Nail polish nightmare number two from this week. First was the disaster that was China Glaze Ingrid, and now it's American Apparel Berry. When I heard AA was in trouble financially I decided that I should probably buy up all of their polishes. I got Berry when I bought Hunter and...I think Palm Springs (3 polishes for $15...you guys know the drill). Berry is a nice, safe color. A beautiful, deep, cool-toned red. Riiiiiight up my alley. I put it on the night before last, let it dry completely, did a little homework, then got in the shower. What'd it look like when I got out of the shower? Let me show you.
Here's my left hand, the one I normally show you. Do you...do you see those chips? DO YOU SEE THEM? Particularly on my index and ring fingers. I couldn't believe it.
For aesthetics' sake, here is my right hand. But as you can see, there is major tipwear. MAJOR TIPWEAR. After two hours! I know I took a shower, but my nails were dry! They were dry, I swear! What the hell, American Apparel? I use the same base and topcoats that I always use, so that's no excuse. This has never happened to me with an AA before.
Berry just happened to match the sweater dress I was wearing yesterday. I love me a sweater dress. People have often told me that they could never dress the way I do every day (dresses and tights always, until lately when I added jeans to the mix--scandal!) but sweater dresses are like pajamas. This one was from H&M and I got it for $34.95. I've shown you this belt before, also from H&M, $12.95.
Back to the polish. I love the color of Berry. I absolutely adore it. The formula was, of course, flawless. Looking at the pictures on the macro setting I realize that I could have used a third coat, but I think that if I wasn't scrutinizing my own nails two coats would be just fine. I'm sad this chipped so fast because I would have kept it on for at least a few days. Pout. Alright, I'm going to remove Berry and chose another polish. This next one better not suck. I'm getting disheartened.