*PR sample, all opinions stated are my own*
It’s been a while! I’ve been so busy with family life, my son turned 5 and a couple of weeks later my baby girl turned 1 (!). Time is just flying past and just needs to slow down.
So it’s taken me longer than I’d have liked to get this post up, but at least I’m finally getting to it now!
Sensationail are well known for their myriad of gel polishes, but you may not be aware that they also have a peel off polish line!
I do use a peel off base coat when I wear glitter polish so the concept is not new to me. But the thought of being able to skip the basecoat step and still benefit from the peel off feature is pretty appealing!
I was sent 3 shades from the peel off line to review. On we go to the swatches!
First up is I pink I’m In Love, which is a baby pink creme.
This swatch shows 2 coats. I absolutely love the colour but it was tricky to apply due to having a runny formula. It did look streaky at first which improved as it dried.
Next up is Plump it up which is a nice classic rosewood shade. This is throwing me back to the 90’s and I quite like it! Ha!
This one is really opaque and I only used 1 coat for my swatch. It applied really nicely and would be a lovely shade to wear in Autumn, or for the office.
The final of the 3 shades is Set in rhine-stone which is a silver glitter bomb set in a clear base.
I found it hard to get good pictures of this one – my lighting made it appear really patchy but in reality the nail looked well covered.
(So you may think I should have worn undies but this would have negated the peel off effect and plus wanted to wear it alone so I could do a wear test).
I used 3 coats for my swatch, it was a bit of a nightmare to apply as the formula was thick and gloopy. But I persisted and I’m glad I did.
This polish gives a full on sparkly, shiny glitter mani which looks really pretty. I did get quite few compliments while wearing it!
There is a video tutorial on the Sensationail website which shows you how to apply the peel off polish.
It advises that you wait 5 minutes in between coats and that once dry, the polish will peel right off.
So I didn’t really test this with the first 2 shades, but I did try it out with Set in rhine-stone.
I wore this polish (plus 1 coat of topcoat) for 5 days and was really pleased with the results.
So after the 5 days I had only lost 1 nail, which popped off without me noticing and I never found it!
The rest of the nails all stayed intact despite my hands being in water a lot and doing housework etc.
When it came to removal I used a cuticle pusher to lift the edge of the polish and then I gently eased it off my nail.
Most of them came off pretty easily while a couple needed more encouragement, but overall it was a fairly simple and quick process. Very pleasing!
Generally I quite like the idea of peel off polish but the concept doesn’t really appeal to me when used with cremes, as they are generally quick to remove.
But for glitters I think it’s a great idea and it would definitely encourage me to use more glitter polishes – which I often avoid because of the fuss of removal, even though I do have a peel off base coat.
These polishes would also be good for someone who doesn’t like using nail polish remover or wants to give their skin a break from acetone etc.
The Sensationail peel off range can be purchased online here for £6.99 each.
What do you think of peel off polish, would you try it?
Thanks for stopping by!