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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!

 

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

 

 

Revlon Graffiti Top Coat!

Last weekend I Purchased the two new Graffiti Top Coats by Revlon at Walgreens. I’ve always been a fan of Revlon but these two top coats are amazing and they make me love Revlon even more!

If you are looking for Graffiti on your nails then these are a MUST buy. Although similar to the Maybelline Clearly Spotted and Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear Rosey Shooter and Strobe Flash, you will find that they are slightly different. If you follow me and read my blog you know that I am also a huge fan of Sally Hansen and just like Revlon have been for a very long time. There are differences in the polishes such as the reds are slightly different and Sally Hansen has more white hex glitter in both versus Revlon which is packed, I mean packed full of glitter graffiti goodness!

Revlon’s Red Graffiti Top Coat is jam packed with red and white hex glitter is all sizes, it also has white bar glitter.

Revlon’s Black Graffiti Top Coat is also jam packed but with black and white hex glitter and black bar glitter.

The Graffiti Top Coats goes on smooth even thought the brush is loaded up with the glitter goodness. In my swatches I have only one coat, yes just one, how amazing! Unlike many other glitter polishes which brings the glitter closer to the tips as you apply this top coat actually spreads the glitter out equally on the nail.

Thank you Revlon for perfecting the hex glitter top coat!

Red over Revlon Black Magic

Black over Revlons Vintage

Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

NYC Top Gold Top Coat

I purchased the newly launched NYC Top Gold top coat, which was found at CVS for $1.89 per bottle. The polish is a gold leaf top coat that delivers a classy look.

The polish is similar to the Limited Edition Guilty Pleasure from Zoya, but at a fraction of the cost!

This swatch is two coats of Top Gold over Revlon’s Black Magic; it went on smooth and does take a while to dry.

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It was very hard to capture this swatch on camera.

Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Tape Mani

Simple manicure with Sally Hansen Sugar Coat.

For the base it is two polishes I purchased, Sally Hansen Frozen Solid (teal) and Sally Hansen Hard To Get (white). I then used manicure tape to make the diamond shapes. I applied 1 coat of the Sally Hansen Sugar Coat at a time peeling off the tape after applying the polish to each nail. The two sugar Coat colors where given to me by Sally Hansen the yellow is called Sweetie and the pink is Cotton Candy. Check out other Sugar Coat and Fuzzy Coat designes here.

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Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

 

The product samples were given to Cool Polish for editorial purposes. The product samples came from one of the following: directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on www.coolpolish.com are the truthful opinion of its author and are not persuaded by the manufacturer in any way.

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat and Fuzzy Coat

I received six polishes in the mail from Sally Hansen, 3 Sugar Coat and 3 Fuzzy Coat; I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of these polishes. These limited edition textured polishes are fun and really transform your manicure. Fuzzy Coat is a 3D texture with a woven effect and the Sugar Coat is a matte finish with a sugary 3D effect.

The 3 Fuzzy coat polishes that came are Wool Knot, Tight Knit, and Wool Lite, the 3 Sugar Coat polishes are Sweetie, Cotton Candy and Cherry Drop.

I test wore these polishes and was highly pleased with the outcome of the wear. If you pick at your manicure then textured polishes are not for you. When applying these textured polishes make sure to clean the ends of your nails to avoid any overhang which will cause snags.  As I paint each nail I gently roll the tip of the nail from side to side on a paper towel, or use an orange stick to gently push the polish off the end of the nail.

Sugar Coats swatches go on very easy and look good with just one or multiple coats, while the Fuzzy Coat will require three coats if is going solo.

Sugar Coat- I really love this collection, it is fun and goes on very easy the brush is a medium size.

Sweetie-a fun pale yellow that says look at me.

Cotton Candy- a light pink that is perfect for the summer.

Cherry Drop- a lovely red that demands attention.

Fuzzy Coat-this is a fun collection with a thinner brush, this polish can be worn alone or used to spice up a standard manicure.

Wool Knot-white and teal.

Tight Knit-royal blue and white

Wool Lite- very light pink

I played around a little with the polishes to show how fun they can be when you mix them up.

Cherry Drop with Tight Knit, this combo makes for patriotic colored nails.

Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow with Tight Knit.

Sally Hansen Cherry, Cherry Bang, Bang with Wool Lite.

These polishes have launched and can be found at major retailers. Let me know on Facebook or instagram @coolpolishblog what you think about these polishes.

 

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

The product samples were given to Cool Polish for editorial purposes. The product samples came from one of the following: directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on www.coolpolish.com are the truthful opinion of its author and are not persuaded by the manufacturer in any way.