For a while now the term “Natural Hair journey” has quite rapidly made its way into everyday conversation. Stripping back on the chemicals and growing to love and nurture our hairs natural form is becoming more and more adopted in society today. I too am on my own natural journey but not for my hair, my nails!
For over 10 years I had been stuck in a cycle of getting acrylics followed by infills, and could easily go long periods of time without letting my natural nails breathe. From acrylics, I had switched to shellac, convincing myself it was “better” for my nails. Let me tell you ladies, it wasn’t. My nails were left weak, broken and damaged. The only way for me to restore my nails to their former glory was to go au naturel.
Being natural with my nails has meant trying out several different nail varnish brands. Although I love being able to change the colour whenever I want, taking off nail varnish has become somewhat of a pain.
So, when we were offered the chance to review nail varnish that peels off, I jumped at the chance!
Upon first applying the varnish I was impressed at how intense the colour was. With just one coat my nails were completely painted and seemingly ready to go. I did another coat for good measure anyway. My nails were left incredibly shiny, glossy and looking very professional. I didn't need to use a base or top coat and this was confirmed by the application guide on the Sensationail site.
The first time I'd used the varnish was the day of an engagement party I was attending. I chose to paint my nails on the day of the event to make sure they were fresh. Which they did!
Sadly, by the time I got to the event, they had already begun to peel off :( I tried flattening them down but nothing was working. In the end, I had to peel all of them off before I'd even stepped inside the venue!
I tried again the next day, using a different colour but again I experienced the same thing. Within a few hours, the varnish began to peel back and unfortunately left my nails looking messy. I once again had to peel them all off.
In the end, I'd tried four times and the longest the varnish stayed was a day. The only way I could achieve this was by not using water too much as this seemed to cause the varnish to begin to peel. This included washing up and washing my hair. Neither of which are ideal if you're wanting to keep the varnish on for long periods of time.
I'd had a look online at other reviews of the product and most seemed to match my experience, with most not being able to have the varnish on their nails for longer than 1-2 days.
Having said that, when I did peel the varnish off it did exactly what it said it would. It peeled off very easily and left no marks or any varnish on my nail. It's just a shame it didn't last very long on my nail as taking it off was so simple!