Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Perfect Formula French Manicure Kit

Hey Ladies,

Today I have another product from the Perfect Formula; the Perfect French Manicure kit.

As always the packaging is great, a cute pink box with the contents and ingredients of all polishes included on the back.

This kit comes with a cute pink and white case to hold your polishes, this is great if you want to bring them around with you for a quick touch up.

The polishes included in the kit are:

Step 1 -Bright Base Coat
Step 2 -French Tip Wand
Step3 -High Gloss Sealer

Lets talk about the French tip wand, this is what interested me the most as it is unique from what I have seen in other French manicure kits.

Below is a picture of the French tip wand

It reminds me of a lip gloss applicator. The polish that is applied with the French tip wand can be touched up/cleaned up with water if needed. This is also true for the Sally Hanson French tip pen I reviewed earlier on. Although you can remove and touch up the"polish" with water, it still stays put once you apply the top coat.

So lets go though the steps:

Step 1
Please forgive my yellowish nails, they are not that bad in person I swear!
I really like this base coat, it has a nice little hint of pink that makes my nails look a little healthier :) ... again it may not show as much in this picture, but I can assure you it is true.

Step 2
Here is where it got interesting. The formula on the white French tip was really thick. I'm not sure if I was sent an older batch or something, but it was hard to work with. I was so excited about the wand when I first saw the kit because it was something new, so I was kind of disappointed that it didn't work the way I thought.

As you can see below, the French tip came out a little rough.

Note: I did each step without any clean up to show how the products actually applied.

Step 3
This top coat was also thick but not unmanageable, nothing a little thinner can't fix.

You can see that the topcoat helped to smooth out the French tip a bit. I think If I had applyed a scond coat of the white tip it may have come out a bit more even.

So there you have it, a complete French tip nail. It doesn't look too bad considering I didn't clean it up, but still not perfect.

Overall I was expecting a bit more from this kit considering how much I love their polish and it's formula. I love the case and the size of the bottles for easy transportation, but the French tip wand does not work for me. I was thinking of thinning it out and trying again, but I'm not sure if my thinner will work with this formula since it is water based.

What are your thoughts on the kit?

*this product was sent to me for review, all views expressed are my own.

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