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I'm loving this nail polish from Nails Inc. I used the superfood base coat, Nailkale in Victoria and finished it off with the 45 second top coat.  The color is so rich and easy to apply.   
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PopularMakeup / NEWCOMER / replied
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Formula X limited edition color available only to VIB/Beauty Insider around the holidays
Hello!  I am in search of the Formula X color that was made available exclusively to VIB and/or Beauty Insider members around the 2014 holiday season.  I believe it was a white-ish/silvery color, very pretty and winter-like.  I can no longer find any sign of it on Sephora.  It was such a lovely color and I meant to order it, but I completely forgot to add it to my cart during an order I had made at that time!  Thanks for your help!
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BEAUTY BOSS Tamara76 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Mesmerize sounds right - I think it was only available to Rouge at one time. I just realized I haven't used it yet - now you've piqued my interest! I see that it is stil... see post
What is your favorite self-done manicure design?
I'm kind of a nail junkie and looking for more designs that I can do on my own at home. So far, I have done a lot of half moon and galaxy looks, and yesterday I just tried colourfoil for the first time.   So... what's your go-to manicure design to do at home? Show off your favorite designs! Inspire me! (And hopefully, inspire others!)
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BEAUTY SAVANT GennX / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
My thumb, ring, and pinky fingernails are pretty darn strong but the pointer and middle have a flatter nail bed and don't have to be long for them to break - they also t... see post
Those darn green nail colors!!
Lately I keep wearing these green tones, especially from Julep, on my nails and they leave the worst stains!  I guess it wasn't the best idea to keep using the Josie Maran Bear Naked nail wipes (I've only been using them since I got them on the sale on sale).  Normally I remove my polish with an acetone remover.  But these nail wipes have been staining my nails orange.  So on top of the green stains they are orange also.  It's Halloween in January!  This weekend I gave up trying to clean them up and put a dark color (Zoya's Matte Velvet in Loredana) over the stains and it looks fine but I really want to remove all this mess and start fresh with a new color (definitely not green this time!)  Any ideas on how I can get rid of all this mess?
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Right now it's OPI Natural Nail Base Coat. see post
Brushes for Ciate nail polish set
I bought a large Ciate nail polish set for my wife for Christmas and some of the bottles have no brush inside!  How is this supposed to work???, and where can I get some brushes for the nail polish bottles? Thanks.
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Graham,    As TKLJ said, some of the bottles are not meant to have brushes as they are supposed to be poured out and the nail is to be pressed onto them. However,... see post
Nails, Inc. - Victoria Beckham Bamboo Nail Polish
I am thinking of purchasing the new Nails, Inc. -  Victoria Beckham nail polish in Bamboo.  I have fair skin (pink undertones) and wanted to know if "Bamboo" would work with my skin tone.
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HALL OF FAMER lmi82 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I found some swatches of the polish from a couple of different beauty blogs. It's a really pretty color and I think it could work for your skin tone.   Image: burkatro... see post
What are the newest nail trends for Valentines Day this year?
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi cFactor4! This year we're going to be seeing a lot of 'natural' nails - and I mean this in a couple of different ways.  A big trend right now is to leave part of your... see post
HG nail polish shades?
Greenporchlights post asking for everyone's HG Red lipstick got me wondering. What is your HG nail polish?  I have not been able to get enough red nail polish lately, and I think I've finally found my HG. China Glaze's Ruby Pumps. (It was recommended to me several times before I finally got my hands on it)  I have my eye on a few different shades in the OPI Brazil collection, the yellow (I can't cope-acabana), teal (AmazON AmazOFF), and the red (Red Hot Rio).   What are your HG nail polish shades?
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BEAUTY PRO Vaashtii / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I LOVE red nails too. I tossed all of my nail polish years ago because it'd been forever since I painted my nails. I've just gotten into painting them again, so I'm rebu... see post
Have any of you tried Formula X?
Just saw these, and they seem interesting. First thing, they're a dollar more expensive than the Sephora by OPI polishes. Second, i'm not sure I like the packaging. it looks a wee bit cheap to me, and the white looks like it can get pretty dirty. Just by looking at the colors, they aren't too special. Most of them don't have shimmer or glitter, which I like. Have any of you tried it? All of the reviews so far are positive. 
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HALL OF FAMER solveig / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree, this shade is very pigmented. I've only tried it once on my nails, I used Formula X Base Coat, one coat of color, and then OPI Matte Top Coat; the chipping star... see post
Where are the color choices for the opi gel nail kit?
There used to be several color choices in the opi gel series which could be purchased separately.  I only see 3 choices now, which don't suit me.  Is this line being discontinued?  If so, can any other gel line be used in their place?
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kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Lorrie526! I'm sorry, but it looks like the OPI Gel System will be discontinued.  :(  We will not be getting any additional colors in.     In regards to using thi... see post
Nail polish recommendations?
So I haven't been into painting my nails for awhile. One of my besties sent me some jamberries, and I went over to a friend's house so we could do our nails together.    I decided only to put a couple of the jamberries on because it was a busy design and I thought it'd be too much to have that on all of my fingers. I was just going to leave it at that because I hate it when I paint my nails and it chips right off the bat so I wasn't going to waste my tme. My friend talked me into painting my nails using this awesome top coat that she has (that Sephora doesn't carry). And it lasted a lot longer than I expected!!    So I bought some of the top coat and repainted them last week and it's lasted over a week even with the cheap polish I used.    SO now I need more!! I've been perusing Sephora.com in search of the perfect red nail polish. Most of the reds are too bright. I'm looking for a darker red.    Any suggestions? I'm eyeing a few different shades from Formula X but I love BT and wanted to see what you ladies recommend.  Thanks so much!! 
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BEAUTY PRO Vaashtii / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
That's really pretty!! see post
No Sephora+Pantone 2015 Marsala nail polish?
Wait. What?   I just realized that Sephora+Pantone did not do a nail polish this year! I mean, it's pretty obvious that past years their polishes did not do so well (as many of them are *still* in the sale section, and I have never found the quality to be that great) but Marsala is just *crying out* for a polish version! It is the most mani-friendly COTY in *ages*. They really missed the boat. I mean, just one polish in a perfect (or even decent) Marsala creme and everyone would be clamouring to get it. Or, even better, a really opaque satin-finish Marsala, so you get that glowing, semi-matte. It would really show off Marsala nicely!
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BEAUTY WHIZ kristengvan / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
It's not an official Sephora-Pantone shade, but KB Shimmer is releasing a Marsala-coloured polish tomorrow, and it's a holo!  https://www.kbshimmer.com/shop/men-mars-ala... see post
Nail art Strips?
Wonder where I can get those strips, maybe a couple mm thick, to make a good line for doing nail art.... I've gotten some from sallys beauty supplies but the polish just bled underneath them and it looked terrible. Ive seen ones used on IG that look amazing but wondering where do I get these?
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SIGHTSEER sinder7 / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Thanks!! I just ordered some to try. see post
OPI vs. Essie??
Hey girls, Just wondering what your favorite nail polish company is? I absolutely adore the Essie packaging and I think the colors are so cute! The polish goes on very well for me, but I've read some reviews of how some think it is streaky. OPI has the reputation of being one of the best. But, when I used their polish the other day, the paint chipped two days later! What are some of your favorites?? xx 
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HALL OF FAMER lovelykatya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I personally love both of those brands. Both have it's own up and down sides. I love that OPI has a wider brush - easier and faster to apply, also polish coats are littl... see post
Nail polish for my tween
My daughter and I spent some time at Sephora today (have to train them young) and she was all over the polishes.  She paints her own nails and is trying to learn designs and such.     She was gaga over the Marc Jacob colors, but at almost 20 a pop I can't see buying a bunch of those.   I don't wear polish on my nails due to my career.   Any advice on what to invest in for her?   She was looking at the ciate' advent calendar, but the reviews on that aren't great and it's 60 bucks.
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BEAUTY GURU NailsForLife / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Red for the holidays!  Perfect.   There's differences between the cap, the brush, and the price.  People may say, based on their experience, that they prefer one over ... see post
Which nail set: Formula X Paint The Town or Ciaté Mini Mani Manor Advent Calendar
Can you help me decide between these two set? Which one last longer and the formula? Thank you      FORMULA X PAINT THE TOWN CIATÉ MINI MANI MANOR ADVENT CALENDAR      
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BEAUTY BOSS ShannonAlexis / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I just bought the paint the town set today, because it is on sale. I like formula x, sometimes it needs a top coat. Ciate is nice too, but I think it has a stronger poli... see post
Nail Art Inspiration
I am looking for some nail art inspiration. Has anyone seen some really cool nail art lately? Please share!   I came across this strawberry mani by Alps nail art. I love the texture!
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BEAUTY WHIZ kristengvan / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
This is my absolute favourite nail art IG: http://instagram.com/pshiiit_polish   Her nails are flawless!  And I love that they aren't too long. see post
So $675 for the Christian Louboutin nail polish??? Insane. What do you think?
What do you think of this? I own three pairs of Louboutins and I love them. However, I don't think CL $675 nail polish is worth it! Seems insane to me! what do you think? will you pay for this? 
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HALL OF FAMER sephoramusthave / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahah   no. see post
I think I just saw the scariest nails in all the land
Just saw this on Facebook. DUDE. O.O Am I crazy or are these nuts?? Have you seen any crazier?  
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HALL OF FAMER kittichick / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
WOW. Those are both stunning and incredibly impressive!! see post
What Nail polish is this? I want it so badly :)
HALL OF FAMER sravanthi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks,  i will check it out see post
Foot files
Can you please tell me the differences between the #11 foot file and the #20 other than the longer handle. Is the higher # or the lower number more effective
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My nails always split after I file them. How can I fix this?
I use a Sephora-brand glass nail file, but this still hasn't fixed the problem I have - my nails always split after I file them! I file them, and then within a day, they're splitting at the tips. Any tips? Thanks!!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome!  see post
CONUNDRUM - WHY SO HARD TO GET NAILPOLISH OFF SKIN WHEN IT CHIPS SO FAST ON MY NAILS?1?
To be fair, I am not skilled at applying nail polish, so it goes all over my toes. This is almost impossible to get off cleanly even when I dip a Q-tip in remover. However by the time I've worn the polish on my nails for an hour, loads has come off with ridiculous ease!   Does anyone else have this issue, or are you all nail polish experts?
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HALL OF FAMER ballerinagrl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm also super clumsy and ill-coordinated, so I wind up chipping my fingernails within an hour of a manicure! Often my toes can last up to a month with Dior's Gel Topcoa... see post
Gel/Gelish polishes.... PEELING
I invested in a led lamp for setting gel nails and then bought a french manicure gel set (not the same brand as the lamp) the set contained light pink gel color, white gel color for tips, a file, and a cuticle pusher....However on the package it says to use a gel cleanser to wipe off a tacky layer after setting??? But this was not included in there so that was annoying! but i decided i would use extra time under the led lamp and then just wipe them with a cloth instead of going back out and trying to find a gel cleanser. Well that worked ok, they were set enough that using a cloth didn't disturb my color but it was still kind of "tacky" like they said....Well literally 24 hours later my nails start to pucker/lift around the edges and end up peeling off!!!!! I was hesitant about trying gel in the first place and now i feel like i wasted my money. SOOOO if anyone can explain to me the gel cleanser if that is a necessity or any other thoughts on why they are peeling off so soon that would be awesome. 
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BEAUTY BUFF KP183 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
sounds great, thank you both! i will be trying the alcohol and making sure i use a thin coat!.....what about a good brand for the actual polish is what i meant to ask - ... see post
Gel/Gelish polishes, PEELING
I decided to finally invest in a LED lamp for setting gel polishes....I found a lamp and then i also found a gel polish kit for french manicures ( not the same brand as the lamp- i figured that wouldn't matter don't all gel polishes set with LED or UV ) the kit i found contained a pink polish, a white polish for tips, a file, and a cuticle pusher....So i followed directions and scuffed up my nails a bit prior and went ahead and applied my polish and set it...it said there would be a "tacky" layer after setting which i was unaware of and it said to use a gel cleanser to wipe off that tacky layer, BUT they didn't have that included in the kit, very annoying!! So i decided i would use more time under the lamp and then try to wipe off this "tacky layer" with a cloth....well the time was sufficient enough so that wiping with a cloth didn't disrupt my color but it was still a bit tacky afterwards, well compared to how regular polish feels but not like things were sticking to the polish so it  was fine....but literally 24 hours later there was puckering/lifting around the edges of my nails and from normal use of my hands they started peeling in large chunks so i ended up peeling each one off and they came off completely intact like taking off a fake press on nail....can anyone explain to me the gel cleanser and whether or not that is a necessity in the process and any other thoughts on why my gel is peeling so soon....I was hesitant to try a gel system in the first place and now i feel like i have wasted my money!  
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BEAUTY BUFF KP183 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I think my connection is bad or something, i posed the first time and it never showed up on the board Thanks so much for the reply  see post
Cuticle Questions: Will it grow back? (scars)
I had a minor event three weeks ago when I was bitten by a dog. I'm mostly healed now and treating my scars with vitamin e and some nice creams. Now that the swelling and scabs are all subsided, I can tell the amount of trauma that my thumb cuticle suffered and I'm getting a little twist in my stomach every time I look at it.   I have half my nail with a healthy cuticle and the other half is a small bb of scar tissue where I can see my nail bed. Is it possible for my cuticle to regrow or is there no chance since it is scarred?    
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Louboutin Beaute in Buffalo Area
I know this is probably a long shot since there are no saks/nordstrom etc in the area, but I'll be in the Buffalo/Williamsville area this afternoon and was wondering if anyone knew of anywhere that sold the Christian Louboutin nail color? I've picked up one in Toronto but they're always sold out and was hoping to be able to get another today!
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Do u love ur No Nail polish nails/Hands?
Do u wear Nail polish every day? Do u give a break? Do u love ur nails without any polish? I just want to know how many girls/ladies are in love with nails(no makeup nails). Ok i'm not doing any survey
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HALL OF FAMER lovelykatya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love getting my nails done.. I paint my own nails - so it's like "me time", I find painting nails very relaxing/therapeutic.   I do not go to the salon's to get my n... see post
Is there any Expiration Date for Nail polish?
I wonder is there any expiration date for nail polish or need to through away when it dried?
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HALL OF FAMER MysticalAngel / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Like Starletta, many of my polishes are from the late 90s early 2000s and they still work great! Some of those are in better shape than some of my recent one! if it doe... see post