about!

  20. Danielle says:

    I paint my fingernails every 2 or 3 days. I do my toenails about every 2 weeks, mainly because I hate taking off toenail polish lol. Otherwise I would do it every week.
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  21. Keisha says:

    I hardly ever wear polish on my nails…within a day they are chipped uugh! But on my toes I change every two weeks πŸ™‚

  22. Doris says:

    It used to be everyday for a year or two, but I’ve gotten better over the years. I paint my nails two to three times a week.

  23. LMC1971 says:

    I generally change my polish twice a week…could be more if I end up buying something new! LOL Currently I’m wearing BB Pink Pearl and before that it was L’Oreal’s “Lilac Coolers” (jelly). I may do a 3rd change as I am itching to pick up the new Essie “Bottle Service” from the Summer collection.

    Best, Lisa

  24. Dominique says:

    On my toes : once a week
    On my hands : I only wear nail polish during spring/summer but my manis last only 1 day, actually I don’t wear nail polish very often and when I do I always remove it before taking my evening shower

  25. Stephanie Smith says:

    My fingernails, I give myself a manicure every three days, but I’m taking a little break from polish right now. My toes, I don’t normally paint because I wear sneakers most of the time, but it’s going to be Summer, so I’ll probably start painting them once a week or so.

  26. Lorraine says:

    hmmm…. love this Tom Ford shade. Looking forward to seeing swatches.

    Nails get changed often, because I get bored with color or because I use nail painting to chill-ax when stressed out. Or sometimes because I found a new color(just got some LE Designer Sally Hansen Complete colors at my Walgreens- on the hunt for more!) And now that I have discovered the my HG nail color remover, Zoya remove+, I can swatch and remove to my heart’s content without drying out my cuticles. This stuff is miraculous- I just bought a gigantic bottle of it, and a little goes a long way. Never want to be without it.

    Toes don’t get redone often maybe every 2-3 weeks. too labor intensive, and I despise getting my toe polish messed up when I put on shoes. If I lived in flip-flop weather, it might be more often.

  27. Amy says:

    I’m with you – it changes! Sometimes I can wear the same color for a week, and other times I crave a new color after a day! I’ve really been loving Essie In the Cab-Ana lately πŸ˜‰
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  28. Paige says:

    Wow that D&G looks amazing on you! Hands 2/week, toes 1/week πŸ™‚

  29. I change my fingers about once/twice a week depending on how fast my polish chips.

    Confession: I’m a slob who hasn’t done my toes since like last fall lol

  30. Amy says:

    Not often enough! I’m unmotivated, resulting in bare, boring nails most of the time.

  31. Amy says:

    I’m curiousÒ€”how do you get your recent blog post to attach itself to your comment? That’s cool!

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