I don't know if this exists, but I've seen color challenges and looks of the day. I was thinking a challenge, but then again, some of us can't do the 3D sculpturing/3D Japanese art or gels. So weekly would be tough. I guess what I want to see is what you guys have going on in the nail world and what art you've come up with. (Yes manicurist/cosmetologist assistance is ok.) Rules: Please if you are having someone do your nails, credit the salon and maybe the artist if they will disclose. List each shade used. Let's see some fun things. November: Free for all (since there's only a few days left.)
What are your experiences with Butter London nail polishes? Are they good? Do they compare to Formula X, for better or for worse? I saw a couple new sets from them and really loved the colors. What about the base&top coats from Butter London? I've used mostly Formula X and Revlon and would like to switch it up if they work well and last about a week or so. Thanks!
I'm looking for a close match to a red nail polish that is from the 1950s. I really love Formula X, but also OPI might be a good option as well... I currently own the Formula X Pyrotechnic, which is a red shade that I think fits the 50s.. But I still want to look and see what other options would "fit the bill" for the 50s. I just didn't know if anyone had any other recommendations, although I do love Pyrotechnic, it would be nice to have another red option! Thank you!
Hey everybody! I recently got the polish bug for the first time since I was fourteen or so (woo!), and I was hoping y'all could give me some recommendations as to which brands have really awesome polish formulas/colors. Could be either high-end or drugstore. Thanks!
Between having colors that are out of date and a desire to replace my 3-free favorites with 5-free varieties, I'm doing some nail color shopping. In each color family I'm looking at, there are clear winners, and then there are some that are so close to each other that I can't justify buying them both. Any strong opinions on how to narrow down my collection among the following? Thoughts on color intensity and durability among Ciate, deborah lippman, and JINsoon? Greys : I need to pick one of the following: Ciate Pillow Talk deborah lippman She Wolf Burgandies : I need to pick one of the following Ciate Raising the Barre deborah lippman Miss Independent JINsoon Audacity Purples : I need to pick one of the following deborah lippman Dark Side of the Moon JINsoon Soubrette I have figured out some nice nudes and glittery/fun ones, but I am stumped on how to narrow the above.
I know its been out a while and Im very interested...but waiting for reviews and of course a deal... Has anyone bought it/tried it? If so, which products...should I start with a starter kit? Or just buy singles? Thx for all replies!
It's been out of stock for like 3 weeks now, and won't be back in stock for a few more weeks (on the Canadian site.) Any one know of something as good in terms of non-chipping nail polish top coats at sephora? If not better than the formula x one?
Hey all! So I just cleaned out my nail polishes- I have a lot of old, almost gone, goopy nail polishes that I want to get rid of. But I don't know what the safest way is the dispose of them. I don't know or not if just putting them in the garbage can is a good idea, because if it sits outside in the heat (80s)- I know nail polish is flammable and I wouldn't want anything to explode! (lol!) So I really need to know what the safest way is to dispose of them- or just plain get rid of them- what are some ways that you get rid of old nail polish?? Thanks!
i have NO idea where to post this question--is there a plan to re-stock the formula X shine top coat? it's been out of stock online and in my local store for a while. it's my very favorite top coat and i recommend it to everyone i know. need a refill!
So I dragged myself down to the post today to get a new box for a TSB and was suprised to find a little box in my locker. I wasn't aware Formula X was sending me anything because normally they contact you before they send you something. Did anyone else get this?
I just recently saw the commercial for the Sally Hansen Miracle gel polish, and reviews are mixed. Does anyone use a gel polish w/o a light that they like? I dont necessarily expect it to last 14 days, heck...my gel mani from the salon that costs me $35 doesnt even last truly that long. I would however expect a week w/o chips under normal nail duress. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Hi nail-polished beauties, I'm in search of nail foil glue. I've gotten a lovely set of nail foils to use. I've tried using it with regular polish but I only get patchy transfers. My experience with nail foils is VERY limited. I'd like a full nail foil transfer. Please help. I've got an event that I'd like nail foils for. Any recommendations for glue or transfer tips? Thanks darlings!
I've noticed there's a decline in the OCC nail polish area. I bought the colour "blackboard" a while back and just realized how much I like this polish (hey, I have a HUGE collection of polishes to go through!). Is Sephora phasing out OCC nail polishes? If so, is there another place that gets them?
Hello! I rarely do my fingernails... But I love to get pedicures! Every time I go for a pedicure I try to find ideas online and it seems like Pinterest has the same photos from last year, so I thought we could find some inspiration here! If you are interested in seeing manicures, head on over to this thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Nails/Show-me-your -nails/td-p/1676434 The first two photos are what I just had done. The next one, with the polka dot pants... Well the photo doesn't show the detail... My nails are a simple coral color, and then I picked a super glittery coral and had polka dots added, so it was a subtle tone-on-tone look. I wish I had taken a close up! The other two are from last summer and I loved them both!! If any of you have any photos of a yellow/turquoise combo, I'd love to see that as I'd like to try that next. Thanks for sharing!!
What are some of your favorite base coats and tops coats? I generally like a strengthening base coat just to keep my nails strong and healthy. I recently finished off a Sephora by OPI one. Currently, I've been using Bridge the Ridge from Sally's Beauty Supply. I helps to fill in minor dents and ridges that can come up from time to time due to a rough glitter removal. At least that's what I use it for lol. It dries really fast and to a matte finish. I have a variety of topcoats. I use to use Seche Vite, but it can sometimes shrink polish and cause it to come off in whole pieces. Right now, I've been been using the Out The Door topcoat. I really like it! I also love my NYC Matte Me Crazy topcoat. It dries fast,and it's super durable! I was very surprised about that. I use my Cina Top Coat and bonder when I use nail art pieces, glitter or rhinestones.
So did anyone else receive in the mail this week a Formula X Infinite Ombre set? It wasn't in a regular Sephora box but a padded mailer, and there was no slip inside (I thought I bought something and forgot) Well if this is another free promo thing thank you formula x and Sephora!!!! Can't wait to try it out
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
In the spirit of all the other wonderful challenges on BT right now, I'm starting up a nail polish challenge for us. I have a ridiculous stash and I need to show my polish some love. With nail polish, once a day would be absurd (of course), so let's try and show off a new look and polish once a week. I'm personally going with manicures only, but if you'd rather do pedicures or even both go for it! I'm eager to see your collections and meet other polish junkies. It's past time for me to commit to using my stash! Past: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 1 - No Theme (ends 1/31/15): Nicole by OPI Gumdrops in Cinna-Man of My Dreams Week 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah: Julep in Fina, Ciate in Snow Fall Week 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's: Formula X in Starfish, accent Julep in Yuki Week 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New Year: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Lemon Drop, Julep in Beverly, Wet & Wild Fast Dry in SaGreena the Teenage Witch Week 5 (2/22-2/28) - Textures: Julep in Lissa, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sea-ing Stars, unknown shell pieces Week 6 (3/1-3/7) - International Women's Day: LOOK 1 Julep in Bernadette (Black Onyx for February) and Claudia (Peridot for August) LOOK 2 Zoya in India Week 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14): Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Snappy Sorbet and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint Sorbet Week 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17): Julep in Tammi Week 9 (3/22-3/28) - Springtime: Julep in Fifi, Nails Inc in Cherry Garden Street Week 10 (3/29-4/4) - Let Someone Else Choose: Julep in Avery, Julep in Renee, Julep in Lani, Kiss Nail Art Paint in Black Week 11 (4/5-411) - Easter, Springtime Redux: Nail Break - used Formula X Sheer Strength in Enduring Week 12 (4/12-4/18) - Wedding Nails Week 13 (4/19-4/25) - Good & Bad Luck Week 14 (4/26-5/2) - April Showers Bring May Flowers Week 15 (5/3-5/9) - Show off your favorites Week 16 (5/10-5/16) - Glitter Bomb Week 17 (5/17-5/23) - Graduation Week 18 (5/24-5/30) - A Day Outdoors Week 1 - No Theme (ends 1/31/15): Nicole by OPI Gumdrops in Cinna-Man of My DreamsWeek 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah: Julep in Fina, Ciate in Snow FallWeek 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's: Formula X in Starfish, accent Julep in YukiWeek 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New Year: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Lemon Drop, Julep in Beverly, Wet & Wild Fast Dry in SaGreena the Teenage WitchWeek 5 (2/22-2/28) - Textures: Julep in Lissa, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sea-ing Stars, unknown shell piecesWeek 6 (3/1-3/7) - International Women's Day: LOOK 1 Julep in Bernadette (Black Onyx for February) and Claudia (Peridot for August) LOOK 2 Zoya in IndiaWeek 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14): Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Snappy Sorbet and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint SorbetWeek 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17): Julep in TammiWeek 9 (3/22-3/28) - Springtime: Julep in Fifi, Nails Inc in Cherry Garden StreetWeek 10 (3/29-4/4) - Let Someone Else Choose: Julep in Avery, Julep in Renee, Julep in Lani, Kiss Nail Art Paint in BlackWeek 11 (4/5-411) - Easter, Springtime Redux: Nail Break - used Formula X Sheer Strength in EnduringWeek 12 (4/12-4/18) - Wedding NailsWeek 13 (4/19-4/25) - Good & Bad LuckWeek 14 (4/26-5/2) - April Showers Bring May FlowersWeek 15 (5/3-5/9) - Show off your favoritesWeek 16 (5/10-5/16) - Glitter BombWeek 17 (5/17-5/23) - GraduationWeek 18 (5/24-5/30) - A Day Outdoors Current: (6/21-6/27) No theme! Show off whatever you would like! Future OPTIONAL Themes: Spoiler (Highlight to read) TBD TBD