76% would repurchase
on 7/22/2018 10:14:00 AM
More reviews by liquidhappy
I’m not a big contributor to reviews but this one I had to write a review on. This is the second time I’ve tried polishing my nails with CND Vinylux Winter Glow #203 and I am really not impressed. I tried it the first time with a basecoat and it was thick, goopy, and streaky, so I looked up exactly what is CND Vinylux and how to use it and realized it’s designed to not be used with a basecoat. So I figured perhaps that was the problem, so I tried it again without a basecoat. Definitely applied better, not goopy but nice and smooth. However, this pink is opaque and not meant to be sheer but a light pink. Two coats I definitely wouldn’t have left it this way because so streaky, so I applied a third coat. Still not a even, streak-free coverage. Regardless of its claimed wear length, I’m not going to last 7 days because I’m going to remove it because it doesn’t look nice. I feel like I’m wearing drugstore bought polish.
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on 7/5/2018 5:54:00 PM
More reviews by Bella424
I’m addicted to Shellac gel manicures. Beautiful, shiny color that lasts almost 2 weeks without chips?? What’s not to love?? I have zero complaints; I’ll never go back to regular polish except for my toes since they don’t chip much. If anything I just wish I could do my nails at home without getting the lamp to cure these- but getting them done in a salon is easier all around anyway. They can have my nails trimmed, cuticles groomed and polish applied perfectly much faster than what I do myself at home...
And as for damage to the nails that I’ve seen some posters mention- I haven’t had his issue at all. I think the gel polish actually lets my nails grow out without breaking because it strengthens them. Removing them with acetone is drying, but I wash my hands immediately and moisturize and that seems to prevent any issues.
on 5/9/2018 12:28:00 PM
More reviews by Bclancy
Like many other reviewers, I just got this to use as a topcoat on my collection of assorted brand polishes, not with the Vinylux polishes as recommended. However, the issue that I have with it is one I can’t imagine being remedied by using it with the matching polishes. In short, it bubbles. Sigh. This topcoat has plenty going for it. It doesn’t have an overpowering chemical smell. The brush is of elegant design, one of the slightly wider models. Most importantly, it has done a good job preventing chips and wearing around the nail tip. It has good shine, though not as much as Seche Vite. But. It bubbles. Or at least it does on me. I find myself wondering if it’s just the particular bottle I have, because I have not noticed other reviewers here complaining of bubbles. I was torn between giving 2 or 3 lippies because, after a day or two, the little bubbles didn’t really seem all that noticeable. On the other hand, for the price(I paid $10.50 USD at Ulta), one should really expect better. Also, when I went to Sally’s a couple days later, they had mini bottles of Seche Vite so I picked up one of those to try. And so far, I like it better. Better shine(as previously noted), dries quicker, less expensive. And no bubbles. Too soon to say how well it prevents chips/wearing. If it does as well as Vinylux, then the Vinylux will definitely get returned. If not, then I may keep experimenting to see if I can get it to stop bubbling. If I have any luck, I will update this already overlong review ;)EDIT: I have applied this again and it isn’t getting bubbles anymore. Maybe just having it sit on the shelf for a few days allowed the bubbles to float to the top and disappear. I might still slightly prefer the Seche Vite since it’s a bit shinier and dries faster, but this is a good product with much to recommend about it. One additional observation about the brush. Not only is it a wider type, the edges are curved, unlike the squared off corners of your classic nail polish brush. I find this makes it much easier to apply the polish to the corners of my nails. I like it so much, I would even consider buying some of the nail polishes in this line, although it is more than I would normally pay for a color coat.
on 4/29/2018 3:47:00 AM
More reviews by lurkymclurkerson
I like Solar Oil, but I don't think I'd repurchase it when it is gone. I am not a huge fan of the scent, since it just smells like the oils it is made of--primarily almond oil--and I think that there are probably better oils out there for the price. I do like the packaging and the skinny brush, and it has helped my poor, dry cuticles to look better, but I just think it is too expensive for what it is.
on 3/20/2018 6:10:00 PM
More reviews by Halyal
Wild Moss is a sage colour polish loaded with pale gold flakes. CND Vinylux polishes are designed to last a whole week, although, in all honesty I don't find their longevity to be superior to most other polish (from similar price range). Also this range of polishes comes with an infuriatingly thin brush, similar to Essie (US version).I found the formula for this particular shade a little odd. The first coat applied a little lumpy. However, the second coat evened it out. I applied 3 coats to get full opacity. The colour was a disappointment, I am not sure what I expected, but I found it bordering on dull. I was hoping it would chip, as I was bored of the colour within the first day. This is not a bad polish by any means, but I would not be repurchasing.
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