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amother




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Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 1:14 pm
Every single one I've bought just refuses to dry, bubbles, never gets opaque, even if all the other colors from that brand were good. Is there any brand that actually has a good one?
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bzmom.




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 1:21 pm
Essie with sech vite topcoat dries in minutes to a perfect shine.
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amother




Lavender
 

Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 1:22 pm
Essie madamoiselle
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miami85




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 1:23 pm
amother [ Lavender ] wrote:
Essie madamoiselle
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That's my favorite color too, but I find it is hard to find in salons.
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jflower




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 1:26 pm
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/.....4363/

One coat of Wet N Wild Lo Soy lasts a week for me. It's 99 cents at RiteAid. I usually use a topcoat, but it's not necessary with this nail polish.
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challahchallah




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 1:27 pm
miami85 wrote:
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That's my favorite color too, but I find it is hard to find in salons.


My favorite too. I own a bottle that I bring with me. In theory also so that I can touch up my own nails, but I never seem to actually get around to doing so.
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SixOfWands




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 1:29 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Every single one I've bought just refuses to dry, bubbles, never gets opaque, even if all the other colors from that brand were good. Is there any brand that actually has a good one?


A lot of nudes are sheer, not opaque.
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challahchallah




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 1:31 pm
SixOfWands wrote:
A lot of nudes are sheer, not opaque.


Very true. Sometimes an extra coat helps. I use 3 coats of the Essie mademoiselle (plus base and top).
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amother




Babyblue
 

Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 1:34 pm
Essie twisted bottle - at the barre
Perfect nude
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amother




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Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 1:39 pm
jflower wrote:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/10203536632904363/

One coat of Wet N Wild Lo Soy lasts a week for me. It's 99 cents at RiteAid. I usually use a topcoat, but it's not necessary with this nail polish.

That one didn't work for me. Do you think the particular bottle I used was just a dud?
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SixOfWands




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 1:39 pm
My favorite nude is OPI Samoan Sand. But it is sheer.
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amother




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Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 1:39 pm
SixOfWands wrote:
A lot of nudes are sheer, not opaque.

But sheer polishes are supposed to be smooth. I meant to write that they go on streaky.
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naturalmom5




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 2:03 pm
What's the point
I never understood the expenses and potchka if you don't have a nice color to look at
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SixOfWands




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 2:04 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
But sheer polishes are supposed to be smooth. I meant to write that they go on streaky.


Yes, they're supposed to be smooth. You mentioned bubbles. That's usually old/thick polish, putting on too thick coats, or nails not clean (lawsy use nail polish remover before doing nails, even if there's no polish on them).

If the polish is streaky, try a ridge-filling base coat.
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amother




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Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 2:05 pm
But other polishes from the same store and the same brand work fine.
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little neshamala




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Oct 30 2019, 2:10 pm
OP its interesting, ive noticed that when I do my nails myself, I can only apply opaque colors (I use essie). Whenever I try a sheer color ot streaks. I find the consistancy of the polilsh is a bit different and more difficut to apply.
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amother




Ivory
 

Post  Thu, Oct 31 2019, 12:52 pm
I apply sally Hansen clear polish all the time and I love the clean fresh look and it lasts nicely. and even if it peels a drop others don't notice. that's the benefit of clear polish.
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amother




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Post  Thu, Oct 31 2019, 12:54 pm
Clear polish defeats the purpose for me. I often do like a little shine or color, but for everyday, I would want a nude polish (either sheer or opaque, but enough to provide some coverage) for the same reason that I wear foundation on my face.
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amother




Firebrick
 

Post  Thu, Oct 31 2019, 1:24 pm
have you tried:
topless and barefoot
wild nude
perennial chic

they're all different but I think they'd all go in the nude family.

people like bare with me too
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stillnewlywed




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Oct 31 2019, 4:20 pm
Essie - Boy Best Friend
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