I don't know about this stuff. I HAD TO HAVE IT. I was like, OBSESSED. Before purchasing I picked up 2 dupes, both from Orly ( barely rose and plum). They were decent but it did not scratch my itch for this stuff. Finally caved and spent the big bucks ( $26 if I recall). It is just OK, its really no different than the dupes. The brush is a littler nicer, but in terms of shine, I don't know I am not really seeing it. I regret the purchase, but you know how it is when you must have a product.....
Lovely polish. Pros: Wide, smooth brush which is very easy to use. Nail color build able, almost transparent i 1 coat, 2 coats look like fresh natural nails, 3 coats a hint of pink. Last long without chipping, almost a week. A miracle in a bottle. Cons: doesn't manage to cover really yellow stained nails, but you might use this as a base coat, at seems to work as a whitener too! I was afraid it would be discontinued, so I stocked up 3 bottles:)
I've been wearing this since it came out and it's the only polish I wear. Like other reviewers said, it makes your nails pink and the tips whiter, and very glossy. Nothing like other clear polishes I've tried. I swear it's magic!
The brush is perfect -- very thick and wide, so only two swipes and I'm done. If I apply a thick coat I don't need a second coat at all. I won't redo for weeks at a time, because even when it wears off at the edges and I've trimmed my nails, what remains is so glossy it makes my nails still look shiny.
The only weird thing is that the first two days I have it on it looks kind of see-through magenta in bright sunlight, but I think that's pretty cool!
Click on link to see product on nails. I applied this product to my pinky and ring fingers. I applied Deborah Lippmann clear top coat to my pointer/middle fingers to compare. http://img.makeupalley.com/6/1/7/2/2635894.JPG
This product works really well. It doesn't really add any color, yours nails won't look yellow at all. I prefer to use this only when I have French manicure or when I have no polish on. If you're looking for a non yellowing top coat for polished nails then use "Hong Kong girl." It's a much cheaper alternative and you can purchase it on amazon for a couple bucks. Make sure you get the one that's tinted pink slightly, the clear one doesn't work that well.
I love this product. At first, I was really skeptical about all the word of mouth hype, but decided to splurge on this product (which, trust me, it is!). Now, I use it quite regularly. I have fairly pale nail beds and not the whitest nail tips. This polish makes it look like I get a manicure every week! It's amazing. It makes the pinks of my nails pinker and the whites of my nails really white. I don't find that it yellows my nails, but you DO need to put on two coats and let dry throughly, like regular polish.
I bought this a year ago and have used it sparingly to make it last every since. It's really nice, but expensive. No other nail polish on bare nails will give you the healthy, "enhanced" natural look this will. I use 1-2 coats on bare nails and it leaves a light healthy pink hue on my nail beds while brightening my tips. I don't think it looks like a true french manicure, but definitely the closest you'll get to it while looking natural.
The brush is great, perfect application. It dries fast and then wears down slowly, never chips. So even after 4 days your nails still look good and not all chipped up.
Overall, I would consider repurchasing it depending on my budget and other needs. But I'd highly recommend this to anyone who doesn't want to wear polish and have a natural look. You won't get the same healthy glow effect by using a regular clear polish, base/top coat etc.
The worst thing about this polish is that it's pretty expensive. Because of that, I tried to replace it with some polishes that had a similar transparent pink color. No go. The reason? The pink in those polishes turned the whites of my nails a yellowish color, much like a red nail polish would do. Therefore, I am going back to the Dior Nail glow.
I love a "natural" type of look with all of my cosmetics; the Miss America, full-face makeup and nails is NOT for me. This polish makes your nails look healthy and very, very natural which is why I like it. The only real downside to this is the price. Everything else about it is great.
HOLY HG, I have fallen head over heels!
I use/wash my hands all the time at work (in a kitchen), and therefore can't regularly polish my nails... I'm lucky to have strong nails, and I try to look after my hands and wear gloves at work as often as I can, but more often than not my nails end up stained and ragged. After seeing the rave reviews of the NG I decided to shell out and give it a try - see if it could bring my poor nails back to life.
Nail Glow delivered 100% for me - there is no denying that the whites of nails seem whiter and the pinks much pinker. The look is instantaneous and absolutely gorgeous: nails look so polished (no pun intended), shining, and well... glowing. A previous reviewer mentioned that she felt after using NG that colourful polishes were almost too garish, and I must say, I can see what she meant - the look you get from NG is so beautiful and natural - I've never seen my nails so nice! Although my nails grow long and strong, the whites are a little yellowish, and this brightens them right up - I think the NG actually strengthened my nails a little bit more as well. Added bonus is that it's incredibly fast drying, gives the nails beautiful shine, "fades" rather than chips, and you can get the beautiful effect in just one coat!
As for the practicalities:
Packaging is lovely - a simple square bottle, plain label, and a silver cap, the brush is fantastic - very soft and slightly rounded, does a brilliant job of distributing the NG, and the price is well... admittedly not cheap, but NG is SO worth it IMHO. I've never been so happy with a nail product, I am truly in love, and will definitely re-purchase. In fact, I'm going to stock the heck up as I'm pretty sure NG is limited edition :(
I read about this in a magazine and was intrigued by the claim that it would, "make the white of your nails whiter and the pink, pinker." Tried it at Sephora, but decided that $25 was too much ... I brilliantly requested it for Mother's Day and I absolutely love it! It almost makes me want to toss all my other nail polishes. A clean, fresh look that really lasts. Totally worth the price for the lovely effect it gives to nails ... long or short. A winner.
Absolutely love it. So easy to apply, gives a nice pink color and the glossy finish stays forever. Will definetely repurchase.