Unlisted Brand • Ulta3 • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||95%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love these! Bought these since I was in high school. They are such an inexpensive option for seasonal colours and the formula is pretty good.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I used to love Ulta3 nail polishes & have been buying them for years. I was really proud these great polishes were made in Australia. Since they moved production from Australia to China, the quality has diminished considerably.
I didn't realise the change & only found out when I bought a heap & some were great but the others were not. I Googled & found others had the same issues & realised what had happened.
The colours are not the same - especially if you compare an old bottle & a new bottle side by side. They're also streaky & don't last as long. The brushes aren't as good as the polish doesn't spread properly & some brushes are crooked & bristles pull out whilst you're using it.
Ulta3 nail polishes WERE amazingly cheap for a great quality nail polish. Now they are cheap & cheap quality to boot.
I know they're a business & need to make money but I wish they asked us first. I for one would be happy to pay more for a great product made in Australia & made them how they used to. Great way to lose customers Ulta3.
If you see any bottles marked "Made In Australia" snap them up, but if you see bottles marked "Made in PRC" I wouldn't risk it.
Oh well, guess I'm going back to the higher priced brands again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue
Ok, I love this nail polish because it's dirt-cheap here in Australia where all other polishes are mega exxy as well as the awesome colour choices (though I wish it wasn't so chancy of finding older colours again), BUT I am here to review their new magnetic polishes!
Holy moly, is all I can say!! I am SUPER impressed!! To me these polishes are generally just a decent cheap polish, but I feel the magnetic polishes really shine. I recently bought a more expensive brand of magnetic polish which I found annoyingly variable in effectiveness and super gritty in application. It was crap. After that experience I was wary about trying a cheaper brand but figured it couldn't hurt. So glad I did! It works excellently, and the magnet included is actually powerful enough (unlike the previous polish I tried). Not only that but it is not gritty at all, it applies just like any other polish, but the shine is amazing. I was really impressed with just how shiny the polish was without a topcoat. It also lasted ages without chipping, probably longer than any other polish I've tried - about a week (I use my hands a lot).
Apart from all of the above, it just looked really pretty. This is my new favourite polish, I'm in love!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
These are still only $2.00 at my local Pharmacy - I have mostly natural shades, some metallics, darks and a couple of pinks/orange/reds .... great value. Large bottle, dry fast, not goopy, never bubble, easy to apply & rarely streak ... certainly not the very best polish (basic bottle, standard brush), but nowhere near the worst either. Formula could be a tad thicker, but who's complaing at 2 dollars a bottle ... just put on a 3rd coat and all is well! Note: The quick dry "speed" formula is not great though I must admit & won't purchase it again. It was very streaky, goopy & looked cheap & nasty. 4/5 from me.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
i love that ulta3 is such a cheap but good quality brand of polish. they wear well, have a great smooth formula and dry super shiny! can't complain! my favourite is Watermelon :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have a growing collection of these polishes - some colours I don't like but since they're soooooo affordable its OK! There's only 1 that was a bit too sheer but pretty much the remaining colours are beautiful and apply well with just one coat. Very impressed!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love these. Generally super pigmented and super cheap (although I think the price has recently increased from $2 to $2.25/$2.50 - oh the horror!). Perfect for a cheap pick-me-up, I think I own about 30 of these beauties. They're also great for frankens, since they're cheap and guilt-free, and they come in so many colours.
There is an excellent colour guide at morenailpolish.blogspot.com.
- Twilight Fever (brown with purple shimmer) - gorgeous, Paradoxal dupe.
- Lily White (thick white creme) - it doesn't go with my skin tone, but in creme frankens it's AMAZING. It adds a great creamy consistency, comparable to good OPI cremes. The frankens I've made with lots of LW so far all stay chip-free for > 5 days.
- Wild berry (dark bluish elephant grey creme) - surprisingly pretty! Especially with Gold Rush Fever drag marbling.
- Metal (the colour of shimmery dark lead pencils) - yeah. Never thought I'd find a colour that's so much like lead pencil.
- Black plum (dark reddish/purple shimmer) and Waterlily (purple shimmer) - gorgeous on the toes!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I too am addicted to these polishes! I don't have patience for sheer shades and I love that so many of these are very pigmented. I recommend:
Neons: Citrus (highlighter yellow), Fruit Tingle (hot pink), Tahiti (pinky orange), all opaque in 2 coats
Metallics: Metal (gunmetal grey), Lollipop Lilac (pale pink foil), Snazzle (silver)
Mermaid Green (creamy, dusty blue/green)
English Rose (red with gold shimmer very similar to Zoya Elke)
Black Plum (deep wine-red shimmer)
Waterlily (deep purply-plum shimmer)
and last but not least, Orchid, an amazing one-coat shimmery royal purple!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I really do love these nail polishes as they are so so sooo cheap which lets you try shades you usually wouldn't. Their formula is also very good, and can last for 5-7 days without chipping (I use Seche Vite top coat). My favourite shades consist of Earl Grey (LE), Twilight Fever (Chanel Paradoxal dupe), Burgundy (dark maroon red) & Watermelon (coral pink). However, my favourite would HAVE to be Allure which is the perfect nude. But my only complaint with Allure is that it requires 3 coats to be opaque to my liking, which makes it quite thick on the nail.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Normally I'm a little skeptical with cheap nail polishes, but I couldn't resist the 4 for $5 deal at my local chemist! Well worth the investment, they work nearly as good as some of my Revlon nail polishes. I use the white ('lily white') nail polish from this range for my french manicure and it works just great. Long lasting and even one coat is good enough since the colours are so strong!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Really really happy with this range since we dont get many cheapie but goodie nail polish. I didn't realise i had so many, I have 18 and will continue to get more when they bring out more colours.
For $2 you can try different colours. I'm happy with the application most are 2 coaters and opaque. Definitely recommend to others
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Warning: If you buy these, you WILL get addicted! I have over 50 of these polishes now and I'm not stopping yet. My poor nails are suffering so much because I seem to change my polish twice a day! This is the brand that got me into nail polish and nail art and I am seriously hooked. I'm currently wearing Baby Pink which is quite an usual colour, it's a pale pink with a blue/purple shimmer to it when you look at it under a light. I wouldn't say it's equal to OPI, but they're quite similar in terms of quality, despite the price difference ($20 vs $2). Both have hits and misses.
First, the pros: Great consistency, REALLY CHEAP, wide range of colours, lasts about a week with base + top coat. Without a top + base I get 3-4 days of wear. Comparable to OPI without the price tag.
Cons: Glitters are pretty rubbish, sometimes the colour not opaque as I'd like (some lighter colours have VNL even after 3+ coats), quality control also seems to be an issue as I've seen a few mislabelled bottles and one of mine came without a brush! The glue keeping the brush on seems to be poor quality too. But for $2 can you really complain?!
I've popped a picture of my collection up, not sure if you can see it yet. I'll take some better pictures of all the colours when I actually get a camera! For some reason some of the bottles are labelled as NYC but they are the same brand - I've seen identical colours in the same bin with Ulta3 or NYC on them, Jellybean is one example.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
LOVE LOVE LOVE Ulta3
Best 'Chepie' Polish ever! I have about 25 and Im always buying more. Love them :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
Impressive consistency and color payoff I got a couple of these the other day, I chose a vibrant fuschia color and it looks just the same as it does in the bottle! bright and shiny! I got a 2 for $3 deal cant wait to try the pink color :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Overall I am very pleased with these nail polishes. I'm pretty impressed with quality considering it only costs $2! You get nice and even coverage just in 2 coats.
They come in a wide range of colours and have proper names for them instead of numbers. You can pick up some classics like "Scarlet" red, cool vintage shades like "Eighties Fucsia", fashion right-now colours like "Earl Grey" or dark and mysterious wonders like "Waterlily". Great way to try different nail polishes and see what you like.
However $2 naipolish can never be as good as $20 nail polish. Compared to my OPIs they lack nice lustre and chip way too fast (1-2 days of wear vs 3-4). So if you want your manicure to last a bit longer invest into better quality nail polish.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I cannot believe how good these polishes are for the AU$2 you pay for them. There are some bum colours (oh, also I'd stay away from the glitter polishes as they seriously are rubbish) but the amount of pigmentation and the wear that you get out of them is seriously amazing. I'm seriously loving the waterlily I've got on right now.
I suppose the downside to these polishes is the less than great brush. Then again, you can't really expect that much from a $2 nail polish, can you?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
These are totally fantastic for the price - $AU2 from pharmacies. I have around 20-25 colours, almost all of which apply well with 2 coats. I also use the Ulta3 non-chip top coat and it does what it says on the bottle. :)
If there were a "heck yes" option to "Would you buy this product again", I'd be picking it. Alas, I'll just stick with "yes".
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I absolutley love these. They are highly pigmented and super cheap at $2 a bottle. I always get complimented on my nail colour when I wear these. They chipped slightly after 2-3 days. The only drawback is that they don't go on evenly but after 2 coats you can't notice this anyways. I'll be back for more!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
bought "sizzling red" yesterday after reading such good reviews on "you got nail" blog. I must admit its a lovely matte sizzling red colour! i tried it out on my nails while i was at work and it went on well and dried qucikly (love that) plus it dried shiny!! i felt like i didnt need a top coat over it. The colour was brigh and intense on my nails, it was love at first sight!
best of all it cost me $2.50! the pharmacy downstairs from my work is selling 5 for $10. Im going to have to buy some more.
cant really comment on the staying / chipping power, as i only really paint my toe nails, but last nite i noticed this came off easily with nail polish remover which i like!
go out and buy it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love these nail polishes!!! every time i buy them they are soooo cheap, like $2 and the colour range and quality is awesome. Ya get a dodge colour every now n then but most are really nice!!! would definitely buy ulta3 nail polish again and again