I picked up some American Apparel nail polishes this weekend after reading so many fantastic reviews.
I bought butter, mouse and peacock. That evening I put butter on before bed and before noon the next day it was chipped. I was so bummed.
Sunday night I gave it another shot with a base coat and a top coat and I'm still proudly wearing mouse with a peacock stripe. The nail polish has a wicked consistency and is totally opaque in two coats (light shades like butter took three). It holds up well and looks great. Woot woot.