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Goodbye, Mr. Chips: Grade Schooler's Science Experiment Reveals Best Long-Lasting Polish

Goodbye, Mr. Chips: Grade Schooler's Science Experiment Reveals Best Long-Lasting Polish

Whether you remember what you blew up, mixed together, or concocted in your parents' basement back in your elementary school years, I'm sure you've participated in a science fair or two in your day. Recently, at the third- and fifth-grade science fair at Jamaica Elementary School in Arizona, one young participant performed her experiment on nail polish.

According to the area's local paper, Today's News-Herald, this student's scientific test, "The 10-Day No-Chip Challenge," analyzed which brand of long-lasting polish did indeed last the longest. After applying Maybelline, Sally Hansen, Revlon, Wet 'n' Wild, and Rimmel polishes on each finger, the student then documented which one best resisted chipping over the course of the 10-day investigation. The winner? Wet 'n' Wild's MegaLast. Have you a similar result with the drugstore brand?

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kr1sti kr1sti 6 years
I tried different polishes, but the max result was 3 days of no chipping. Now that I use Sally Hansen Maximum Adhesion Base Coat, I finally see the difference. Surely, I never wear the same polish for 10 days cause it's boring.
miss-leanne miss-leanne 6 years
I believe it! Anytime I put any of the "no chip" polish or the 10 day ones, they start to chip off the next day. I get the best results from just a plain bottle of nail polish with no special promises ;)
norabora norabora 6 years
i did this same science fair project in 1997.
deanna024 deanna024 6 years
Putting on my scientific hat, I wonder if she put a different polish on each of her 5 nails, or a stripe of each polish on each nail. I say that because certain fingers tend to wear faster and chip easier than others, like say, my pointer finger, because of how it's used. So it could just have been that she put the Wet n'Wild on a finger that doesn't get as much use as the others.
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