73% would repurchase
on 3/9/2018 3:26:00 PM
More reviews by Cindi33
Wonderful product. It works! Easy to use. This is not a new product and it has been on the market for many years before I discovered it. I am very impressed. I bought this after years of using tea bags or silk wraps and recently I saw several older You Tube tutorials on nail repair that used this powder and glue and it looked so simple and fast that I wanted to give it a try. I found this a couple of weeks ago at my local Sally's Beauty Supply and bought this little kit. I paid around $7.50 for this but it's worth so much more. It comes with a small bottle of glue, a little pot of loose powder, and a small buffing square. I used this 10 days ago to patch a break that was starting on my nail and had previously patched with a silk wrap. I had never used this before so this is a first impression review. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. Prep nail and clean it. Apply a thin even layer of glue keeping it away from cuticles and sidewalls. Immediately dip into powder and brush off excess. Let dry. Buff to smooth and repeat steps. Super easy. I had no trouble but I did prefer following the video instructions as compared to just reading them and following an illustration. I applied the glue a little too heavy though in one spot so I had to do a lot of buffing and smoothing to get it all evened out there. I patched this nail almost two weeks ago and it is still holding strong and you can't tell it's broken beneath the patch. They recommend applying this as a full nail application and that is easier that just doing a small square patch like the silks anyway. The hardest thing on this was the filing and buffing and that wasn't hard at all, just a little time consuming and requires patience. You've got to take time to get this nice and even or some polishes like chromes, frosts, and cremes could show and accentuate every flaw/ridge/bump/groove so make sure to do a thin even layer of glue, repeat steps as necessary, and buff well taking your time to make it smooth. Even on naked nails you can't tell which one I patched. This does add strength to your nail just as an acrylic overlay does. It has lasted longer than my silks and so far I haven't had any lifting or fraying at the edges. The silks tend to start to fray at the edges and sides with tip wear over a couple of weeks and sometimes even then the patch won't hold and the break will catch on my hair or threads and such. This product does not do that and I am delighted with its performance so far. I change my manis several times a week and this has held up to 5 polish changes so far and still is in perfect shape. Two layers is all I needed to repair and it gives my nails time to grow out keeping them all the same length without having to cut them all down to nubs just because I broke one. I really love this powder/glue kit and it works great for me. I work in a hospital and wash my hands too many times a day to count and have exposure to lots of chemicals and antibacterials and such and this holds up to all that. I love that this is so easy to apply, has no strong chemical smell like the gel cure spray does, and is fast too. This required zero learning curve and for the first time try, this was a complete success. I love this product already! I feel like I have salon results right in my own home. I can repair any time without waiting for an appointment and it looks as good.
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on 3/3/2018 5:11:00 PM
More reviews by nbk4gkf
I have purchased this many times and it is a holy grail base coat.
on 2/17/2018 8:06:00 AM
More reviews by Sorceress2
I selected the "Pamper Me" color in the line. I wish I liked this product more. I do feel it is gentle on my nails and allows them to recover from weakness incurred from regular lacquer. That was the main purpose of my purchase. However, in terms of wear, I do have some issues. This dries very dull, and this causes my nails to look old and rough. A one day old application looks like it is a week old. That is frustrating. I also have issues with application. The polish is difficult to apply. It's very streaky. Because of this, I have to use more product to deal with the streaking. This causes the coats to be thicker and by turn, extends the drying time. I would like to see Orly improve this formula because the idea behind the product is great. It just isn't quite there yet. In the meantime, I think I will stick with the clear color in the line.
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on 1/28/2018 1:01:00 AM
More reviews by MiaGracie
This is a discontinued polish from the Orly French Manicure line.In the bottle it is a peachy tan, leaning more peach than tan. 1 coat is very, very sheer. It's pretty neutral looking to me. It's clean and sheer. Barely a hint of any color. It went on very well and was easy to work with. It's a sheer in 1 coat. I do like it in 1 coat for a clean, barely there look. It's very pretty.2 coats go on well. You do have to be a tiny, tiny bit careful to even it out. But it's still very, very easy to use. Not like those you have to fight and just a touch under the no-brainer quick apply type. Don't let that scare you, it evens out easily and quickly. It deepens the shade just a touch. I do think it pulls a touch yellow on 2 coats vs 1. Not terribly, but some people won't like it or find it flattering, it's not scary or ugly though.3 coats go on well. Again, you have to even it out, but it's very easy to do so. You're not going to get opague bottle color. It's milky and clean and it looks a bit less yellow than at 2 coats. I prefer 3 coats color to that of 2. It looks nice application and formula wise, but this is not going to be a color for everyone.The color in 2-3 coats is not the most flattering on me, so I'd likely say no to rebuying it if were still available. It's pretty neutral and nice in 1 coat and I think I prefer it as a quick 1 coat and top polish. Overall not a bad polish though.
on 1/28/2018 12:47:00 AM
This is a discontinued polish from Orly's French Manicure Line. In the bottle it's a neutral beige and is really pretty. I prefer to use a milky base coat under nudes like this (I like Nailite's Milky Basecoat.) But one doesn't have to get a good result.1 coat goes on fairly well. Not as easy as some, but not bad at all. If you struggle with this type of polish, you might want to find an easier one. But some could have it looking nice with one coat. There is a slight uneveness though. It's not bad but some may notice it. I tried a good self-leveling top coat and did have decent results, but some unexpected "grabbing" that I found unusual (where the top coat wanted to lift the polish, and it never does that with a good polish, only bad ones). You will have to use the topcoat to smooth it out though carefully.2 coats go on fairly well. You have to be careful, but it's not as bad as some of the hard to use polishes. It's semi-opague and quite milky. It is a touch streaky but not terrible, but not as good as something cheaper that goes on easy (see my other polish reviews, I like Wet N Wild 2% Milk, Essie Allure, Essie Mademoiselle). It's not a quick, no brainer, easy polish that you don't have to be careful with, and I hate polishes I have to fuss with.3 coats improved things. It got whiter and pinker but not as neutral as the bottle color. It evened it out quite a bit. But it looked like it could benefit from another coat (which I don't like to do 4 coats). It wasn't bad, but not perfect either. As it dried a slight bit of uneveness showed up, enough to bug me but not some people. It could easily be patchy if not very careful with it. It's not the worst polish, but not the easiest to work with.The color was pretty and a bit pinker on the nail than shows up in the bottle. I would not rebuy it even if I could, but it's not horrible, but not great either.
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