So I have been on a nail kick like crazy, before I wouldn't even bother to do my nails because it seemed as soon as I would paint them, they would start to chip. I have been using a rather terrible routine with my nails recently, which was the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Strengthener as a base coat, two coats of whatever polish, and then the Julep Polymer Top Coat which I just ran out of. I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on the best base/top coats on the market? Thanks!
Hello lovely ladies of Sephora!
So I've never been very serious about makeup, my hair, my nails, etc. until very recently. After graduating college with a degree in Animal Science, I'm now starting a job in the animal nutrition industry as a brand representative for a major pet food company. Clearly I need to look (and feel!) my best when I'm spending hours at a time talking to people about their fur babies.
One of the ways I'm doing this is to challenge myself to use up the nail polish I currently have (and really don't like, hence why all the bottles have remained full) before I let myself buy new bottles that I'll adore. I'll be documenting my challenge online to make myself really stick to it, and I welcome any color/design suggestions!
My current collection is quite small--of the 22 bottles I'm using only 16 colors plus top and base coat in my personal challenge--but I hope it inspires other ladies to use what we buy rather than let it sit on a shelf collecting dust.
I noticed that we don't have a thread for talking about nail polishes. Since we have some nail polish collectors/fans here, I thought it would be nice to have a dedicated thread to discuss new releases, our favorite nail polishes, etc.
I am searching desparately for a high quality replacement polish for Illumasqua Nail Laquer in "Jo'mina." It was previously sold at Sephora, and Bloomingdales, but after not being sold in the U.S. (and not shipping to the U.S. for about 2 years), the color has been discontinued. There are no American retailers for the brand at this time. I haven't found anything color/formulation comparable since. I describe the shade best as an electric/neon lilac and I am willing to try both traditional and gel polish formulations. Thank you!
What's your favorite nail polish and why? Do you have a brand that you absolutely adore? My favorites come down to ease of application because I'm not exactly patient nor do I have a particularly steady hand. So far, my favorite brands are Sparitual, 100% Pure, and Julep.
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!
My nails are weak and very clear when they grow out. I pick my nails while they are growing out, plus, I trim my cuticles on a bi-weekly basis with one of those cheap cuticle cutters from the drugstore. I'm noticing that my cuticles itch more than ever now when they are growing back, and my nails are in varying opaque shades when they grow. I have been using a nail strengthener and occasionally painting my nails as a method of NOT picking my nails. I've looked at the products offered on Sephora and just don't know what to get! I would appreciate some advice and product recommendations for caring for my nails.
I have been invited to a party for Jamberry nail wraps, which I haven't heard of until now. My friend insists they apply and last way better than any nail wraps bought around here, and looking at the website, they are adorable! They even have a style box to subscribe to! I will probably go to the party and buy a few to try out before committing to a monthly subscription... Has anyone tried these before? Do tell! PS the website ends in .net
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!
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!
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?