I love having my nails polished. I feel more "put together" if that makes any sense. And after much searching and trial & error, I've found some favorite nail polishes.
Best top/base coat: Essie 3-way Glaze
Favorite grey: Essie's Chinchilly
Favorite dark grey: OPI's You Don't Know Jacques
Favorite bright pink: OPI's It's All Greek To Me
Favorite neutral: OPI's Bubble Bath, or So Many Clowns So Little Time
Favorite coral: Essie's California Coral
I've also had so many years of practice polishing my own nails that I made a quick video to show you the technique. Smooth, steady, and only a few strokes are key to beautifully polished nails!
Good luck and I wish you chip-less nails!