The Ultimate Nail Polish Test

I’m a girly girl at heart, so of course I love having my nails done!
But I’m also a little bit of a perfectionist, so I’d rather have no nail polish than a chipped and messy mani. 
I HATE putting time and effort into doing my nails when it without fail, almost always chips within a few hours.(Is this just a problem I have?) I discovered Gel Nails a few years back and they are amazing! They have been the only way I’ve done my nails. But dang, they are ridiculously expensive! The cost has meant that I usually don’t have my nails done and it’s made me look into buying all of the needed materials (UV light and polishes) to do it at home for cheaper. 
BUT THEN, my hair dresser told me about this new nail polish called Vinylux. It’s a base coat and a top coat polish that is hardened by natural light rather than UV light. She said it was a perfect middle ground between Gel nails and traditional nail polish. It sounded too good to be true, so I put is to the ultimate test and these are my results!
Oh my goodness! I’m in love with this polish!
Basically, it looks almost as good as a gel nail manicure, it goes on quicker (It took me 8 minutes), doesn’t use a UV light, it doesn’t chip like normal polish, it comes off SO much easier than gel nails, it isn’t as damaging to your nails as Gel nails can be and the cost is totally affordable! — yeah, I’m in love. 
I would say the only plus to Gel nails are that they last twice as long. 
So how do you get this amazing Vinylux polish? I bought mine at my Salon (Suggestions Salon in Orem Utah) but you can also find it online through Amazon. I haven’t found it at any drug stores or beauty supply stores. 
Try it out and let me know if you feel the same way!

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  1. Kiri on March 25, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Hi Elise, I love your blog and this post is great I am so glad they have it on Amazon as I live in the UK. Could I ask did you need a specific polish remover? Thanks x

  2. Elise Hunter on March 25, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I used a basic acetone based nail polish remover and it came off so easily!

  3. Porcelina on March 25, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I've just ordered some!!! I used and bought the topcoat (£7.95) and 'clay canyon' (£8.95) plus got free delivery and £1 off for liking their FB page.Can't wait to try this out, I have been getting through rubbish nail polishes and want something that actually works!!P x

  4. Harlynn on March 25, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Such an awesome idea!! Thanks a ton for sharing. c: <

  5. Kristin Thompson on March 25, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Oh my gosh I need to try this! I have all the same problems with regular nail polish, & I love gels, but they can kind of be a pain!KristinCrumbs & Curls

  6. Unknown on March 25, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I just quit getting gel because I was so sick of going to the salon! So this post was perfectly timed for me! I am definitely going to try this stuff out, thank you for sharing!

  7. Paige Flamm on March 25, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I'm totally going to have to give this polish a try! Thanks for sharing!Paige

  8. Our Appetizer on March 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    See yours look good, I got mine done at a well known salon here in Cleveland and it looked terrible! The nail polish started to literally peel off of my nail the next day. It was terrible because the next day was Valentine's Day and the first time I would have seen My Guy in 6 weeks. So of course I wanted nice looking nails but in reality they looked terrible. Maybe they look better with a full color but as a french manicure they looked terrible.

  9. Emily on March 26, 2014 at 12:19 am

    I painted my nails on friday when I got off work at 4, by 7 they were chipped all to hell. I was so mad!! I LOVE Gel nails & shellac, but it's so expensive. It looks like the Vinylux is by the same brand as shellac, I'll have to try it!

  10. The Girl who Loved to Write on March 26, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Such a pretty color!

  11. Abby on March 26, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Love the chart! I have wanted to try the Vinylux for awhile now because I've heard such good things about. I think I'm going to order a bottle soon! Thanks for the great review. 🙂 xo Always, Abby

  12. Unknown on March 26, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I just bought some on Amazon and am excited to try it 🙂 thanks so much! *erica*

  13. Sarah44 on March 26, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I am pretty sure you and I have the same wedding ring!

  14. Unknown on March 27, 2014 at 2:26 am

    oww I am so excited to try this out! Thanks for the great recommendation girl.

  15. Unknown on March 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Very Informative post.

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