|Orchid and Champagne|
Nail prep: Prior to application ensure your nails are completely clear of any old nail lacquer, treatments etc. If required perform your normal tidy up; so a file, reshape and cuticle tidy.
Product: Consists of an activator*, nail polish, brush cleaner
|Left to right: Brush Cleaner, Activator, Nail Polish in Orchid|
Step 1: Nutra Nail Activator
Start with the hand you have more trouble applying nail lacquer to it will help. Apply the 'activator' to each nail of your first hand and ensure it does not dry and move to step 2.
Step 2: Nutra Nail Colour
Apply immediately in a thin layer to each nail of your first hand where you have applied the activator.
Step 3: Brush Cleaner
With a paper towel/tissue remove the excess nail colour and place into the brush cleaner bottle and that brush into the nail polish bottle - this is to help reduce the product build up caused by the activator. If the brush is not clean it will effect the finish.
Repeat the process on for a second time and then on your other hand. It is suggested that you only apply two coats of the nail lacquer. Full detailed instructions are in the box please read carefully. You can also watch a how-to video on the Nutra Nail website.
Results and thoughts:
The finish is a semi-gloss finish with the colour I applied - Orchid. It did for me only take about 5 minutes and pretty much was dry and hard in that time so no smudges or dings here, so it lived up to that claim! The activator I found gave of some fumes, so make sure you are in a large room and not a bathroom. This little bottle is also more commonly known as false nail glue(see below ingredients list) which did cause a little problem but soon rectified as I had filed my nails right down so my nail tip hit the skin of my finger on one or two of my fingers I had the nail and skin stick together. If you do have short nails to press your finger into the table so the nail is away from the skin and do not run the activator along the top of the nail like they show you on the Nutra Nail website. Also ensure you remove any excess prior to application. If you have long nails you will be fine.
My nails lasted pretty well, one did chip on day two ever so slightly. I wore it for 3-4 days before I removed it. This product would be good for an occasion like a wedding, a special event, or you don't have much time. Also if the environment you live in is warm this could be a product to consider due to its drying time.
Nutra Nail also has a specific nail polish remover available called No-Mess Express™. It consists of 5 yellow pads that you press your nails against, takes around 2 minutes. You can also use pure acetone; just soak your nails for a couple minutes and wipe clean.
The No-Mess Express polish remover is USD$5.99, AUD$10.99, UK £5.79
*Activator Ingredients - ETHYL CYANOACRYLATE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE. MAY CONTAIN: BHA, 2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1, 3-DIOL, NK ESTER PEG-22, PEG-22 DIMETHACRYLATE, BENZO-18-CROWN-6
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