Thursday, February 9, 2012
ASK Rich Sapphire + RA-106
Here is the is the mani I did on Sunday to test out the longevity of the ASK polishes on the nails. Pictures are from two different cameras so that's why the colouring is different. I painted on one coat of the ASK base coat, then three coats of Rich Sapphire and topped it with two coats of ASK top coat. For the ring finger accent nail I stamped on an image from Red Angel plate RA-106 using Konad white special polish before the two layers of top coat.
I don't think the base and top coats helped to keep the mani from lasting a long time. When I home Tuesday night I noticed that there were a few chips on my nails with one peeling away.
These are pictures of my left hand, I couldn't get focused pictures of my right hand. My index finger had the peel while my ring finger had the corner chip.
Not very long lasting. Two days, maybe 2.5 days of chip-free-ness. I didn't even do anything like crafting or sewing, I just went out to have some wings and gelato.
I'm not sure if it's the polish itself or the base and top coats being crappy. I think it might possibly just be the top and base coats not being that great. I did my nails earlier after cutting down my nails and I've already got small chips on three nails. And I didn't even take pictures yet.
I'll test the longevity of the polish again, but with my regular Seche Base and Seche Vite. If it's no good again then the polishes are probably not gonna provide long lasting wear.
One last thing to add, my bottle of ASK Romantic Sunset has already started to separate.
No biggie, just shake to mix it back up, but odd as I've only had the polish for a week. This hasn't occurred in any of the other ASK polishes. So just weirdness with this one.