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NYC Strip Me OFF Base Coat

NYC sent me this product to review! I am a huge fan of the NYC Quick Dry Top Coat so when I heard they came out with the Strip Me Off Base Coat I just had to try it!!

The Strip Me Off Base Coat is for easy removal of a manicure including glitter using no nail polish remover. The product goes on white but dries quick and transparent.

Since this product intrigued me I wanted to test it with several different types and brands of polish on both manicures and a pedicure. I was impressed when a cream polish came right off with no residue, I then tested a glitter polish on a manicure I wore for five days, I had no chips and when I went to peel it off the glitter came off very easily, I actually did this in front of two coworkers who didn’t believe but wanted to, they were so impressed with the removal of the glitter polish they sat there stunned. I then tried this on my pedicure with PixieDust gasp I used a base coat with PixieDust!!  The pedicure wore for over a week and came right off when I gently peeled the polish away!

For those that follow me on Instagram: coolpolishblog, Facebook or Twitter: Cool Polish then you know how much I ADORE glitter polish, with that being said go out and purchase this base coat, it retails for $1.99 and can be found at most drugstores. This product is a fraction of the cost compared to OPI Glitter Off Pealable Base which retails for $9.00 and is owned by the same company!


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OPI Push and Shove Duet Pack Chrome Polish!

I purchased the OPI Push and Shove Duet Pack from Sally’s Beauty Supply for $8.99. This is a chrome polish that is part of the Gwen Stefani Love. Angel. Music. Baby Collection.

The Polish is full size and is paired with a small bottle of Lay Down that Base, which is a base coat. It will take two coats to get a nice smooth look with this polish, which is a mirror finish and hard to capture witht he camera.

I like this polish however be warned that it will show each flaw on every claw, so be sure to buff before you apply the polish.

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Once the polish was completely dry I used OPI Black Satin to stamp on a design.

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This review is on the Revlon Neon Art. Revlon sent me two colors to try, Laser Beam and High Voltage. The first color I tried was Laser Beam, I wore this color to work on Friday and a few of the responses were “wow neon!” or “wow those are some bright nails!” For those of you that want to make a statement in neon this collection is for you!

This collection has 10 shades, all come with a neon color and white base to make it pop! The color choices are Neon Light, High Voltage, Atomic Pink, Laser Beam, Pink Glow, Florescent, Hot Flash, Ultra Violet, Killer-Whatt and Amped Up.

I was curious to see what difference the white base made, on the High Voltage swatch the ring finger has no white base and the index finger has one coat of white base. I found that two coats of the white base are important for a smooth neon look.

Both swatches have two coats of color and no top coat.

High Voltage

Laser Beam

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