|Staining still visible - this is a week after I first removed (lots better than it was, but still)...|
I picked up this polish a couple of week's ago when American Apparel had an offer on with a selection of their nail colours for free. This one came from the store in King's Cross station, there was a limited selection left as the offer had been really popular, but I liked the look of this colour so was very happy.
I tried it out a couple of days later, loved the application and colour. I used this over a layer of OPI Nail Envy plus my current base coat from Revlon, then popped a coat of Seche Vite on top. Happy days. All looked good (although have to say it's hardly a neon shade in my book?!).
But the fail came when one morning before work I decided to remove the polish - I used my Bourjous 1 Second remover and thought it was taking a little longer than it normally did so went and got my 'back up' of Sally Hansen nail varnish remover - but the blue marks on my nails would. not. budge. They are stained with blue streaks. I used the heftiest remover I could find and nothing. Now running late, I had to leave - heading to work with streaky blue nails. Not a great look.
A week later, following a few more removal attempts and still blue streaks. I heard from a couple of other people they had similar experiences too, so I don't think it's just me. And of course I did use a base coat (technically two if you count the layer of Nail Envy) and still left with blue fingers.
So two things I can conclude from this - one, I can see why they were giving these away free! I wonder if they had gone past their usage date (if nail varnish even has one?!) and they needed to shift them? And two - I won't be trying any more American Apparel polishes again any time soon.
So there we have it - sorry it's a bit of a rant, I much prefer this blog to be a positive, products I love place - but felt this one deserved a post.