It would come as no surprise that I love holo polishes. But one of the biggest problems with some brands (I'm talking about you Nfu Oh) is that they flake and chip so quickly. I even have this problem with China Glaze OMG and Kaleidoscopes. I even read something about GOSH holographic being specifically made for party's and as such wasn't designed for longevity.
For my holo sandwich test I used Nfu Oh 63. The pink holo. When I wore this in the past it didn't even last one day. I had chips at the edges and it just flaked off in big chunks (although I didn't use the Nfu Oh Aqua base, which is meant to help with this too).
My holo sandwich was:
- One coat Nailtek II foundation base coat
- One coat Nfu Oh 63
- One coat Australis top coat (I like this top coat cause it works well when I do foils, doesn't have shrinkage and doesn't chip)
- Two coats of Nfu Oh 63
- One coat Seche Vite top coat
End of Day 2 - full 48 hours. Look still no chips.
End of Day 3 - I can't believe how good this still looked.
My thumb at the end of Day 3. Yes there is wear there, but no chips or flakes.
After three days I was just busting to change my polish. Especially as I just got a massive haul in the mail. But I reckon this holo sandwich would have lasted at least two more days with only tip wear and no chips.
Verdict: If I need my mani to last a few days or I'm going away for a weekend, then I'm taking a polish sandwich with me!