Have many colors from this line. Like most of them. Look forward to buying other colors from this line! :)
This is a real good news/bad news product. The good news is the domed brush makes it really easy to follow the line of your cuticle, the polishes are really pigmented (so run truer to bottle color), the color selection is great and the polishes last as long on me as a "salon" brand like Essie or Opi. The bad news is the brush is SO wide and picks up so much polish, you basically have to relearn how to paint your nails. If the colors weren't so great and the price so reasonable (if BOGO) I probably would have given up on this polish. But I really loved the colors so I stuck it out. I found that the winning application formula is to wipe wipe wipe the brush and then when I pull it off look to see if a drop forms. If it does, I wipe it off. That seems to be perfect for the middle three fingers. I still haven't completely decided if I'm keeping my haul of polishes from this line. But now that I've got the hang of it, I'll definitely buy another color if I like it. EDIT: After struggling through four manicures with this line, I ended up getting rid of my entire haul and I won't buy it again.
This is the first time I've used this nail polish, and I tried it in the color "Peachy Keen." I have to say, awful awful awful. I loved the wide brush, but that's about it. It was extremely streaky even after 3 coats. The color would be great for a french manicure or a simple polished look, but I definitely don't think it's worth my time to apply 4+ coats (if 4 coats even does the trick; I gave up after 3 coats). Maybe other colors have a better formula, but I haven't tried them. However, after this experience, I wouldn't want to try any other colors from this line.
I literally just purchased the polish called Naked ambition. It is a really pretty nude with faint shimmer through it so it doesnt look so "block" or "flat". It is a creamy texture, a little thick (not super thick by any means) but applies like ...crap. It is streaky, and meticulous trained hands would do okay with it. Took three coats to get it looking decent, still streaky. Amazing colour, shame I couldn't say the same for the formula.
Worst-polish-ever. Streaky, needed three coats, hard to maneuver brush, dull finish. Cute color, "I Pink I Can" but I think I won't ever again. Application was like an old polish you added too much nail polish remover to to get one last use out of it, yet it still stayed gloppy and now lacked shine. By nail two/coat two, I was in deep regret. Used Poshe top coat even through polish is theoretically "complete". I never return stuff, but this is going back.
I bought this product in Fairy Teal. At first I loved it. The color was beautiful and it went on very smooth. However last night I removed it so I could use a different color and it was a disaster. Despite claiming to have a base coat built in it stained my nails! And my fingers! Once I'd removed the polish the pads of my fingers were all green. I had to scrub my hands with a soapy toothbrush. Beware of the dark colors in their line, they'll look great but you'll spend a lot of time removing them.
I have about 12 various colors of the Complete Salon Manicure polishes. I think they are the best nail polishes I have ever used! I was an OPI fan before but only the shimmer polishes in OPI would remain chip-free. In this range I get a week out of my manicure if I do base coat, 3 coats and a top coat then top up with an extra top coat every other day or so. I get a little tip wear but from all the typing I do this can't be avoided, but it is rare that I get a chip unless I have been doing a lot of dishes for example. love the bottle and brush, the rubberized band around the bottle cap is really helpful and the brush is shaped differently to other brushes, so you end up painting your nails much more neatly than with usual brushes. Occasionally there has been an odd longer strand but I just snip that off. The paler colors can be sheer but that is the nature of pale colors I find. Commander In Chic was my first one from an Allure recommendation but since then I have been collecting them, I have all the blue colors and a selection of the others. Try them - you will be pleasantly surprised!
What's not to like about this? The color payoff after two coats is amazing! Plus I love the brush - wide and flat for perfect application! The only thing about this is I applied it yesterday - base, 2 coats, top coat. I went into the jacuzzi the same day and it peeled right off =[ Boo!
I've bought this in a number of colours and there are good and bad things about the line in general. I love the brush, I love the formula, I can get a solid cover in 2 coats with all the colours I've bought. The only problem I've had is with the Fairy Teal colour. I had it on overnight, less then 24 hours, with a base coat and it stained my nails. I love the colour but am not loving the staining! I will definitly be purchasing this in more colours tho, and Raisin the Bar is my favorite by far, although I don't think it's purple or mauve at all.
These nail polishes are amazing! To me most nail polishes, no matter how cheap or how expensive, are all kind of the same... with the exception of this one!! The best part of this nail polish, for me, is the brush. It is flat, wide, and slightly rounded at the tip. The formula is great, but I think the brush really makes all of the difference with these. It goes on so well and really does make for an easy, flawless application. I have Commander in Chic (a muddy brown/grey) and Calypso Blue (a vibrant blue/teal shimmer) and I cannot wait to try more colors.