Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Review: Sephora's Formula X "The System"

Hello blog! Long time no see. I am back with a review on Sephora's Formula X "The System," which is a kit with their nail cleanser, base coat, top coat and a free color of your choice. It costs $32. I've been using it for several months and it's been a game changer.

Once upon a time, many years ago, I was an avid nail polish user. I happily changed my nails every 3 days. I really love putting on nail polish, but eventually I got sick of taking it off every couple days. I pretty much stopped wearing nail polish for a few years, except on holidays like Christmas or the 4th of July. Well, earlier this year Sephora came out with their new nail polish line Formula X and I read great things about their base and top coat. So, even though $32 is more than I would normally pay for just four nail polish products, I bought the kit.

This kit is AMAZING! The majority of nail polish lasts a minimum of 6 days with no chips, I usually don't take it off until day 7. I've used at least 10  different colors/brands and the only one that chipped before then was an ELF polish, and honestly their np is pretty lousy in my experience so no surprise there. Right now I'm wearing an OPI color and I'm going on day 9 with only a bit of tip wear. I even broke a nail and had to cut and file it with my np still on and the np is still looking great. Yay!

I took some comparison photos the first time I used the kit. This was day 3 and 4 wearing the base coat on one hand (top) and no base coat on the other (bottom). You can see that even though the nail polish cracks on the side with the base coat it doesn't chip.

Here is my nail polish today, day 9. I'm wearing OPI DS Extravagance. You can see tip wear and a crack on my index finger but it looks really good. I am going to change it tonight because I want something new but I could probably go another day or 2.

There you go, this stuff if amazing and I definitely recommend trying it if your nail polish chips easily. I think the base coat is pretty magical. The top coat is a good quick dry top coat, my only complaint is that it's get thick really fast so I add nail polish thinner about every 3 uses. Most quick dry top coats do that so it's not a big deal.

*This is not a sponsored review, this product was bought and paid for by me.