I saw this polish at CVS and decided to buy it; I wanted something different. I read these reviews after the purchase, and after the application. Therefore, I was constantly checking for the polish to start chipping. Well, five days later, not a single chip! Although I admit that I do not like the brush, bad news there. However, I just think I am lucky with the base and top coats that I use, which seem to make my manicure last for a month if necessary.
First, I apply Opi Chip Skip to clean, dry nails. Then I use Cutex Basework base coat. Apply two coats of polish. Then finish with Essie No Chips Ahead top coat. Always make sure to let each coat of polish dry thoroughly. Every few days I will apply Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Fast Dry top coat. This may sound like a lot of time and work, but it is worth it for me because I do not have the time and patience to constantly manicure my nails.
I think if you try my system, you will find that you can make any manicure last a long, long time.
Also, be sure to have nail polish thinner on hand for any polishes that get thick and hard to work with. NOT nail polish remover, nail polish thinner.
Two coats to opaque for me, fast drying, and an amazing holiday-worthy purple-red-gold shine. Despite the name not too frosty. The brush isn't great, but the price mitigates that.
Just put it on & looks awesome! Nice coverage with one coat even.
Quiet surprised by this polish! Perfect color for the holiday season, not too frosty...decent brush, not streaky, and chipped on day 3! Keep in mind I always apply a base, two coats of polish, top coat and Sech Vite. For the price I'm not complaining!
Lovely burgundy shimmer (not frosty). Needed three coats for opaque. Started to chip the next day, with Poshe as a topcoat. Not nice after all that work applying it. The brush was ok. Update, one year later: tried with new basecoat + Seche, and no chipping now. One more lippie, and would buy again. Two coats for opaque.
Burgundy Frost is an absolutely beautiful color standing by itself. I happened upon this in a CVS while checking out the Wet n Wild rack and picked up a bottle for 74 cents. Couldn't beat that price! My manicures chip whether I use OPI or a cheaper polish, thus the 4 lippie rating. I used 3 coats to achieve a beautiful deep burgundy with gold flecks. I used a gold crackle on top when it started chipping to keep the manicure a few days longer.
Gorgeous slightly metallic burgundy color at a can't beat price ($1.99 at Duane Reade!). Looks nice if you're in a pinch and in need of a sophisticated looking color before a dinner or event. However, it doesn't last beyond 2 days, even with a top coat. Speaking of top coats, it kind of "melts" under it, as it smudged very easily after I applied it and forced me to redo half my nails over, which has never happened when I applied my top coat over OPI and Essie. Well, you get what you pay for. Like I said, it's handy in a pinch; so keep it around at the office just in case you need to cover up gnarly nails before happy hour.
This polish caught my eye while I was browsing in CVS. It's such a pretty classy color and I just had to get it. The color payoff is excellent! One coat would be enough if you wanted a lighter red and two coats will give you a deep burgundy color. I just painted my nails so I will update on the lasting power.
I am sad to say that I have to lower my rating. :( I find that this polish has begun to chip off my nails already only after a day! This is really disappointing because it's such a pretty color.
This is a really pretty, dark red, with a slight golden undertone. I just put 3 coats of it on my nails, and it looks real nice! What I love about this nail polish is it's formula. It's not a thick consistency, and it dries super quick! Overall, real nice polish.
I'm currently wearing this polish alone, but think it would look even better with black crackle nail polish as a top coat. I imagine these lovely little shiny burgundy veins running over my nails. On its own, the color is classic and polished, but it definitely isn't unique. The applicator brush, as other reviewers have mentioned, is thin and stiff, which makes getting full coverage without staining the skin impossible.