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Color Street Nails, An Honest Review From A Non-Seller

Nail polish strips aren’t really a fresh idea but Color Street nails are one of the newer forms to appear on the market. People are raving about these stylish, 100% nail polish strips so I thought I’d share my honest Color Street review as a non-seller.

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Color Street Nails, An Honest Review From A Non-Seller

I love having my nails done, I always have. It just makes me feel more put together. The problem I have had is that I am always running and so the dry-time for my nails drives me crazy.
I usually touch something too soon and smudge my freshly painted nails and have to redo one or two…every time. Patience is not my thing.
The effort that goes into painting my nails, only to have my polish chipping off with in a day or two is also aggravating. I am constantly using my hands, and have them in water a lot, and the polish just doesn’t hold up.
My sister-in-law started to have really cute nails all the time. So, I finally asked her about them. She said they were Color Street nails. I had never heard of Color Street.
I had tried another brand of nail strips that I really liked when they were on, but the application was such a pain and took me too long. I hardly ever took the time to put them on, which defeated the purpose.
My sister-in-law told me Color Street nails are much easier and didn’t require the heat and tweezer dance that the other popular brand required. Just like the other type, Color Street nails still lasted longer than polish.
I decided to give them a try. 

Now that I know the ends and outs of Color Street nail strips I’m going to share my honest thoughts about the product. You’ll get the pros and the cons in this Color Street nails review.


Related Post: You might also want to check out THIS POST about Color Street Sister Company, Incoco. You can get real nail polish strips at Walmart and Ulta FOR LESS!

Nail polish strips aren't really a fresh idea but Color Street nails are one of the newer forms to appear on the market. People are raving about these stylish, 100% nail polish strips so I thought I'd share my review as a non-seller. | We Three Shanes

What Are Color Street Nails?

Since I hadn’t heard of Color Street, I wonder if you haven’t either. So let’s talk about the company for a minute:

Color Street’s birth place is NYC in 1984. Their creator, Fa Park, saw a woman struggling to polish her nails in a New York City cab. He thought that there has to be an easier way.

Upon discovering there wasn’t, he decided to make a better way. He experimented with lots of different techniques of putting polish on surfaces until he found his formula.

The Color Street nail strips are made with 100% real nail polish. They are not vinyl like other brands. This means they can be removed with nail polish remover. When done properly (with remover and they aren’t just pulled off) Color Street does not damage the nail like acrylics do. 

Fa started his company trying to make direct sales. He eventually realized to get them to the public the way he wanted he was going to have to go to the “party sale” platform.

One of the companies goals is to celebrate entrepreneurs. Those that decide to sell the nails are called Stylist. The nails are also manufactured here in the USA.

Color Street Sets

Nail polish strips aren't really a fresh idea but Color Street nails are one of the newer forms to appear on the market. People are raving about these stylish, 100% nail polish strips so I thought I'd share my review as a non-seller. | We Three Shanes

Each set has 16 double-edge strips (there is only one strip in the above photo because my SIL had already used the other strip). The prices range from $11-$15. They can be applied to fingernails and toenails. There are a wide range of solid colors, glitters, French tip, art designs, sports themed, seasonal and holiday styles.

Color Street has some great deals. French manicures are buy 1 get 1 free and everything else is buy 3 get 1 free. This really drops the price of the nails when you take advantage. Shipping is $3 for your entire order.

They’ve also come out with pedicure sets but I haven’t tried those yet. I just use the regular sets and get a manicure and pedicure out of them. It takes a little bit more work but it saves money.

Color Street Foundation

I really could talk about the Color Street Foundation in the pros section of this post but it deserves some real attention. Color Street Foundation supports multiple worthy organizations like the Gary Sinise Foundation,  The Autism Society of America, The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation,  Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, and  The Breast Cancer Research Center. 

Since its inception in July of 2018, The Color Street Foundation has donated over $310,000 with a pledge of $1 million in future donations.  Knowing that Color Street is a company that gives back makes me want to support them even more.

How to Apply Color Street Nails

I want to give you just a brief description of application process for Color Street nails so you know a bit about how they work. Then, I’ll get to the pros and cons.

  1. Clean and prep nails before application. File nails and push cuticles back. Color Street makes this step easy by including alcohol wipes and a mini file in each Color Street set you order.

  1. Once nails are prepped you’ll need to size your nail strips to fit your nails. Finding the correct size for each nail is important for a better, lasting look. 

  1. Once you know which strip is going on your nail you will remove the plastic covering the strip.

  1. Start with your pinky and move your way across your hand, finishing with the thumb.
  1. The strips are sticky and slightly stretchy. Stick the nail polish strip onto your nail as close to your cuticle as possible and then smooth the polish onto your nail, working your way up and out. 
  1. Crease the strip over the edge of your nail, then use your thumb or file to remove the excess nail.

These are just the basic steps for application. If you want a more detailed explanation then check out Color Streets instruction page. There are plenty of tips and tricks for applying Color Street to your nails. My Color Street stylist shares things like that on her Color Street Facebook page if you want to check it out.

My Experience With Color Street Nails

Now I’ll tell you about my experience with the nails. I honestly love them. They make me feel more put together and professional without the much higher cost of having gels or acrylics put on.
Now, I don’t believe any product is perfect so I’ll do a breakdown of both the good and bad. I’ll start with my least favorite parts: 

Things I Don’t Like About Color Street

  1. While the Color Street website says their nails can last for up to 10 days I have noticed a big difference in the lasting time depending on the type of polish. For me, I can get away with wearing the glitter nails way longer than the solids. You just notice imperfections more with a solid nail.
Also, the way to make the Color Street nails last is by buffing the nail edges as they wear.  I will usually buff that down a little and they look pretty good. It’s a tiny bit of extra work.
Nail polish strips aren't really a fresh idea but Color Street nails are one of the newer forms to appear on the market. People are raving about these stylish, 100% nail polish strips so I thought I'd share my review as a non-seller. | We Three Shanes
2. The first couple applications are tricky, so you won’t be saving time just yet. Once you have done it a few times, you do get faster. 
  1. While you do just remove Color Street with nail polish remover, I have found cheap removers don’t get the job done (especially with the glitter nails which are the hardest to remove).

A lot of women buy professional strength nail polish remover from a beauty supply store. If you want to go the drug store route, I have found this remover by Cutex called Ultra-Powerful. It works if you really soak the cotton pad.

My SIL uses Onyx Professional to take off her Color Street Nails. Both are great options and neither are very expensive.

If you’re having problems with brittle nails after using Color Street it could actually be a problem with the acetone remover. We’ve had a couple of readers mention they switched to a mineral nail polish remover and the brittle nails went away. Try Mineral Fusion Nail Polish remover if you have this problem.

One of readers recently mentioned the use of nail clips to help in the removal process, especially with those pretty but pesky glitter nails. If you only wear nail strips occasionally then you probably won’t need them but if you year them regularly then they could be very helpful.

4. Here is the one thing I am in the middle about: the price. The nails typically run between $11-$14 depending on the style. While using Color Street is much cheaper than going to a salon for nails and fills, it’s still more expensive than a bottle of polish, that will, of course, cover your nails for longer. For me, the price is worth it for really stinking cute, professional looking nails…but will it be worth it for you?
There are a couple of hacks that can help with the pricing that I’ll talk about a little later. As mentioned above you can save more money when taking advantage of Color Street deals.
5. The nail strips will dry out once they’ve been opened. There are tricks you can use to close them back up to keep them fresh but that can be a pain. Check the comment section of this post for some of the helpful tips awesome readers have given for this particular problem.
6. Some people have a problem with their nails becoming brittle and cracked from using Color Street. Others have said using Color Street made it possible to grow their nails out for the first time in years because with out the nail strips their nails would break easily.
I can’t speak to other people’s experiences. I haven’t had any problems with nail breakage from using Color Street but I wanted to at least address it because it’s such a big discussion with these nail strips.
I think this is just one of those things you’ll have to try for yourself to see how your nails handle them. Remember that acrylic and gels can also damage nails so I’m not surprised that some people have trouble with Color Street too.

Make sure to give nails a little breather in between sets and consider getting a good cuticle oil to strengthen nails.

Things I Love About Color Street Nails

1. Color street nails are BEAUTIFUL! They have lots of styles and colors to choose from. My favorites are the glitter and design nails. While I could do a decent job painting plain nails using polish, I flat out sucked at trying to do things like Ombre, or designs.
Color Street takes care of that problem for me. They even have different designs for all major holidays. I had two different Christmas sets I wore during December that were fun and festive. I got loads of compliments. 
Nail polish strips aren't really a fresh idea but Color Street nails are one of the newer forms to appear on the market. People are raving about these stylish, 100% nail polish strips so I thought I'd share my review as a non-seller. | We Three Shanes
2. They do last way longer than polish for me. I am not a person who has the time or patience for a base coat, regular coat, and top coat of polish. I am a one-coat girl.
This meant the polish really only looked good for about 2 days. I reminded myself of this the hard way.
My sister-in-law, who I used to get Color Street from, went on vacation and I forgot to get a new set of nails before she left. I had a work retreat that came up during the time she was gone so I had to use polish. It didn’t even last for the weekend retreat and looked a hot mess by the last day.
Nail polish strips aren't really a fresh idea but Color Street nails are one of the newer forms to appear on the market. People are raving about these stylish, 100% nail polish strips so I thought I'd share my review as a non-seller. | We Three Shanes
3. There is no drying time. After getting the application process down, you can get a pair of nails on pretty fast. Once they are on, that’s it…no waiting time. You can immediately make dinner, do your hair, even take a shower and your nails are good to go. No smudges or streaks because you didn’t wait long enough for them to dry. 
4. I have shorter nails so I can usually get two complete sets from one package of Color Street. My nails are short enough that I can use both sides of one nail strip, so the second set of strips can be saved for another whole manicure.
This actually brings the price down. If you can’t get a second manicure out of the strips you can get a pedicure out of them. That means your really getting a matching mani and pedi for $11- $14.
Nail polish strips aren't really a fresh idea but Color Street nails are one of the newer forms to appear on the market. People are raving about these stylish, 100% nail polish strips so I thought I'd share my review as a non-seller. | We Three Shanes
5. Speaking of a pedicure, Color Street lasts FOREVER on your toes. Normally toes take less abuse than your hands so they don’t wear as fast. If you use a glitter set on your toes, they look fabulous, but also they can usually last more than a month!
Summer’s just around the corner so remember this! Cute, shimmery toes in sandals that you don’t have to worry about for a whole month.
6. Each set comes with alcohol wipes and a file so you can prep your nails properly. We don’t realize how much residue our soaps and lotions leave on our nails. The alcohol wipes take all that off so you get a great application and those nails really stick. I love that Color Street thinks of this. They really want you to get the best application.
Nail polish strips aren't really a fresh idea but Color Street nails are one of the newer forms to appear on the market. People are raving about these stylish, 100% nail polish strips so I thought I'd share my review as a non-seller. | We Three Shanes

Would I recommend Color Street to a friend?

Absolutely! Is everyone going to become an addict like me? Maybe not. If you don’t get your nails done professionally or if you use nail polish regularly then the price might not be right for you. However, if you’re a “get your nails done” person then I think you really should consider giving Color Street a try.
  • It’s great for so many things.  I love it for everyday wear, but also for special things like holidays, work events, or even a hot date. Mommy daughter nails are really fun too. Because little girls nails are smaller you can usually get their nails done with the leftovers from your set. 
Nail polish strips aren't really a fresh idea but Color Street nails are one of the newer forms to appear on the market. People are raving about these stylish, 100% nail polish strips so I thought I'd share my review as a non-seller. | We Three Shanes
  • Color Street would be ideal for vacation because the nails would last the entire trip. You wouldn’t have to worrying about bringing polish with you or buying some on vacation when your nails chip and crack.
  • Color Street even makes a fun gift for a family member or friend.  Think thank you gifts, bridesmaid presents, stocking stuffers or teacher appreciation gifts. There are lots of things that make Color Street a great product to try.
Color Street would be ideal for vacation because the nails would last the entire trip. You wouldn't have to worrying about bringing polish with you or buying some one vacation when your nails chip and crack. | We Three Shanes

Final Thoughts on Color Street

I personally love Color Street nails. To me they are worth the price. When I was using regular polish, my nails were rarely done because it was such a pain for only 2 days of good looking polish. Now, it’s VERY RARE that I don’t have my nails done.
I write in front of clients a lot, so they are constantly looking at my hands. I like that my hands always look nice and put together now. I love having the designs I could never do myself on my nails. I like the fact that I can put the nails on and just go. No waiting for them to dry…and then smudging them because I didn’t quite wait long enough.
My stylist is a great friend of mine. If you would like to try Color Street out for yourself you can buy them at her website  Even if you aren’t ready to buy yet, go to her site and see all the styles you have to choose from. There really is something for everyone and every occasion.
I haven’t been paid or given free products in return for this post. I honestly love Color Street. Since I am so happy with my Color Street nails I wanted to share them with you! I am grateful to my SIL for sharing them with me and I wanted to pass that along to you.
Nail polish strips aren't really a fresh idea but Color Street nails are one of the newer forms to appear on the market. People are raving about these stylish, 100% nail polish strips so I thought I'd share my review as a non-seller. | We Three Shanes

If you’re looking for the best quick manicure around then Color Street nail strips are a must try! Easy application and stunning, long lasting designs give you everything you could want in nail color. Save yourself some money and enjoy salon style nails in the comfort of your own home. 

Have you tried Color Street nails? What did you think of them?

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  1. Loved this post! Glad to hear that maybe it’s not just me having brittle nails after use- I did peel the polish off once so that may be my issue. I know, that’s bad but I didn’t think it would ruin my nails and make them so brittle. I also just got a new polish remover and cuticle oil to see if that is the issue or helps. Loved reading the comments that had suggestions in them. I learned a lot. I do really like ColorStreet for the reasons stated above in the blog post and it’s supporting my cousin (it’s her side hustle and makes her happy).

    1. I so glad you learned something from this Color Street Post and the comments section. We try to keep the post up to date and even put comment tips into the post from time to time when we think they can be helpful.

      1. I have been using Color Street six to eight months now. I love them. I love the colors, I wear the glittter ones more than just plain polish. I can’t get the plain ones on as well. But the last time I wore them, about two weeks. Then I took them off and I thought sure my nails were ruined. These was some kind of white stuff on my nails that was hard and terribly hard to get off. I finally did get it off, then I left my nails plain for about three weeks, I used oil on them two to three times a day. They were brittle and easy to break and chip. I have never had problems with my nails doing that. My nails are large and real hard, never been easy to break or chip. But I have had a time trying to get them back in shape. I did finally put some new Color Street nails on. This week will make two weeks they have been on, still look like I just put them on. So I’m a little nervous about taking them off. I hope they are back to normal. So if you have any points for me, I would appreciate them.

        1. Hi Phyllis. Thanks for your comments about your experience with Color Street. I think the best thing you can do for your nails is to give them a break in between each polish set and keep using a nail and cuticle oil. Over time that should really help strengthen your nails again. I’ve also heard of other Color Street users taking supplements like biotin and collagen but I haven’t tried them yet.

          1. I started using a nail strengthener base coat before applying color street and it has helped a lot.

        2. I had trouble with my nails getting brittle and flaky too. I definitely use a base coat now designed for brittle nails before applying my strips. I also only use mineral nail polish remover (Mineral Fusion) because I think it was the acetone remover that made getting the glitter polish off easy – but also wrecked my nails. Finally I use a cuticle/nail cream called Hard as Hood at least once a day & then cuticle oil once a day. I know that’s a lot of primping, but I love cute polish & I could never get that with liquid. Also doing these things, I’m able to go from one set to another with no “naked nail” days and without the flaking, breaking nails!

          1. Thanks for sharing, Jessica. It’s always helpful to see what works for other’s that wear Color Street.

          2. Do you use the “Hard as Hoof” cream daily– even when you have the Color Street product on your nails?

          3. You can. I wait at least a day to make sure my nail strips have cured and then I don’t have a problem with the cuticle cream/oil messing up my nails. I’d try it out and see how it works for you.

    2. Hello, I was curious to know if the new polish remover and cuticle oil has helped. I have the same problem, but I love the concept of these nails. I too, peeled off my first set, so I am hoping that is the issue?
      Thank you!

      1. Hi Melissa! I haven’t swapped nail polish yet because I hate wasting the one I have and since I don’t use Color Street nails on a daily basis I’m not as worried about it. The cuticle oil seem to help my nails stay stronger and grow a bit better so I’ll personally continue using it.

      1. It’s such a bummer when it happens. It seems like switching to mineral nail polish remover and using cuticle oil has really helped some people. Maybe you can give that a try Rosemarie.

      1. Thanks for the Color Street tip, Sierra. We’ve switched to mineral nail polish remover and it helps but it’s nice to know there are other options out there that also work.

    1. Hi Janet! I’m not sure if you’re talking about hosting a party or becoming a Color Street stylist. If you want to host a party at your house then you need to contact a stylist in your area. If you want to become a stylist and sale Color Street then you’ll need to buy a starter kit. There is info for hosting a party and becoming a stylist on the Color Street website.

  2. This is THE ONLY THING I could find online with HONEST reviews about the damage these cause to nails!!! I loved wearing CS, but they have ruined my nails AND toenails and now I am stuck with a drawer full of product I won’t wear and I refuse to give them to anyone to damage their nails as well. Really sucks. Thanks for being open and honest with the reviews. I’ve had my nails naked for the last 2 months and they are just finally not peeling, but they are SO WEAK and bend easily. Never in my life have I had these issues.

    1. Thanks for sharing Dorothy. I know that Color Street is better than some other nail trends but yes they still damage a ton of users nails. Other people don’t seem to have a problem with them. Spacing out wear time and adding nail care during and in between use does help. Personally, I use them on my toes in the summer only and for my nails on special occasions. You can always try to find someone who knows the pros and cons of the nails and still uses them to sell your extras too.

    2. I appreciate that, too. I found this page in a search to see if others have had this problem with Color Street nails. I love them so much, I don’t want to stop using them, but they make my nails split and peel afterwards. Before that, I had long, healthy nails as a nice side effect of taking a lot of vitamin supplements for something else.

      No other polish will stay on my nails for more than a day without chipping, so I would be sad to give these up. I’m going to try using cuticle oil all over my nails daily, and see if that helps.

      1. I had the same issue! My toe nails were pretty strong and I used the pedicures strips twice and my big toe nails split right down the middle (front to back.) I can apply the strips so much easier on my toes (oddly) than my fingers but, I refuse to put them back on my toes. I have a few sets that I will use on my fingers but they don’t last very long for me at all. Just sucks because they’re so pretty and not quite as harsh as acrylics.

    1. I guess it all depends on what point you’re trying to find. Use the headers to find what you’re looking for and read from there.

    2. Why not just click out of it, and go read something shorter, rather than leaving an ugly comment? The author gave her time for the benefit of anyone who wants to read it for free. No one’s making you read it.

  3. Very informative! Thank you very much for your detailed review. Just wondering, how do you save them and keep them from drying out, once opened? I am looking at purchasing them, but cost is obviously a factor, so I’d like to get the most bang-for-my-buck! Thank you 🙂

    1. Hi Beth!So there are two things that you can try to keep Color Street nail strips from drying out once they are opened.

      First, you can reseal the bag with a flat iron. Press all the air out of the bag. Then fold a cloth over the open end and press the hot flat iron down on the cloth. Hold for a couple of seconds and then check the bag to see if it’s sealed. If not then press again for a little longer. The heat from flat iron will melt the plastic and seal the bag up again. You need the cloth to keep the plastic from melting onto the hot iron.

      The second tip comes from a reader and I haven’t tried it yet but once you’ve resealed the bag you can put it in the freezer. The cold air is supposed to keep the nail polish strips from drying out. I haven’t tried this yet but our reader said it works great.

      1. I find that the freezer doesn’t work as well as refrigerator. For whatever reason, the freezer seems to make them less workable. I also seal the bag and then put into a ziplock bag, then into the refrigerator. I’ve also noticed that the overlays don’t do well after the initial opening. Just my experience!!

      2. I’ve been using CS for over a year now and just throw my leftovers in a ziplock in the freezer. I’ve gotten several “ mixed manis “ just using leftovers.

    2. I fold the top of the bag over and tape it completely. Then when I use the left overs, if they are a bit dry I hit them with a hair dryer and that softens them up. 🙂

      1. That definitely seems easier than using a flat iron to reseal the bag. I’ll have to try it out. Thanks for the Color Street tips, Jessie.

    3. I have to say after getting no chip for a long time and switching to color street, I do not have any nail damage. I just love color street. You decide when you want your nails done. You are not a slave to the nail salon every 2 to 3 weeks. I love them!!! They are great for gifts and I’ve had nothing but good things said to me!!!

  4. Thank you for honest review. I really love using the strips but I have notice problem with my nails ripping at the edges frequently which is a new problem. Now I don’t feel crazy! I love the strips so I might take your advice and give my nails a break in between. Haven’t seen any problems with it on my toes.

    1. Hi Courtney! My toe nails seem to do better with nail strips as well. I hope you’re able to find a good balance between Color Street nails and rest time that works for you.

      1. I just wanted to mention that the problem with splitting and peeling nails could be caused by the “filing” of the extra length of the strip off. When we file the nails down from the top of the nail, it actually separates the layers of the nails themselves. Think sanding a piece of wood against the grain. If you seam the edges against the nail with your finger to sort of score them and then pull the excess off in a downward motion you don’t have to file the edges much if at all. I hope that explanation is clear and helpful to someone.

        1. I’ve never thought of that but it makes sense. I’ll definitely try your method and see if that helps. Thanks for sharing, Karen.

        2. Yes, i do the same thing using my nail to score and pull off, Just using them again after about a year since my nails got really weak and brittle from the first time using them. I thought i left them on too long since they stayed so nice, I also peeled them off. Won’t do that this time and hope that won’t happen again.

          1. Definitely don’t pull off Color Street nails and try using a mineral remover and cuticle oil to help combat brittle nails.

    2. I love the polish strips as well, but after leaving the 1st ones on for almost 3 weeks a took 4 days off and put on a new set for 1 week. My nails are terribly damaged, but I lived wearing them. Will try for less time when I am able to use them again

  5. What a super great article. Thank you for your review. I haven’t used the cuticle oil, but I will start today. I LOVE color street. It makes me feel pretty to have pretty nails and my husband loves that I always have my nails done. He loves me enjoying my nail obsession. My nails have been peeling which I believed started with using 100% pure acetone. I use Mineral Fusion nail polish remover now and I really like it. I order it on Amazon.

    1. Hi Michelle. I’ve heard some people say it could be the nail polish remover that’s causing brittle nails so it’s definitely worth looking into a different one. Thanks for the idea and suggestion.

    2. Mi e nails are peeling as well. I’m going to try the remover that you recommended. I also wanted to add that I used a clear gel polish from Sally’s that doesn’t need a light to cure. It drys by the time you finish the second hand. Stays on and never chips. I take them off once they have grown out too much. Sometime 2 months.

  6. Great post! I, too, used “another type” of strips that required heat and my nails grew very soft after that. Didn’t use anything for several months, and then decided to try Color Street, with great success. These do not damage my nails at all. The one problem I had was my own fault – I used an acetone remover to get a glitter set off, and the skin on my fingers literally peeled over the next two weeks. I bought the Mineral Fusion non-acetone remover on my daughter’s recommendation and have had no problems since. She’s been using Color Street for several years and has application and removal down to a fine art. I’ve read lots of different posts and have chosen the tips/tricks that work best for me.. I hatehateHATE waiting for my nails to dry!!

    1. You’re the second person to mention the mineral fusion non-acetone remover. I definitely need to make the switch. Thanks so much for sharing Anne!

  7. I loved this, thank you! I love these but had an awful time with horribly peeling nails amd thought I would have to give them up. At the advice of my stylist, I use Opi Nail Envy before applying the strips- the downside of that is that I can’t move the strips if I get them on crooked, but it has helped immensely. I also switched to Mineral Fusion remover, and I give my nails a break in between sets and keep them moisturized with cuticle oil. They aren’t completely grown out from the peeling, but definitely getting better!

    1. Thanks for sharing, Kat! I like the idea of using a base coat on my nails before but not being able to move the strips during application is a bummer. I think the mineral remover and cuticle oil are going to be my fix for now and we’ll see how that goes but if my nails are still brittle after using Color Street then I’ll try the base coat.

  8. I am a new user, a few months now. My stylist suggested using a product called Hard as Hoof nail strengthening cream on my nails and cuticles in between applications. So far, so good.

    1. Hi Diane. Thanks for sharing. You’re definitely not the first to mention using Hard as Hoof nail strengthening cream. It’s good to hear that the product works for many people and helps fix the brittle nail issue.

  9. Thank you for the honest review! (Also, said with love, the expression is “ins and outs” not “ends and outs”. 😉

    1. Thanks for pointing it out. (Mostly because Kristy wrote that article and now I get to make fun of her. Haha. I’m kidding, sort of.)

  10. I save my remaining strips by using my seal a meal! Works perfectly. I always save the strips for my granddaughter. With her small nails I have enough to give her a manicure and she loves it. We only use Mineral Fusion to remove our polish also. That stuff is amazing! We also use cuticle oil as part of our girl time routine. It’s fun to spend this time with her, she is growing up too fast!!

  11. I love Color Street nails. I peeled them off once & never again. That mistake ruined my nails & it took awhile for them to grow out & be healthy again. I use Mineral Fusion polish remover to remove the nail tips and Hard as Hoof & mineral oil in between sets which have really helped my nails. I tried a clear base coat once but it made the CS nail application more difficult & I was not able to reposition the strips.

  12. I have been using CS for over a year now. I have noticed definite nail strength decline over time. However, I am obsessed with creative applications and change my CS mani weekly without breaks in between. I do use Mineral Fusion remover and a good cuticle oil, but they are still really thin and break easily. Again- I don’t think it’s a CS issue- it’s my frequency of changes with no “naked nail” breaks. I do recommend using a nail strengthening base coat as well.

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