It sounds more like a hair regimen to be sure, but the latest way to get healthy, shiny, chip-free color is by using "The System" - Cleanse-Prime-Shine.
SEPHORA Collection's nail polish line, Formula X The System, is dollar for dollar one of the best buys and highly effective sets of nail products I've ever tried - and I've tried a LOT of them.
If you thought that the only way to get shiny, chip free color these days was by getting a gel manicure from a salon, forget all of that now.
By simply following the steps in the system, using the 3 included products (you also get to pick your nail color to go with the set) I went for nearly 2 weeks with just minor chipping - and that was only towards the end of the 2 weeks.
The Cleanse product is a alcohol based formula which gently removes any last remaining color or nail products from your previous manicure. I was very impressed that my nails didn't feel dry or damaged after this step. Next, I added the Base coat which was a bit thicker than the average base coat and had more of a sticky feel, but once dry it felt fine and was the perfect base for the SEPHORA Formula X nail color.
The Formula X nail color was creamy, very smooth and while the first coat went on a little streaky, by the second, the color and formula settled and was smooth. With two coats the color was true to the bottle shade. I love a nice coral in the summer, so I used Incandescent (shown, left).
The Top coat was what really brought everything together. The texture was very smooth and the finish extremely shiny - the glossy effect lasted for at least 5 days before even dulling just a bit. Once the top coat was on it only took a few minutes for my nails to dry completely. By the second week I just added a new layer of the top coat and my nails looked like I had just had them done all over again!
This is a perfect set for those of you looking to save money from having weekly nail salon manicures, those who are trying to perfect their nail painting skills like teens or college girls, or just nail polish lovers who always want their nails to look great, without putting a lot of effort - or time into it. - RLB
This set contains:
- 0.4 oz Nail Cleanser
- 0.4 oz Base Coat
- 0.4 oz Top Coat
- 0.4 oz Nail Color of your choice
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*This product was provided courtesy of Sephora PR for reviewing purposes.