To get a perfect mani-pedicure without going to the salon here are the best laquers for your nails.
Apply two coats of your favorite color to your nails then Seche Vite top coat does the trick. Besides Essie, Salon Perfect has a nice collection of colors.
Your manicure and pedicure should last a solid 7 days at least with no harsh activities involving your hands or feet. Typically the pedicure remains chip-less longer than the manicure.