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talinder
Rouge Louboutin
Eff! I have a feeling the $50 Louboutin red nail polish will end up at my house. I don't hoard cheapie polishes so it's okay to splurge on a luxury beauty product, right?     Sephora will be getting it around August 6th if I remember correctly. http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?p roductId=P388556&om_mmc=oth-tum-20140723-Louboutin    
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Fashion AND function!     see post
EmilyR5
Peeling nails
Hi, My nails have been peeling for a while now and I don't know why. I haven't used nail polish for about two weeks so I could give my nails a break from the chemicals in the nail polish. I also got a ultra shield base coat and just wore that, but they are still peeling. What should I do and is there anything I can do without buying anything?   Thanks
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comeoneileen88
BEAUTY BUFF comeoneileen88 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Have you been getting gel manicures?  I found that my nails were very brittle and peeled a lot for weeks after getting gel manicures.  Do you have any vaseline or a hand... see post
newandaddicted
Anyone wearing the sally hansen foil polish
I bought a pinky color today.  I watched a few reviews on YT.  I was really curious so I picked one up.   Anyone have any of these?  How do you like them?
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newandaddicted
BEAUTY GURU newandaddicted / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Yeah won't be buying anymore of these.  It wore ok but it didn't chip it came off in long lines it was just weird.  No good for me. see post
HawaiianEyes7
What Are You Wearing Today? - Nails Edition
Hey everyone! Since the "What Are You Wearing Today?" thread is so popular, I thought I would make one for nails! I love painting my nails, and I want to see what amazing nail looks everyone comes up with!
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HawaiianEyes7
HALL OF FAMER HawaiianEyes7 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Formula X The System (cleanser, base coat, top coat) China Glaze "White on White" as base colour on right hand (except ring finger) and ring finger on left hand ... see post
TheSocialQuota
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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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BUFF TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
That sounds very hopeful. Thank you Diana and prettyinpa! <3 see post
staceejean
Q. Can I use a UV light for regular nail polish
I have a huge collectiion of regular Sephora by OPI nail polish but like the shellac polish. Can I use the UV lamp on a regular polish to make it last a bit longer? I usually have a girls night on the weekend with my daughter so we do our nails almost once a week but would like to make it for a week at least without them regular polish chipping after 2 days.
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missey1973
HALL OF FAMER missey1973 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Is there is a difference between Shellac Polish and gel polish? Is Shellac just a name brand or is it something made differently then gel polish? see post
IRISHQUEEN
Here is my Mani! It's called Watermelon Seeds & reminds me of Summer!
IRISHQUEEN
BEAUTY PRO IRISHQUEEN / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Oh cool, I'm glad u can see them! lol I was proud of those juicy tip's! hehe Well, proud I didn't have to re-do them from Monday too! I saw the perfect green in the Seph... see post
newandaddicted
NARS NARS NARS!!!!
OH ME OH MY!!!   I'm sooo excited about these new nail colors.  A beauty blogger posted photos and I fell in love.   I've never owned a NARS polish, they are expensive $21! But I can see myself picking up 5 from the website on July 15th.   Is NARS a good polish, does it wear well?   I'm still looking for pics with the names next the bottles, I want to have my list ready for the launch!  LOL   #addicted!    
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newandaddicted
BEAUTY GURU newandaddicted / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I'm in health care so I wash my hands a TON all polishes wear like crap on me.   I'll see how it goes after buying a few. see post
librasapphire30
opi gel shine nail polish
I was wondering if you can mix the nail polish to create a new color?
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BUFF TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
If you do try, make sure it has the same finish to it (high shine, matte, gloss). Some of the lacquers will have different formulations to carry a color, glitters, or ma... see post
notcreative
Nail Polish and Consumer Reports
Anyone see this Consumer Reports study that tested 10 different polishes including a $2 one from Walgreens called Sinful Colors and the $27 one from Chanel?  Of course there were eight in between.  Any guesses on the results.  The $2 one came out on top while the Chanel finished in last place.  As a nail polish enthusiast, I wanted to pass along the news.  I am going to pick one up and give it a try.  That is so cheap that it is not breaking a no buy, right?  
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was not even aware there was such a thing as a glitter topcoat, although I have glitter polishes I have used as a topcoat on top of darker polishes to change them up. ... see post
flyscarf
orchid nail polish- interesting name
orange you glad you are from Texas?  
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Caey
i need a new nail polish from sephora that is a coral color
does anyone have any suggestions i need to know ASAP I'm going to Sephora today
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
haha! :)  see post
svog823
Formula X had a nail set of twenty two colors, what happened to it?
I received the Twenty-two nail polish set as a present. I went back to purchase it as a gift and cannot find it online. I was wondering if the item was taken off? Will it be sold again soon?
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svog823
svog823 / FRESH FACE / replied
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BlushHoarder
3 Zoya polishes for $12 Today
Just wanted to share, Today on the Zoya website you can get 3 polishes for $12 (the $12 is technically for shipping) Code is THREEDOM Good Deal, I would order some myself if I didn't already have so many polishes!
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annypoo
HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I ordered my first zoya polishes during the last promo that was like this! Might just be ordering more! see post
IRISHQUEEN
Here is my "Maybe" 4th of July Nails!
LOVE this polish! It's called SUGAR & SPICE ( and as usual the pic's don't do it justice)!  (sad eye's,lol!) SO pretty and has Rose Gold ( my red) & Blue, in a bright cream white crelly! What do y'all think?
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IRISHQUEEN
BEAUTY PRO IRISHQUEEN / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thank you @laurabt ! The speckles are mixed in. I used the the Butter London base coat, 2 coats of Sugar & Spice (1 coat was very pretty / a softer look w/ little to no ... see post
thesupergirl
julep change there policy!!! must read if your a new maven!!!!
So I just found out that if you joined julep AFTER December 31 2013 you will not be able to skip your box you must "earn" a skip. You earn a skip every 6 months. However if you are like me and joined way before December 31 2013  you will not be affected and the old policy will remain for you. I'm not happy because I was going to refer some people.
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weeeeweeeeeee
HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Has anyone noticed that the "add-ons" are also missing? I tried to get a box, and there used to be a page where we can add a few other items for a special price. It's go... see post
disneystitch
Julep promo codes ?!l
Hey! I have a few nail polish in mind from Julep but I can't afford full price at the moment.   Is there some good promo codes available at the moment??   Also, I heard the promo code people get from referrals only works once?! If this is the case or someone has received a bunch of them and won't use them all, send me a message ?     I would love to save a bit so any promo codes / coupons would be awesome !!    
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're ordering directly from Julep, google 'Julep codes' a bunch of promo code sites appear that list active codes. Ebates also has 1.5% cash back. see post
LadyInWhite
OPI Coca Cola
Has anyone seen the new OPI Coca Cola for sale yet?  Has there been a delay in shipping?  I need that green duochrome!
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bratknits
HALL OF FAMER bratknits / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yeah, so mine.  I won't miss the orange, I must have a dozen different orange polishes. see post
notcreative
Julep Polish - March Birthstone
Lylysa and a couple others wanted to see a swatch of this polish.  I got a pedicure today and brought the polish with me to the salon.  It is very pretty.  All of the birthstone polishes look very similar, so I plan on collecting them all when I come off my no buy (if they are not sold out).  
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome, and thank you.  This was two layers of polish.  I was thinking that I could do one layer over an opaque polish to make it a glitter polish too.  My guess... see post
Sonny4President
Your favorite nail colour?
What's your favorite nail colour?   Mine is more towards the nude colours... something that blends right in with my skin tone.   Even though I have long fingers (so I've been told by piano players) - I still like nude coloured paints...    I'm so embarrassed to step out of that colour region cause it draws so much attention, especially cause I'm a guy.
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Sonny4President
BEAUTY WHIZ Sonny4President / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Aw, BOO! Jobs with strict appearance rules are no fun! see post
beauty4ashes
Do you match your Nail Polish color with...
Since I'm waiting for my 2 stained nails to grow out before going back to French, I have a question. I'm wondering if it's just me.   Now that I do my own nails, I've discovered COLORS, so now I MUST match my nail polish to my blouse/dress, lipstick, blush.   I actually buy them in a bundle like that. I drag my outfit to the store, find match nail polish, lipstick, blush.   French was so much more simple. Didn't ever worry about having it match all of the above.
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Smokey123
BEAUTY PRO Smokey123 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Lol, Randee, I'm the opposite. I'm odd in that I hate feet but wear sandals all Spring and Summer. I wear more muted colors on my toes, but don't mind bright, flashy pol... see post
laura819
Formula X problems
So awhile back, I think right after Formula X came out, I bought the set (nail cleaner, base coat, top coat) with a light pink for the color. I was superrrrr excited to try it as I had seen it on a cast member's nails recently and she said the system made her polish last for at least a week!     .....it was a disaster for me. I did all the steps, and within a day, most of the polish on every nail had PEELED off. So, I threw it in with all my other polish and kind of wrote it off. Since I didn't return it, I pulled it out more recently thinking maybe I just needed to try it again. This time, it was peeling within hours of application. So, I thought I would try to with a non-Formula X color. Same deal. What am I doing wrong? I want to love this system, because polish that lasts a week and that I don't have to go to the salon for (and, isn't terrible to remove), sounds amazing. I feel like I am the only one this isn't working for...so I have to be doing something wrong?
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have formula x when it was called Sephora X (beta version), it didn't have a nail cleaner. I still have the top and base coat, along with a few bottles..and it works f... see post
NDgirl2007
Need a hardy nail polish!
What is a good nail polish that won't chip?  I constantly wash my hands and a day after I paint them it's chipping off!!  That's even with a clear top coat on!  Help!!!
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BuxomBabe80
HALL OF FAMER BuxomBabe80 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Totally agree with Lylysa. If you're looking for true staying power, gel manicures are the way to go. Mine last two weeks or longer. I usually have to get them redone be... see post
newandaddicted
I can't afford this new addiction
or can I?   I'm a nurse, we are not allow to have fake nails, but we are allowed to get the gel polish.  I was in a very physical male dominated field while I was in the military for over a decade...just a little background on my nail habits and didn't get my nails done regularly LOL   So I've never really been into my nails, regular polish chips horribly due to having to wash my hands during my day with patients (sometimes as many as 20-25 patients per day...trauma nurse) so I wore gel nails for a while but found I didn't like being chained to the salon every 10-14days AND if the gel chipped I was just stuck until my next appointment.  I also have an issue with finding time to paint my own nails (mom, wife, full time student) BLAH BLAH BLAH LOL.   I saw a polish at Rite Aid and it said quick dry so I picked it up and took some me time it came out pretty good.  Just don't know how much it's going to chip this week.   What do ladies do to get your regular polish to last?     Which polishes work best from the drugstore?   I have purchased Butter London in the past but it chipped in less than a whole day.  Not worth the price.   So I may have a new addiction...just what I needed.  LOL   My quick mani today  
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Smokey123
BEAUTY PRO Smokey123 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I picked up six Sinful Colors today for $.99 a piece at Walgreen's. I was thrilled. see post
beauty4ashes
Nail Polish Stain Problem/How to Remove?
I used to get pro mani's/pedi's because I only wanted French because it matched everything I was wearing.   Then, I decided to go for colors to match clothes/lipsticks for fun, which meant I could do them myself.   The way I like to paint my nails is to apply glitter or speckles only on both ring fingers. These are the only two nails that have a permanent stain.   I tried the cotton ball soaked with 100% acetone wrapped in foil. Didn't help at all. My nails are too thin to buff, they've always been thin all my life. My nail tech never buffed my nails because he said they are too thin plus said I didn't need the buffing off layers to smooth the nails.   Has anyone ever had this happen where only a nail that you decorate gets a permanent stain?   It doesn't matter the base coat, layering with extra top coat before glitter/sparkle or even brand of polish, it still stained.   I'm putting the glitter OVER 4 coats...1 base coat, 2 layers of color, 1 top coat to seal, then the glitter.   Any tips/advice (besides stop doing the glitter/speckles art) to remove the stains?     
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The stain is a weird Orange-Brown, no yellow at all. Only the two nails I applied Finger Paints Amazing Glaze over various OPI colors. When I remove my polish, my nail b... see post
laynebr
Dior or Guerlain gel coat polish?
Which ones better? Also what are some other great options for a fast drying and shiny top coat?   thanks in advance
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PrettyLittleDr
BEAUTY WHIZ PrettyLittleDr / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
This happens to me when I apply it too thick or when I apply it sloppily and it gets into the creases around my nails/around my cuticles. Try applying thinner coats! And... see post
ilovetopurplefy
What do you think is the ugliest nail shape you've seen?
Hi everyone! We don't see a lot of nail posts often so I wanted to start an interesting one!   What is the ugliest nail shape you've seen? I personally think duck feet nails are the worst.They're not nice looking!! Why do people like this shape? It's awful!!    
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sjpayne
BEAUTY GURU sjpayne / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
What I'd like to know is how they came to the conclusion that this was a worthwhile achievement.  Did their nails get to, say, 3" in length and they just said, "F*** it,... see post
inkstainedmeg
Gel Nails versus Acrylic versus Pink&White?
Hi Ladies!   So normally when I get my nails "done", I've been getting pink and white - similar to acrylic, but it's French-style, and the salon I went to used to have colors that I could get. I really loved them, since the color never faded or chipped, but my nail salon closed.   I've only ever gotten gel nails once, and I think she gave me a gel manicure and not "gel nails" - it was no good, but I'm willing to give it another try.   What kind of nails do you prefer, if you get fake nails? Which do you abhor?
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Are you getting "Gel Nails" for length?   If you aren't going for length & you're OK with your own nails, I like OPI LED polish on top of natural nails.   I had "Pin... see post
daisies121
How do you decide on nail colors for fingers and toes?
How to you decide which colors to use? Do you match your toes and fingers exactly? Do you coordinate them or at least keep them in the same color family? What about different finishes like cream and glitters? Do you reserve only certain colors for certain seasons? Or do you just throw caution to the wind and do whatever? What are your favorite combos for spring and summer?  I'm curious to know if I'm the only weirdo who actually puts this much thought into it.  
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I just pick whatever fits my mood! If I'm getting a pedicure and it's warm outside, I like to pick bright colors like pinks, purples and oranges, just because bright col... see post
JessyElaine
Troubles in finding Quality Nail Care Tools
There seem to be few, if any, affordable and high rated manicure sets online at Sephora. Quality nail clippers and cuticle clippers seem to be largely overlooked and overpriced in the beauty community in just about every store. Is there a reason for this? I specifically dread my nails because I can't find a decent set of stainless steel clippers at a fair price. They all shred my very healthy nails to pieces. Is there a reason Sephora has such a large gap in what they offer in terms of nail (and hair) care? How can I get my hands on some decent supplies at an affordable price?
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lovinglondon
HALL OF FAMER lovinglondon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I second the Diamanceil files. They are an investment but they work really well and are reusable. I purchased a nail and callus file over two years ago and they are both... see post