NattyDee D.'s (NattyDee) Beauty Product Reviews
Julep polishes are the best! I got my first Julep box a few months ago and I have not looked back since! I love that their polishes are "4-free" and do not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, or DBP! If you think you can't have amazing polish without all the chemicals, you're in for a surprise! Their polishes coat wonderfully and just as with any other polish, as long as you use a base coat and a top coat your mani will last you for days! There really is no reason for you not to try them: they come in a rainbow of amazing colours, they deliver straight to your door AND you can get your first shipment for only a PENNY! Visit my video section to learn more about Julep polishes and how you can get your hands on them too!
I bought these thinking they'd save me a lot of time and be a nice change from a regular mani! Applying them was really easy and as suspected, saved me a ton of time. The next day I took a shower... Well, showering was an ordeal… the edges kept getting caught in my hair and I thought for sure the strips were going to peel right off but they actually stayed put! As soon as I got out of the shower I put some clear polish under the lifted edges and added another top coat to the strips. I kept applying a layer of top coat daily until the night before removing them. I think after a while I just got used to the strips being on my nails and altered the way I touched things so as not to snag the strips. The strips held up really well and I kept getting lots of compliments on my fancy manicure which is always a bonus! I purchased the #360- LacedUp. The results ended up lasting me 8 days.
Then came time to remove the strips … what a horrible experience that was!
Now it clearly states, in a pretty orange stripe across the front of the package “Remove With Polish Remover”… REALLY?!? I began rubbing with remover as I normally would in order to remove polish and nothing happened … so I scrubbed and scrubbed trying to remove the strips and still nothing ~ HUH ?!? I don’t know if it was due to the fact that I had applied several layers of top coat or if it was just the strips themselves but they just wouldn’t budge! I ended up having to peel off as much of the strips as I could in an attempt to remove them which in turn stripped a layer off of my nails! NOT IMPRESSED! Even after vigorously scrubbing with remover once the strips were removed and buffing my nails I still wasn’t able to get all of the strips off and then I was left with weakened nails! EEK! In all my years of doing my nails and the countless products I have used, I have NEVER used a product that left my nails in ruins! Removing the strips took longer than the manicure was worth!
Needless to say I won’t be using SallyHansen’s Salon Effects again!! Hopefully my review saves one person from ruining their nails!!
I have several bottles of Nicole by OPI but this is the first time I buy a shade from the Kardashian collection. I am really not a fan of them and honestly try to stay away from anything thy endorse but as I was looking through the shades available ~Nothing Kim-Pares to Blue~ kept catching my eye. I am usually a huge fan of OPI so I thought ... what do I have to loose?!? I got home and went through my regular polish routine of buffing my nails, applying a basecoat and then proceeding with colour. In the photo I have 2 thick coats of polish and it still left bare streaks on my nails! This is not a transluscent shade, there is no reason for it to not cover properly. I added 2 more coats of polish today and finally got it to be opaque but it took 4 coats!!! That's ridiculous on a $10 bottle of polish!
I have tried to apply these several times and always find it difficult to get them to stay on! They're a totally cool item but I don't see them lasting the night no matter how mosturised you keep them!
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