Glitter nail polish is a double-edged sword: it looks great, but removing it is awful. Will dreams come true with this peel-of-nail polish?
I love nail polish. In fact, when it comes to nail polish, I combine two strong qualities: I am a hunter and a collector. Huntress because I can't hold back and always need new colors and finishes.
And a collector because I can call the rainbow my own. That probably says it all. The nail polish rainbow is a special one, because glitter polishes are also part of it. And these are angels and devils at the same time. You MUST have them and wear them on your nails. And then you just HAVE to remove them.
Then that's the bad part of the story. I've already tried everything: let the remover jar, let the remover take effect under aluminum foil and simply tip it on the nail by the liter: no method is ever foolproof for me! And I also hate how the natural nail feels after such a scrubbing session.
Accordingly, I was ecstatic when Little Ondine sent me peel-of nail polish. The vegan and cruelty-free paints can be ordered on the QVC website. From metallic to glitter to solid colors you can find everything in the collection.
Of course, I was most fascinated by the golden glitter paint. But I didn't storm up straight away, I wanted to do it right! So I consulted the instructions. Here are the most important points: Two to three coats for an opaque look, absolutely no water on the nails in the first hour and touch up the mistakes as long as the nail polish is still damp.
The latter tip is worth its weight in gold, because if you simply allow the leftovers to dry out on the edge, they will stick to the varnish on the nail. And since this is a peel-of-nail polish, you would remove everything (on the nail and next to it) if you tried later.
That with the three layers is not nonsense, especially with the plain-colored paint. I know what you're thinking: three shifts usually means an entire evening should be devoted to drying. But Little Ondine dries really quickly, even after three layers you can access it relatively quickly!
And the result looks nice too. Well, I'm used to a bit more coverage with plain-colored nail polish, but that's a matter of taste. The glitter nail polish, on the other hand, is perfect after the 2nd layer. You just have to get used to the scratchy structure, then everything is good.
As you can see, there is a lot to be said for these peel-of-paints. But there is one very important thing that speaks against it: the peel-off effect. On the one hand, it is really awesome if you want to have the nail polish removed. Whether purple or gold glitter - with a little help, the varnish will peel off seamlessly from the nail.
Unfortunately, the detachment process also begins when you work too much with your hands: the edges roll up, the sides loosen and sometimes a piece even tears. This means that the sleek look of freshly painted nails is lost after a relatively short time.
All in all, the QVC shop can be satisfied that they have added Little Ondine to their range. The product absolutely does what it says on the tin, no matter what finish it is! That's impressive, especially when it comes to the glitter finish. I will wear those very often too. I don't know if I will use the other colors because I don't like the quick peeling. But that is also due to the fact that I already have thousands of nail polishes and I already have these colors in my own range.