When I was packing for the Toronto trip last week, I was thinking hard what to bring with me. It was a short trip, but still, a polish can chip anytime and I didn’t want to be caught with chipped polish on my nails.
One of the picks was Claire’s Matte Grey. The colour is work safe (as I had to wear it at the conference) and Claire’s polish normally has good wear. I was wrong this time.
First, it was not matte. As you can see by the flash, the shade has a satin finish, without a top coat. There was nothing matte there.
Second, application was horrible. I managed to get an even look on my left hand, but the nails on the right hand had a few bubbles. Failed!
And lastly, the polish chipped within 1 day. I was very disappointed and had to paint my nails again that night. Part of this was my fault for not packing the base coat, but come on, 1 day?
I do like the way this colour looked on me, and I’ll give it a second chance next time with a base coat (and maybe top coat too, as I kinda dislike the finish). But for now, it remains to be a thumbs-down.
And btw, my Gosh giveaway ends tomorrow night, so get your entries in if you haven’t already.