My friend Vanessa, owner of Blush Beauty Lounge, was trying out a new brand of nail polish to see if she would start using/carrying them. She passed me a bottle to try out and today I’m sharing my thoughts with you. So without further ado, let’s take a look at Nailberry and their colour Boho Chic.
Nailberry is a 12-free, breathable, oxygenated, and water permeable formula. It’s also cruelty-free, gluten-free, Halal, and vegan. This line, L’Oxygéné, uses patented technology to deliver a healthier manicure with no compromise on colour vivacity, shine or longevity.
First off, I LOVE the brush! It’s a flat brush and I only needed to do two swipes per nail. This brush was more square on one side than the other, and the squarer side worked better for me.
Boho Chic is described as a Deep Plum Rose. This colour gives me heart eyes; I LOVE IT! This is definitely a ME colour. I also got lots of love when I shared it on my IG/FB stories.
Vanessa said to use very thin coats of nail polish because otherwise, it would take too long to fully dry. I tried to go very thin, but I found that doing so made the nail polish too patchy and I ended up having to dip my brush in the bottle to get more product. To prevent the double dipping I’d say I went with medium-thin coats.
The formula had a shiny finish on its own but it wasn’t as even as I like my finishes to be. A topcoat helped with that (Vanessa also lent me the Nailberry Bare Essentials 2-in-1 Base & top coat) but it was still not as even and smooth as I like my nails to be. I also got a lot of bubbles in my topcoat. When I tried to get rid of them (by passing over them again with the brush), it would pull at the already applied topcoat, so I had to get more topcoat to even it out. But I didn’t want to apply too much and have it take forever to dry. So I had to settle for the bubbles.
I went to bed about an hour after my nails were done and I could still leave small fingerprint imprints on my nails so I was a bit worried about getting bedsheet prints. But I had to go to bed…
The next morning, I had bedsheet prints on my nails, womp womp!
I still kept the manicure because I wanted to see how long it would last (and I LOVED the colour!), and wow did it ever last! I was REALLY impressed with how long it lasted. After a full week I had ZERO chips, only tip wear.
It’s really too bad that it takes so long to dry because that wear time is amazing! And for a business to use this brand for manicures, the longevity would be a huge hit. However, the long dry time is not good for business and Vanessa already had a bad experience with a client where the manicure smudged after leaving (because it wasn’t drying) and she had to fix it.
We still need to experiment with coat thickness/thinness to see if we can make it dry faster, but at this point Vanessa is not using Nailberry on clients.
Have you heard of this brand before?
– Chantal 🙂
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Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.