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!
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!)
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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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!!
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!
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?
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
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.
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!!
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?
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.
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!
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?
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!
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