Saturday, June 6, 2009

Crystal Chrome Nails

The Milani black cherry polish I recently sported didn't stain my nails and lasted more than a week without chipping. Even though the weather is getting warmer, the dark color really grew on me, too. But I felt like a change so applied Sally Hansen's crystal chrome polish in "Baby Blue Crystal" a few days ago. It looked fantastic right after application, however the love-affair didn't last.

The polish is a great platinum color. The first and second coats go on somewhat sheer, but after a third coat it looked pretty great.

Unfortunately, it already started chipping the day after application. (By the way, I used the same base coat and top coat for this manicure as I did for the black cherry nails.) Because the formula is so thin, I had to apply several additional coats to cover the chips, and it still didn't look very smooth.

Today, a day after touching up my nails, the polish started to peel off. And my nails are stained red! Yuck.

I believe this is a discontinued product, and maybe the fact that it's quite old is why it left a bad residue. Has any one else had a similar experience?

1 comment:

Drisana said...

Hmm... I had the same problem with chipping! I don't know if it's age, or formula, or what may be causing it! What a shame for such interesting colours.