I recently (mostly) quit biting my nails. I found the best way to keep from biting them again is to keep them painted. As such I'm slowly amassing a nail polish collection (though nothing as large as some of you have. I don't think I have room in my apartment for a collection that size). I really, really, really love Essie. Any recommendations for other good brands? I recently bought twin sweater set, and it is the red I've been looking for all my life!

A problem I'm running into a lot is the tips chipping. I've tried using top coat and base coat and I've tried being extra super sure the polish is dry before doing anything with my hands. But it still seems like within a matter of hours the tips of the my nails have all the polish chipped off. Any advice on helping the polish last better there?