I started off the year 2014 with L'Oreal's Rebel Blue on my nails. I picked this one, because I haven't used it yet and 'cause it was a gift from a dear friend of mine.
L'Oreal, Color Riche, Rebel Blue, 2 coats
The first thing I noticed about this nail polish is the brush. It's flat and very wide, but not in the Catrice-bushy kind of way. It's wide but thin. The application was very easy and it covers your nails perfectly. The formula was also great and very opaque. If I would have been more careful with the application, I could have gotten away with only 1 coat. I did 2 thin ones instead. I applied a layer of my favorite top coat over it - Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer. It was all good until I decided to wash the dishes. The polish literally peeled of like nail stickers. It surprised me, 'cause that never happened to me before. I usually get chipped nail polish after dish-washing, but this was new to me. At least I didn't need a remover, right? I'm not sure if this was a one time thing (maybe my nails were oily prior to the application or something else) but I surely won't use it again soon. I don't have the time to paint my nails, hop into the shower a couple of hours later and see my nail polish peeling off my nails. That just won't do.
I've been into nail polish for so long and I still haven't found the secret to long-lasting nail polish. Sometimes it lasts, sometimes it chips when I just look at it. I don't know if it's the brand of nail polish or my nails... What is your secret to long lasting manicure (if you have one)?
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