This is just going to be a quick update on the Excessive Chipping!! post from last week.  After 3 manis using the Color Club Halo Hues 2012 & 2013 polishes, I have unfortunately discovered that it is just the polish.

To recap, the Blue Holographic Nails mani was done using only the Color Club Halo Hues 2012 & 2013 polish and within a day, almost every nail was chipping.  For the next two manis, I used the Color Club Halo Hues 2012 & 2013 polish along with another brand of polish which were creme formulas.  I still had chipping within a day, but the chipping was ONLY on the nails painted with the Color Club Halo Hues 2012 & 2013 polish.

And to ensure that it was not something else I had changed I made sure to do the following:

  1. I had mentioned I ran out of Chip Skip by OPI, so I began dehydrating my nails prior to applying the base coat with an alcohol pad to ensure there were no remaining oils on my nails.
  2. I continued using the new base coat: Yellow Buster by Develop 10.  This had no effect on the non holo polish...meaning no chipping.
  3. I wanted to give the polish a fair shot so I did 2 more manis using the holo polish.  The result was the same...excessive chipping within one day.
  4. I was also thinking maybe it was the Julep Freedom top coat, so I used Freedom one more time then switched to Seche Ultra-V.  I had the same result with both top coats, only the nails polished with the Halo Hues polish had excessive chipping, lifting and wear.
I will still wear these polishes because they are holographic and just so beautiful and eye catching.  And since I change my nails every 3 days it is not such a big deal.  Although I will probably use them more for stamping than as a base color.  Or just wear them as a base color anyway and just change my nails more often.  As many days I just want to change my nails daily because I have so many polishes to wear, just not enough hands.  :(