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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 most popular 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.

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

What Are Color Street Nails?

Color Street nails are 100% real nail polish strips. It’s mess free nail polish that lasts on average, 10 days.

No dry time means you can put them on and go. There are tons of styles to please everyone. Basically, you get a professional manicure and/or pedicure from the comfort of your own home, for less than salon prices.

The Color Street Company

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 old school 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. Yep, It’s an MLM. More on that in a bit.

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

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.

Color Street Sets

Here’s a look at what you get in each Color Street 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
  • 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).
  • Each set comes with a mini file and prep pads.
  • 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.
  • They do have pedicure sets now but the selection is extremely limited.

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.

There is a slight learning curve when applying nail strips for the first time but I promise you’ll get the hang of it.

  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.

7. If you have enough left over then you’ll use the rest of the strip on the same nail but on the opposite hand.

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.


How Long Do Color Street Nails Really Last?

Color Street nails are made to last and they really do shine in that department. The Color Street website says they will last 10 days depending on your lifestyle. I find this to be mostly true.

I do mention this in the cons section below but, the glitters last way longer than the other nail strips. The glitter strips are a bit thicker so they are tough and hold up the longest.

Also, the way you make the nail strips last longer is by filing down the edges of your nails where the nail strips have started to wear. It’s easy to do and it works but it’s an extra little step.

Two side-by-side photos of the same nails wearing  deep purple and glitter nail polish strips. The first photo shows day 1 of the nails freshly done. The second photo shows the same nails on day 10 still looking great.
Bordeaux Glitz

Want your Color Street nails to last? Check out our tips page for getting the best, long lasting application and keep nails healthy while using nail strips.


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:

Color Street Cons

  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.

As I mentioned above, 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.

Four fingers with short nails, wearing gold and color glitter Color Street nail polish strips.

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.

3. 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 wear 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. I should also note that there are a ton more nail polish strips on the market these days. Most are cheaper than Color Street. Some people prefer Color Street. Others don’t.

Lily and Fox are only $2.99. Nails Mailed strips range from $1.99-$6.99. Both have free shipping.

Dashing Diva are nail strips you can buy in stores like Target, Walmart, & Ulta. They are also sold online.

You can check out our review posts for Lily & Fox, Dashing Diva, Dashing Diva Gels, and Nails Mailed and see what we think.

6. 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 readers tips section of this post for some of the helpful tips our awesome readers have given for this particular problem.

7. 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.

8. Color Street is a MLM, multilevel marketing company. This means they use Stylist to sell their nail strips. It does give a lot of stay at home moms a chance to make some money but a lot of people don’t love the way MLMs work for the people at the bottom of the pyramid.

Not all MLMs are created equal and I have found that a good amount of women selling Color Street do enjoy it. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to buy a product you love and know it’s helping a friend make some extra money.

Here’s a little about how Color Street stylist make money. Once you know this you can decide for yourself if Color Street is a company you want to support.

Color Street are a higher price than most other nail strips on the market because their Stylist make a commission of 25% off every set they sell. The extra cost cover that commission plus the higher ups need to get paid too.

Color Street also uses bonuses as incentive to get Stylists to sell more sets. Some of these bonuses include:

  • a jump start bonus – sell a certain amount when you first start, get a bonus
  • enroller jump start bonus – enroll someone who hits their jump start bonus, get a bonus
  • Leadership level bonus – 3% commission from the sells of your recruits
  • Leadership depth bonus – Did your recruits recuit? 1.5% bonus of their sells for you!
  • Team bonuses – 1.5% bonus from your team sales

There are more bonuses but that gives you a good view of how the company runs. Some people can’t shake the ick factor of MLM companies. Some can. It’s up to you to decide.

That might seem like a lot of cons but some of them are such small details that most people don’t even blink at them. But, in a review post I think it’s good to cover everything so there are no surprises. Even the tiniest of ones.

Color Street Pros

There’s a ton of good that comes from using Color Street nail stickers. I really do love them.

  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.

3 photos of three hands showing off cute Color street nail strips. The first is a white nail with peacock feather overlay. The middle set is a silver glitter with Christmas string lights overlay. The third is silver glitter with holly overlay and a dark red accent nail.
peacock throne, she’s lit

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.

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.

The focus of the photo is on a lady's hand wearing deep purple and glitter nail polish strips. She's sitting down with outstretched legs, wearing light gray plaid pj bottoms. You can see her bare feet in the background wearing the same nail polish.
Bordeaux Glitz

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!

Remember this when summer roles around. Cute, shimmery toes in sandals that you don’t have to worry about for a whole month.

6. Color Street does have wider nail strips compared to other nail trip companies. If you’ve tried another brand and found the strips to be too skinny for your nails then Color Street is a good bet for you.

7. I know I’ve mentioned this but I do consider it a pro. 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.

4 Color Street nail prep pads and 5 small, colorful nail files.

Some Color Street Tips From Our Readers

  • Connie says: A tip that helps me to remove my CS nails, especially for glitters, is to saturate a cotton ball in polish remover and place it on the nail and use aluminum foil strips over the cotton ball to keep it in place. Leave for about 10 minutes and twist the foil with the cotton ball inside and nearly all of the CS nail strip will remove easily. I use a fresh cotton ball with polish remover to clean up the remaining polish. So much easier.
  • Kim says: I started using a nail strengthener base coat before applying color street and it has helped a lot. (talking about brittles nails)
  • Robbielynn says: I ONLY shop the deals! I stock up at that time. Buy 3 get 1. Check your local craft fairs and farmer markets.. I have gotten them as low as $4 a set again I stock up.. I had a colorstreet FB party we left it open for about a month.. I scored 23 free sets of nails!! Also 2 ladies booked from my party I got 2 sets free from each of those. Try those overlays with a solid nail polish. No stylist wants to be stuck with inventory… the few I know always throw in one from their stash if you buy 3 get 1 so I get 5 sets for 3. Also join their mega sale parties.. get to know MANY stylists….
  • Monica says: 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.
  • Jessie says: 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.
  • Karen says: 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.

Color Street Promotions and Discounts

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.

You can also get some good deals through a Color Street Stylist. They usually carry a good selection of Color Street sets and at times run their own personal promotions.

Most people can also get more than one manicure, or a mani & pedi, from one set of Color Street nails. Like I said, Color Street has come out with pedicure sets but I haven’t tried those yet because the selection is so small. 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.

When compared to other nails strips like, Nails Mailed or Lily & Fox, using one set for multiple applications doesn’t save you any money because you can do the same thing with the other sets. However, if you are comparing Color Street nails to salon prices then doubling up on the set makes prices much lower.

Is Color Street Really Worth It?

The ultimate question is are Color Street nails good? Would I recommend them to a friend? My answer is, absolutely!

Getting a fun manicure and pedicure, in the comfort of my own home for around $13, that lasts around 10 days, is great. 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.

Who Should Try Color Street?

  • If you like to have pretty nails in fun designs on a regular basis then you’ll love them.
  • Maybe you don’t want to spend money for cute nails everyday but they are also great 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. 
Mom and daughter manicures using Color Street nail strips. A coral color with glitter tips.
  • 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.
light pink with red glitter overlay nail polish strips in the package and wrapped in a clear bag for a cute gift.

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 mycolorstreet.com/glamgeordan.  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.

Salon quality nails at home for less? Check out my honest Color Street review, as a non-seller, to see if they are as good as they sound.  | 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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125 Comments

    1. Hi Betty! If Color Street nail strips are pulling your hair while shampooing, it probably means that they are slightly lifting from the nail around the edges. To make sure your nails strips stick well, make sure to remove all the oil from your nails before you apply the strips by using the provided alcohol wipes. Press and smooth down the strip firmly so it adheres well. As nails grow out and nail polish wears off around the tips make sure to file the nail in a downward motion and if you want add a thin top coat.

  1. My “trick” for removing my Color Street:

    Supplies:

    A bowl of warm water, big enough to put your hand in

    A sandwich baggie

    10 milliliters of nail polish remover

    2 minutes or less

    Pour the remover into the baggie. Put your finger tips in the baggie. Put your fingers, inside the bag, in the water. Do not put the baggie so deep into the bowl that the water gets into the baggie. The warm water adds pressure and warmth to the polish. Use your finger tips to rub the remover into the polish to work it off. The polish immediately softens the polish strips into goo and it is off quickly and with little effort. I don’t even change out the remover for the second hand. Easy as pie!

    1. Thanks for the tip, Rock! I remember another commenter who uses the same process but I did really understand the use of water until your explanation. I’ll definitely have to try it. Especially on the glitter nail strips.

  2. I have been using Color Street for at least six months. I have not had any damage to my nails at all, but I do give them a few days break in between. I absolutely love them and will continue using them even after salons open again.
    As to the MLM aspect, I buy mine from a gal who has been selling just since April and she has climbed up the ranks to be the top rep in the country. Trust me, she is definately making more than a paycheck, she makes an annual income which is likely to cross six figures this year. It’s a great company from what I can tell, though I don’t have a huge interest in selling them myself.

    I love them and think they are a terrific product!

    1. Thanks for your insight Gayle. I think the way Color Street runs as an MLM is definitely different from other companies which shows from your sales rep’s experience.

  3. Hi, I have been using Color Street for a couple of months now and love it! I like that the nail polish strips are non-toxic, so easy to put on, and no drying time! Plus having 16 strips is helpful too. With the extra nail polish strips, you can seal the plastic back up using a flat-iron, so the nail strips do not dry out. Storing them in a zip lock bag will not work, (as I tried that). I use both ends of the strip, so for my last mani, I only used 5 nail strips! Also, “Clear as Day” is the clear nail polish strips. Using them over your color nail strips will allow your mani to stay on longer, and you get 32 in that pack!

  4. They damage my nails because they don’t allow them to breathe at all. They’re really hard to remove. And they are a MLM company, which are, by nature, predatory. They recruit people to work for them and then they don’t make money. Like. At all. 99% of MLM workers lose money. Research the dangers of MLMs. This brand is horrible.

    1. We’ve done our research on MLM s and we mention that Color Street is an MLM in the post. Not all MLM’s are created equal in my opinion and I think Color Street does a good job with they way they handle running theirs. I’ve known people who make good money with Color Street and really enjoy working for the company.

  5. I see a lot of people commenting on the price point of Color Street being so much more expensive than Incoco or Coconut, but if you take advantage of the buy one get one on French tips or buy three get one on everything else, your price point drops from $11-$14 per set to $7-$9.75 per set which really makes them pretty comparable.

    As for the peeling and chipping of nails, I would guess that it’s from using harsh nail polish removers containing acetone to easily remove the polish. I use Mineral Fusion and always have a bare naked day in between sets where I do nail care with buffing, cuticle oil, filing, and really just letting my nails breathe and have a rest.

    1. Yes. We talk more about the price comparisons of the 3 sister companies in THIS POST that focuses on Incoco and Coconut. And we also suggest a cuticle oil and a break in between nail polish strips.

    2. I do this exact same thing, using cheap or even expensive remover with acetone will damage your nails. I use Mineral Fusion as well, I use a non cotton pad and finger tip clips for 5 minutes on each hand and even the glitter ones remove quickly.

  6. I’m a Color Street Stylist… and here’s a tip for keeping your Color Street fresh once they’re opened…. seal the leftover strips in a small zip-lock (I use the little “snack” ones for this), and keep them in your freezer! I then place all of my zip-locked packs in a larger zip-lock bag. When you take one out to use, they will thaw out quickly of course, and you will find that they will adhere as well as if they were a brand new set. I have had a couple that just before I put them on, I warmed up quickly with my hair dryer! By the way, I love reading your blog!

  7. I typically have bare nails because I don’t want the fuss of going to a salon on a regular basis. I tried Color Street for the first time on Sunday and am totally hooked!! It was much easier than I thought, they look fabulous and I feel “put together” even when I’m stuck at home helping kids with remote learning. I would love to know what color you are wearing in the mani/pedi photo (dark burgandy glitter)? I’d love to try that one next. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Alyssa! Glad Color Street works so well for you.The dark burgundy glitter is called Bordeaux Glitz and you can find them under the glitter category on Color Streets website.

  8. I don’t like color street nails. They are so thin. They twist and bunch up when you put them on. This is my third time wearing them. I had my granddaughter put the last set on for me and she experienced the same problem. I have uses Inocca and they didn’t twist and stick together and were more affordable.

    1. That’s so interesting Lisa cuz it was the opposite for me. Incoco were definitely thinner for me. I wonder if it all just depends on the batch. It’s been interesting and helpful to read about everyone else’s experience with Color Street and Incoco so thank you for sharing!

  9. I love Color Street nails because I can change up my nails on a whim without going to a salon. The nearest salon is 30 minutes away, so going to a salon is a time suck. I think it is good to go have a professional mani-pedi every few months; no polish or anything just to keep your nails trimmed and healthy. The Color Street patterns are fun and easy to apply. I love the combinations they suggest and creativity is highly encouraged when it comes to mixing strips. I am not a stylist or anything, but even I can apply these strips. I can’t polish my nails at all and usually end up with polish all over my skin. These are fantastic and last 10+ days on my nails. Everywhere I go I get tons of compliments on my nails.

    1. Thanks for sharing Alice! I always get compliments too. Some people complain about the colors and pattern choices but I think they have a great variety.

  10. Thank you for your great honest review! Several women I work with sell color street and at first I thought it was gimmicky and I did not want to like them. However, I am now hooked! I am too frugal for the nail salon and am always painting my nails, only to have chips a couple days later. And the dry time is excruciating as I am a mother of 3 and work full time. Color street has changed everything when it comes to my nails. They last well over a week and look amazing. I stick with the glitters or French manicures as I find them to be much more forgiving with application errors. I am sitting here on day 8 of a French manicure that looks as good as they did on day 1. I also just buff away the tips as they start to wear a little and this fixes the issue. I am a nurse and have to keep my nails fairly short and can get 3 manicures per set. I reseal my packages with a quick press of a flat iron and find them to be as good on day 30+ as they were when I first open a package. I cannot see myself ever returning to the liquid polish scene.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to let us know how Color Street works for you! I agree, the glitter and french tip are definitely more forgiving and for me they have the most lasting power. I wore a set of French tip on vacation where we swam a ton and they still lasted me 3 weeks.

  11. I began using these about 5 months ago, and I love them! They protect my nails much better than any polish, and my nails are much stronger when I keep Color Street on them. Mine definitely last for 10 days, so long as I am reasonable with how I use my hands. I find that the product is somewhat soft until it cures (about 3 hours), and after that it is harder than nail polish. Some of the patterns are way too crazy for me, but I’ve found some that I really like, including the French nails. Of course, during these days of COVID-19, it is especially great to be able to put salon-quality polish on my nails without visiting a salon..

    1. The French tips are my favorite and I find they last twice as long because of the clear overlay. Thanks for sharing how Color Street has worked for you. It’s great to hear from everyone about the different experiences people have had with the nail strips.

  12. I noticed today that my natural nails are splitting and shredding and I’m not sure why. I’ve been using Color Street for a few months and never had this problem before. I wondered if it was Color Street or the nail polish remover I’ve been using.

    1. It could be the Color Street, nail polish remover, or a combo of the two. I think finger nails need a break between any type of covering whether it’s nail polish, a nail polish strip, or any other type of nail art. I like to leave some breathing time in between using Color Street Nails. Consider using a nail strengthening serum or cream in between uses. It might help.

      1. Also using Hard as Hoofs by onyx professionals seriously helps the strength and helps with the splitting. I use it when I give my nails “breath time” and even use it with my strips on. I’ve heard soo many times that it’s more likely the polish removers we use that really causes the splitting, also if you pick at your strips that will incorporate damage to your nail beds also.

        #bebeautiful

    2. This happened to me after I changed my color street nails once a week for 3 weeks. After that my nails were peeling and cracking and horribly thin. I think it’s because I had glitter styles and they needed acetone to remove them. I had to leave them bare for a couple months while they grew out. This never happened to me when I would just use regular polish frequently or just using colorstreet once in a blue moon. I think if you’re changing them frequently it is hard on your real nails.

      1. This comment thread mirrors my experience — my nails took a beating. The styles are very pretty though. I also like the non-chipped-look factor that comes with Color STreet. I just have to take a very long break between using the nail strips. I have loved using them on my toes most of all.

        1. Letting your nails breath in between wears is important. I mostly use Color Street on my toes too. You can’t beat how long they last as a pedicure. Thanks for sharing Colette!

    3. I have a terrible time wearing Color Street nails. After I remove a set, it takes weeks for my nails to stop peeling. I have to try to grow them back out before I can wear them again. Does anyone else have this problem? I take Biotin and hoped that would help. Any ideas?

      1. That seems to be a problem for many people. Biotin should help but if it’s not enough then try a cuticle oil. We mention this is the post and have a link to one we suggest trying.

  13. Thanks … but I find the product & overall aesthetic cheap looking ~ more for those who just want “polish on their nails” ~ And tacky color profiles … Ugghhh – packaging is corny, too. I can’t ~ but have fun with it if it’s your thing!

    1. I agree, tried to like them because although I can more than afford the highest price nails because it’s important to me to have beautiful hands due to the nature of my career, I love a good deal. It is not a good deal when you’re spending less money on a less valuable product. I did sign up as a stylist simply to get the big pack of nails for a much less price and have been working on these nails since September. That’s almost 3 months and mine do last about 7-10 days depending if I use a top coat or double layer them. My toes last about 6 weeks so I’ve saved at least $150+ since September not having manis and pedis at a salon. My nails grow super fast so my biggest issue with polish is them growing out before wearing. I know no one probably notices but I do. I did a nail bar on Facebook just to share with my friends because I knew many of them would like the polish strips too and they did. I’ve earned my initial investment back and like 30 packs of nails so needless to say it hasn’t cost me a dime in the grand scheme of things. Will I continue to “do the business”? Probably not because I have a demanding career to keep up with I just won’t have a lot of extra time but zero regrets on the starter kit, and excited polish or salon visits won’t be an expense anymore. I can spend the money on something else like my starbucks or spray tan haha Just sharing my experience.

      1. Tiffany, thank you for sharing your experience with Color Street with us. I love your perspective on the MLM aspect of it. I don’t think all MLM’s are created equal and it’s not fair to group them all together. That fact that you saved money becoming a stylist and getting the big pack for less is such a great idea. You were still able to share with friends which shows that you can do things your own way. I realize you’re not turning it into a career but not everyone needs to, to gain some benefits.

  14. Color Street used to be Incocco and were mail order only. I used them when they were Incocco and loved them. Then something changed and they became Color Street and through MMS purchases. I figured all this out after doing some research on line as to who Color Street was. I went to a party as a favor to a friend. They are now $5–$7 more per pack (used to be $8 on line), inexpensive shipping. I purchased 3 sets and have had an awful time with the wear of these strips. I am no stranger to nail strips and know how to put them on. My first set looked horrible, literally cracking, within 4 days. Unfortunately, I was on a cruise ship and had to purchase premium priced polish remover and polish because I wasn’t walking around like that! I tried to give them a chance, I really did, but they just do NOT have the quality they used to have plus they’re more expensive!

    1. Hi Luanne! Thanks for sharing your experience with Color Street and for the info about Incoco. Color Street is the sister company of Incoco and they also have another line called Coconut Nail Art. They all are said to have the same formula. Incoco can still be found at that lower price at some retailers like Ulta and Coconut Nail Art can be found at Walmart for between $5-7. I haven’t tried either of them but for that price they’re worth a try.

      1. I’ve tried all three brands and find they all perform the same. The main difference is that the Coconut and InCoco brands have fewer color and pattern options that don’t change often. The Walmart near my house has had the same few styles in stock for the past couple years, so there isn’t much variety or any new patterns. But I have gotten some really good deals on the ColorStreet through my friend who sells them when she has specials going on, and I think the actual Color Street brand comes with a few more nail strips than the ones at Walmart/Ulta, too.

        1. Also, I’ve never had any of the three Color Street brands last longer than 4-5 days. They all get tip wear, chipping, peeling up at the cuticle, and/or cracking by day five. I’ve tried many of the tips and tricks out there and they all perform the same every time I’ve used them. For that reason, I prefer to spend less usually and get the Walmart Coconut brand unless there is a certain color or pattern that I want for an event or holiday from Colorstreet.

          1. We did a review of Coconut and they were the worst for me but Katie’s looked ok. I’ll have to try them again because I love the price point and the convenience of grabbing a set at Walmart.

        2. We did a review of the Color Street Sister brands in another post that’s linked in this post if you want to check it out. I really wanted to like them as much as Color Street but I didn’t. I do want to try the Coconut ones again because I think I just got a bad set. I definitely think everyone should try all three for themselves because you never know how they’ll work for you. Thanks for reading and commenting!

    2. Wow. I’ve not had that experience and sorry you did. Before I go on, no I don’t represent the product in any way other than I use them but I am not a stylist or anything else for Color Street. Makes me wonder, based on your description, if they were dried out/older some what at the time of application. Just my thought.

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