Monday, June 19, 2017

2X Super Chip Resistance Review

*press sample*

2X Super Chip Resistance Used as Basecoat and Over Top Coat (Day 0)
Index and Ring Finger: With 2X
Middle and Little Finger: No 2X

2X Super Chip Resistance Used as Basecoat and Over Top Coat (Day 4)
Index and Ring Finger: With 2X
Middle and Little Finger: No 2X

Hi guys! So there are 2 weird things with tonight's review. First, this is the first time you've seen my right hand (aka Cindy hand). I've been photographing my left hand for around 8 years, so my right has no idea how to old a bottle properly. Please forgive my weird hand pose for this review. The second weird thing about today's review is that it's a longevity test and not just some swatches. I was given a brand new treatment to help the longevity of your nail polish. 2X Super Chip Resistance is to be used before base coat and polish, and after top coat. I received a promotional bottle with a temporary label, so the bottle you'd get looks different and professional.

2X was invented by Dr. Norman Polston, who was also on the Dupont team that created water-based house paints during the 1980s. Dr. Polston is also the man who invented water-based nail polish as Piggy Polish which is sold at various stores. I tried getting the MSDS to see what the ingredients are, but I was unable to get that information from the PR representative. Luckily, The Polished Hippy was able to get that info, and found it contains propylene glycol methyl ether. I will say that the scent is nothing like any other nail product I've ever used. If you are sensitive to chemical scents, then this probably isn't a product for you. The scent stays on the nail until I washed my hands, and then it finally dissipated. The formula was watery, and dried very quickly on the nail and added no extra time to my manicure.

The first time I used the product, I used a layer under my normal base coat, and then a layer over my top coat. I used the same products and nail polish in the test, with the only difference being the addition of 2X on my index and ring fingers. The nails with 2X started chipping about 2 days after application, while my other nails had no tipwear or chips. I contacted the PR representative, and she recommended not using a separate base coat. The second test is shown above in the photos. The polish is from Zoya which often wears well on my nails. I used 1 coat of 2X, followed by 2 coats of polish, 1 layer of Vapid Lacquer's Get Your Shine On! Quick Dry top coat, and then another coat of 2X. I saw tipwear on the nails with 2X starting on day 2, and the chipping started on day 3-4. As you can see above, I had no tipwear or chips on the nails without 2X.

Unfortunately 2X did not extend my manicure, but body chemistry is a weird thing. It seems that this product worked for some bloggers, so it may be worth it to test out a bottle. It retails for $7.99 in their store, so you won't be out too much if you want to try it. To find out more about 2X Super Chip Resistance, check out their website, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter pages.

*This product was provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

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