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In our book, the only thing more frustrating than chipping a nail immediately after finishing the last coat — darnit! — is streaky nail polish that looks janky even before it dries. Thankfully, there's a way to prevent those annoying imperfections, and we got to the bottom of it. Watch and learn, friends, and never end up with a less-than-perfect mani again!
Photographed by Julia Robbs.